Physical Therapy Treatments for Auto Injuries
The initial medical treatments for a typical auto accident injury will frequently involve painkillers and a neck brace, however, treatment does not stop here. Painkillers and neck braces do very little to repair the underlying injuries you have sustained. Physical therapy is the primary method for repairing and strengthening damaged tissues. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, you will benefit from a physical therapy program.
It is highly recommended that you begin physical therapy within one week following an auto accident. Although you can begin a physical therapy program at any time, failure to receive proper treatment after an auto accident will frequently result in long-term issues. It is estimated that 1/3 of people who suffer whiplash injuries continue to have symptoms as much as three years after their accidents. Other studies have found that as many as 14% of those people continued to have significant pain 8 years after their injuries. While home remedies and pain medications are temporary solutions, it is important to understand that physical therapy is necessary to ensure a complete and healthy recovery from auto injuries and whiplash.
What is a Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash is a common injury that occurs after car accidents due to the sudden and forceful snapping motion that occurs to the neck. Common complains of whiplash injury include dizziness, difficulty reading, and problems with vision. Whiplash also affects the systems responsible for how your eyes move, therefore it is important that you work with our Doctors of Physical Therapy. They have the tools and knowledge to help you fully recover from your car accident injury.
Typical symptoms associated with whiplash include:
- Dizziness and Nausea
- Problems with Vision
- Neck Stiffness and Soreness
- Difficulty Moving the Head or Neck
- Pain in the Shoulder Region
How Can I Start a Program to Treat My Auto Injuries?
Give us a call today, 561-336-6278 and we will explain the process of receiving treatment for your injuries. We will help clarify the insurance process so that you better understand any financial responsibility you may have. In some cases, we will accept a letter of protection (LOP) from your attorney that defers payment for the services you receive until your case settles.