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Physical Therapy After a Car Accident: The Reasons Why

There are many reasons to undergo physical therapy after you’ve been in a car crash. Physical Therapy helps support the recovery process. 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, but take several days to develop after the car accident. Physical therapy helps you to keep pain symptoms at bay, improve flexibility, increase strength and recover faster. It can also prevent long-term damage from a car accident, including migraines and chronic pain.

Neck and back injuries are also common after a car accident, with whiplash being the most common accident injury. Whiplash can be very painful and restrict movement. The sudden movement of the neck and head in a car accident can cause whiplash.

Physical therapy helps reduce pain. Even early exercises help to pump oxygen, blood and nutrients to the injury site to enhance healing. Every exercise and stretch has a specific goal for recovery and improves function and mobility. A physical therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan targeted to your car injury. Physical therapy also helps you avoid surgery. It strengthens ligaments, tendons and muscles, which protect the body’s structures. It’s also a much more cost-effective solution.

Physical therapy can also restore function in patients with old car accident injuries. You can still benefit from physical therapy even if you had an injury years ago. Therapeutic exercise, massage and use of modalities can help be effective even with chronic pain and improve mobility. Plus Physical Therapy is a non-invasive treatment, and you will have a lower chance of having to rely on pain medications for relief.

Physical therapists can even treat vertigo due to a car accident. In as little as one treatment, vertigo symptoms can be reduced with simple exercises which your Physical Therapist will instruct you in order to relieve the dysfunction in the vestibular system. Physical Therapy provides a holistic approach for healing after being in a car accident.

If you’re suffering from a car accident injury, don’t delay any longer. Contact Us today at Sanger, CA Center, and let our trained physical therapists help you get on your road to recovery. We’ll have a one-on-one consultation with you, do a comprehensive evaluation and create a treatment plan targeted for your injury. We’ve helped many others recover from a car accident injury and can help you too.