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What Happens to Your Body in a Collision Car Crash?

In a collision car crash, it’s relatively simple to spot damage to your vehicle; but what about damage to the human body? Cars, after all, are made of materials that can withstand high impact, but the human body is not. In just milliseconds, the body is subject to extreme compressive loads and torsional forces. Basically, this means that even at a low speed, your body is forced into non-normal movements, like the spine being twisted or the knees bending backwards.

Think of it this way: On the freeway, your body travels at the same speed as the vehicle. When you press on the brakes, your body adjusts gradually to slow down. But when you are hit by another car as you are in motion, your body continues to move at the same speed as before. This can cause very serious injuries to those who survive the impact. The human body is equipped to prepare us for traumatic physical injury, and the car crash victim will experience some physical changes along with the resulting adrenaline and endorphin rush. This is why so many car accident victims do not register sensations of pain in the first few moments following impact.

What Are the Most Common Car Crash Injuries?

Of course, injuries vary depending on the speed and mass of the car that collides with you.

Common injuries sustained in collision car crashes include: 

  • Head trauma
  • Whiplash
  • Arm or leg injuries
  • Upper body and spine trauma
  • Internal bleeding or organ rupture
  • Fractures
  • Emotional response

Obtain Treatment in Houston for Collision Car Crash Injuries

At QualCare Rehabilitation, our top priority is bringing our patients back to good health. We help with pain management and physical therapy, so patients can restore their full range of physical motion and regain function as quickly as possible. Our accredited, multidisciplinary team consists of car accident doctors and other medical experts dedicated to physical rehabilitating victims of  serious injuries. We will create an individualized treatment care plan for you, and we gladly accept walk-ins and referrals.

We also work directly with your attorney, insurance company, and other medical care providers to provide the best treatment and thorough documentation should you decide to pursue civil litigation against the person responsible for your collision car crash.

Have you suffered injuries from a car accident? Contact us at QualCare Rehabilitation at (713) 588-0042 for skilled physical rehabilitation, pain management, and chiropractic care. We accept walk-ins at our 15 locations.