Involved in a Car Accident?
A car accident does not always end up with just repairing your vehicle. There are a number of known cases when individuals suffer from pain, reduced range of motion, headaches, and stiffness (car accident injuries). Not always do the symptoms appear soon after the accident; together with emotional trauma, this may worsen the case.
Making an appointment with a physical therapist as soon as possible ensures fast recovery and can prevent health consequences like migraines and chronic pain.
Whether mild or severe, most automobile-related injuries and diseases can be effectively treated with physiotherapy. It will address the underlying issues and help the body heal. No matter if the accident is old or happened recently.
The most common car accident injuries addressed by our specialists include the following:
- Whiplash (sudden, forceful movement of the neck) resulting in dizziness, numbness in arms, pain in the upper back, etc.
- Brain injury/concussion manifesting itself as nausea, double vision, etc.
- Herniated discs which cause weakness, pain in hands, etc.
- Fractures and dislocations,
- Injuries of lower extremities.
Taking the necessary steps to get a medical evaluation by a physical therapist as soon as possible is of great significance to avoid any long-term damage.
How Can Physiotherapy Help?
Physiotherapy helps relieve pain, decrease muscle pain, improve flexibility, and strengthen your body. Even more important than that is the possibility of avoiding surgery and taking pain relief medications thanks to physical therapy of car accident injuries. It can “set” your vestibular system after an accident too.
Every activity and stretch prescribed by the physical therapist focuses on recovering, managing pain, restoring mobility, and increasing blood flow to the injured area. It may be the combination of
- ice and cold therapy,
- massage techniques,
- kinesiology techniques,
- postural-alignment training,
- acupuncture and others.
A chiropractor’s attention after a car accident may not only help to reduce pain but also inflammation and scar tissue in afflicted areas.
- Inflammation (a common consequence of physical injury) can cause discomfort when present in big amounts,
- In cases where scar tissue resulting from collision trauma is causing pain or decreased mobility, specific techniques may be used to break it up and aid healing.
Free Consultation from Our Experts
Our team is here to provide holistic healing of car accident injuries and support recovery. After an examination by our physical therapist and studying your medical history, we will develop a treatment plan which will be individual and will match your needs. Of course, we will take your preferences into account.
How Will Your Treatment Session Look Like
Your therapy will include various exercises and manual therapy modalities to reduce pain and increase the range of motion. Besides, we will inform you on how to maintain proper posture, which lifestyle changes you should make, and give you a set of in-home exercises to manage pain and speed up healing.
Ask Us How Can We Help You Treat Car Accident Injuries
Our knowledgeable team of physiotherapists has helped many patients recover after various accidents and injuries ranging from sports traumas to conditions related to the nervous system. You can reduce pain and regain mobility with the right attention and personalized treatments.
Do not wait too long to treat your car accident injuries, or your case may end up with surgery as the only available option. Choose the non-invasive physical therapy to treat your condition soon after a car accident. We will help save your nerves and your health.