motor vehicle accident injuries

Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of injuries. Just alone in 2012, there were over 5 million motor vehicle accidents in the country. The damage after a car accident can be immense.
Head, back and neck injuries like concussions and whiplash are typically the most common in auto collisions. Head injuries can cause vision problems, dizziness, headaches, nausea, and trouble focusing. Whiplash can cause pain and restrict movement of your neck. Keep in mind that these symptoms may not appear right after a car accident.

How physical therapy helps motor vehicle accident injuries

Physical therapy can aid in the healing process and help prevent long-term damage from a car accident, including migraines and chronic pain. The sooner you get physical therapy after a car wreck, the more likely you are to avoid long-term damage. As a matter of fact, a Medscape study revealed that those who didn’t receive physical therapy were much more likely to suffer from degenerative disc disease.

Physical therapy also helps reduce pain. Its exercise pumps oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the injury site and enhances healing. Every exercise and stretch has a specific goal for recovery and improves function and mobility.

Patients with previous car accident injuries that may have happened years ago can benefit from physical therapy too. Using cardiovascular rehab techniques and strength training can help relieve old pain and improve mobility.

You do not have to live with the pain and side effects of an auto collision injury. We work with many auto insurances to make obtaining physical therapy as stress-free as possible.