Motor Vehicle Injury
Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of injuries. Injuries as the result of a car accident can vary from person to person by there are some common ones.
Common Car Accident Injuries
There any many injuries that can occur as the result of a motor vehicle accident. The most common injury is whiplash, injury to the body due to the sudden movement of the body in one direction with subsequent movement in the opposite direction. This rapid movement can cause pain in the neck, mid and/or low back. Other injuries can include concussions, fractured bones, sprains, and strains.
Physical Therapy After a Car Accident: The Reasons Why
There are many reasons to undergo physical therapy after you have been in a car crash. After a car accident, you may experience pain, reduced range of motion, headaches or stiffness. Keep in mind that these symptoms may not appear right after a car accident. Physical therapy helps you to reduce pain symptoms, improve flexibility, increase strength and recover faster. It can also prevent long-term damage from a car accident, including migraines and chronic pain. The sooner you have physical therapy treatment after a car collision or accident, the more likely you are to have a pain-free life.
Physical therapy also helps reduce pain. Through prescribed exercises, blood flow, oxygen, and healing nutrients increase throughout the body. Every exercise and stretch has a specific goal for recovery and improves function and mobility. Our physical therapists will develop a personalized treatment plan targeted to your car injury.
Physical therapy can also restore function in patients with injuries from old car accidents. Treatment specific to your pain and injury along with evidence-based exercises can help to relieve pain symptoms and improve daily mobility. Physical therapy is a non-invasive form of pain relief that focuses on the restoration of function.
Physical Therapy treatment can include manual therapies, ultrasound, ice and heat, specific exercises, targeted massage, stretching and aquatic therapy. It is a holistic approach for healing after being in a car accident. In addition to treatment after a car accident injury, physical therapists can provide services for neurologic rehab, cardiovascular, orthopedic and post-op care.
If you are suffering from a car accident injury, don’t delay any longer. Call Merrimack Valley Physical Therapy today, and let our trained physical therapists help you get on your road to recovery. You will have a one-on-one initial evaluation and a treatment plan will be created specifically to your injury.