When you get involved in a car crash, you may end up hitting your head against part of the car or even other people within it. This can still happen even if you are wearing your seatbelt.
It is important to understand potential impacts of these crashes and how they may affect you moving forward, along with what the path to healing often looks like.
What causes head trauma?
Mayo Clinic discusses the traumatic brain injuries that happen in crashes. These injuries will look different depending on numerous factors, including but not limited to your health at the time of the crash, the speed it occurred, the force behind the impact and the location of the impact.
Location is often one of the most overlooked factors that have an enormous influence on how a brain injury will manifest. After all, the biggest effects usually happen depending on what area of the brain the injury is located in.
For example, frontal lobe damage is particularly common in crash injury victims. If you suffered from a blow that impacted this part of the brain, you could end up dealing with personality changes and memory loss issues due to what the frontal lobe controls. This is because the frontal lobe mans things like executive function, impulse control and memory storage.
Different paths to healing
Healing also looks different for everyone. Even if you and someone else had the same sort of injury in the same location, which happened under similar circumstances, you could likely have entirely different trajectory paths for healing.
This is important to keep in mind because healing is often long and arduous and can be a mental drain. It helps to know what to anticipate.