When to Use Physiotherapy After an Auto Accident?
Auto accidents can result in many injuries, big and small. However, most auto injuries can be successfully treated by physiotherapy. If you have been involved in an auto accident recently and are experiencing symptoms like lower back, neck, shoulder hand, or arm pain, numbness, or stiffness, then you must seek immediate medical help.
A Physiotherapist can help you recover from all kinds of aches and pains as quickly as possible.
Sometimes, accident victims don’t realize that they’ve suffered any injury because they may not feel any pain or stiffness until several days after the accident. If ignored or undiagnosed, your auto injuries may worsen resulting in chronic pain. The injuries may even take longer to heal completely. Therefore, it is recommended that you see a doctor immediately after an accident and not wait until symptoms start to show up.
At Central Healthcare Center, we do a thorough assessment of your condition to diagnosis any auto injuries after an accident and prescribe a rehabilitation program that will help you recover faster and more effectively.
Physiotherapy Treatments for Auto Injury
- application of ice
- heat and ice alteration
- cervical support
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- muscle-relaxing medication,
- specific types of physical exercises and gentle movements
- electrical stimulation
A physiotherapist may recommend a specific or a combination of the above techniques to help alleviate pain, gain strength, and restore mobility. While the physiotherapy treatment is on, auto injury symptoms may persist for days, weeks, or even months, depending on how severe the injury is. However, most patients are able to resume their work after a week or two with minimal pain.
If you suspect that you have suffered any auto injury after an accident, then please call us at (213) 984-4575 to get your physical examination scheduled today!