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Can car crashes cause medical conditions?

On Behalf of | Jan 20, 2019 | Car Accidents, Firm News |

Connecticut residents who get into a car crash have to deal with plenty of short-term issues. This includes injuries like bruising, broken bones, sprains, head trauma, spinal cord damage, and more. These issues often come with a high hospital bill as well. But do the hospital visits stop there?

The American Family Physician looks at post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) resulting from car accidents. This can be considered a medical condition, and it can impact your life on a daily basis. PTSD and other related disorders can make it hard for you to accomplish daily tasks, live with the same vigor you had before, or even leave your house at all. Many people don’t know how to deal with or treat their disorders, especially because they don’t believe a car accident is a “good enough” reason to seek therapy.

Physical issues are not abnormal either. For example, you may face ailments like degenerative disk disease. This disease affects the spinal disks and causes them to erode over time. Car accidents can actually start an issue where there might not have been one before, or they can exacerbate it if it’s already a problem. Degenerative disks can cause back pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving. It can significantly impact your life.

If you have suffered from physical or emotional damages later in life because of a car crash you experienced, you may want to speak to an attorney about your options. Seeing what’s available to you can be a good place to start.