You’re probably wondering why does your jaw hurt so much, why do your wrists hurt, why does your knee hurt? When you are involved in a car accident, this is the thing. When you are driving, let’s say you’re driving a car then somebody rear-ends you. The first thing that happens if you notice, your wrist goes back because the impact it pushes forward puts a lot of strain in your elbow and it pushes your shoulder back. That is how you can have problems at the wrist, your elbow, and your shoulder.
Many times it also hurts the vertebrates in the back. But because of the accident that happens your knee hits the steering wheel and your body goes side to side hitting other parts of the car. Your jaw, because you’re doing the whiplash motion back and forth, goes backward and forward creating that stretch in these ligaments and that’s called TMJ- temporal mandibular joint dysfunction.
You got to look at the injury and how it happened slowly it down in your mind and that’s how you can figure out what is really hurting you and what can hurt you for the foreseeable future. You have to understand many attorneys may not get this idea. Many individuals may not get this idea because automatically they assume that that had to come from something else.
But when you are involved in a car accident or some sort of major impact you’ve got to slow down the process because you’ll realize that that accident caused many other issues to happen because of the incident. So, if you’re falling, you’re compensating one side, you’re bending to protect yourselves. Our very smart and our bodies will do whatever it takes to protect ourselves from these injuries. But many times creates more injuries in different areas because it tightens up. So, the mechanics of injury is very important when thinking about your injuries and thinking about your future care. If you have any questions on this feel free to give us a call at 813-421-3411 or 833- 4 BAD DAY.
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