A semi-truck is a massive beast that can withstand a lot when it comes to collisions or accidents. The other vehicle tends to be the one that winds up far worse for the wear. This makes for a very dangerous scenario, and semi-truck accident injuries can be devastating to the human body.
What kinds of injuries can people get? Everything from their head to their feet can be injured. Here are some of the main types of injuries.
This injury occurs when your head moves backward and then forward very fast. The symptoms include neck and shoulder pain. Usually, if you do exercise and take pain medication, it can resolve itself in a few weeks. This is when physical therapy can help, since the physical therapist can guide you through what you need to do.
The jarring impact can have a lot of effects on your body. Your spine or back can twist into some shapes for which it was not designed. The result can be pain and possible loss of mobility.
Your bones are quite durable, but they often can’t withstand the sheer force of an accident with a semi. The results can be audible and you may hear a cracking sound or even feel something break.
This is when you might need to see an orthopedist, since they can help injuries with bones. They can determine, via X-rays, what kind of bone break or fracture you have and then come up with the best course of action to help you heal. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may even need to be immobile for a while.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Your brain is an amazing organism. When it gets injured, though, it can set you back a lot in your development. You may lose the ability to do things that you used to do with ease, such as walking or holding things. After a CT scan determines the extent of the injury, physical therapy can help you relearn those things and get you back on track.
Neck and Back Pain
You can have non-whiplash-related injuries that can affect your neck and back. After an MRI, seeing a chiropractor can be good since they can realign your spine to help you manage the pain and feel more like yourself.
If you live in New Bedford, MA, or Fall River, MA, and need orthopedic care, chiropractic care, or physical therapy, come see us at Boston Orthopaedic P.C.