One of the most serious injuries a person involved in a car accident may sustain is a spinal fracture. Fractures in the thoracic or lumbar spinal regions may occur in an accident due to the high speed of a collision and the resulting physical forces.
Whether we realize it or not, brain injuries are occurring every day in our communities. Brain injuries can happen while we’re playing sports, driving in the car, or walking the dog, any time we experience a hard hit to the head. When a brain injury becomes severe it is considered a traumatic brain injury, which can occur during a car crash or similar event. In fact, car accidents are one of the leading causes for brain injuries. Researchers have been looking at the issue of brain injuries for many years, seeking to better understand the impact on the brain so that better treatments can be developed.