Car accidents injuries can be extremely painful and burdensome. Patients may experience headaches and pain to the neck, back, shoulders, and joints. These injuries inhibit your day to day life and it is essential to seek care as soon as possible.
How Physical Therapy Can Help Car Accident Injuries?
The most common form of injury from a car accident is “whiplash” injury. Whiplash may affect the neck, the back and other joints. Whiplash injury causes the muscles and tendons in your neck and back to extend beyond their normal range of motion. People may experience neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, spasm, stiffness, weakness, and issues with their range of motion, mobility and function.
Physical therapy is the primary method for strengthening and repairing the damaged tissue, reducing the degree of inflammation, muscle spasm, stiffness, tightness and pain. While some people delay seeking medical attention, results of whiplash rehabilitation are best when the treatment starts within a week or two of the injury.
Global Physical Therapy uses a wide array of techniques and exercises designed to decrease post-accident inflammation, muscle spasm, tightness, stiffness and pain, and increase range of motion and mobility. After a thorough evaluation is performed, our therapists will determine your pain level, physical condition, limits and capabilities. Additional information will be gathered about your medical history and day to day life to determine the most effective and individualized rehabilitation program.
The ultimate goal in your physical therapy program is to control your symptoms (such as pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, etc) and to regain maximal level of function to the pre-injury level.