It is a known fact that the healing period of a wide variety of car accident injuries has changed, but a recent study has shown that at least one person can slow his healing ability and that this factor is the age of the victim.
Researchers found that older drivers were more likely to report pain after an accident than their young counterparts. The study was published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine and reported that more than 50 per cent of elderly citizens who were seriously injured in car accidents continue to use painkillers six months after the accident.
Study data also showed that doctors gave these elderly victims a complete healing prognosis within 30 days. Researchers found that about 72 percent of the participants had a moderate and severe pain complaint after the accident.
Six months later, one in four patients still reported moderate and severe pain. These patients also reported other health complications. Six months after the collision, those who suffered severe pain reported a fall in physical function. In addition, 23 percent of these patients reported that they had to change their living conditions to get more help.