Can a Car Accident Cause a Hernia?
The most common injuries that are associated with car crashes are broken bones, head injuries, and whiplash. It makes sense that high impact collisions could cause your head, neck, and body to be jerked around, potentially causing severe damage to those parts of your body or even death.
However, there are several hidden injuries that aren’t noted after a collision because sometimes they don’t show up right away. Right after an incident, victims of car crashes are usually startled and want to get home. Sometimes, they don’t go to the hospital right away as is advised. Adrenaline kicks in, and for some victims, they may not notice their physical pain immediately.
Pain can be a result of a car accident-induced hernia, although a hernia can be asymptomatic. A hernia can disrupt the quality of your life and may eventually require medical attention.