Automobile collisions are one of the leading causes of injuries that require medical attention. If not properly addressed, an accident can cause a variety of ailments to your body, and these injuries can cause long-term pain.
The most serious injuries received from a car accident are usually to the head and the back. Head trauma can result in vision issues, concussions, and even skull fractures. The sudden movements of the neck and head that are caused by a car accident can also cause whiplash, which can be excruciatingly painful and restrict movement. Other common injuries include herniated discs, neck injuries, chest injuries, collapsed lungs, and broken ribs. A medical examination is recommended if you have been in a car accident that has caused you pain in any of these areas.
Remember that not all symptoms occur immediately after a car accident—the worst of the pain can last for months!
Physical Therapy Can Help You Recover After an Accident
One of the most significant advantages is that physical therapy promotes healing and can help prevent long-term negative effects such as migraines and chronic pain.
Physical therapy methods used to treat injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident include massage therapy, manual therapy, ultrasound, ice and cold therapy, individual exercises, targeted massage, stretching, and aquatic therapy. The sooner you begin physical therapy after a car accident, the better you will feel for the next 6 to 12 months.
What Are The Benefits of Receiving Physical Therapy?
PT may help you to avoid costly operations
We take a healthy, natural approach to healing motor vehicle accident injuries. Physical therapy strengthens the ligaments, tendons, and muscles that protect the structures of the body. It can sometimes prevent the need for surgery, and it is much more cost-effective than having an operation.
You will experience less pain –
The most obvious benefit of physical therapy is that it aids in the reduction of stress and pain. Every stretch and workout recommended by a physical therapist has a specific healing goal and improves function and mobility. Our physical therapist will design a treatment plan specifically for your injuries.
Restoring your previous function and mobility –
You can still benefit from physical therapy even if you were injured years ago. Physical therapy can help relieve old discomfort and improve mobility by using cardiovascular rehabilitation and strength training techniques.
Rehabilitation reduces vertigo and dizziness –
Physical therapy can even treat vertigo due to a car accident. In as little as one treatment, it can fix a dysfunction in the vestibular system.