Car accidents are jarring and can feel quite terrifying in the moment. Afterwards your life feels upended and many things feel uncertain. Potential injuries, property damage, and insurance deductible and rates are suddenly at the front of your mind. One question you may have is do you need physical therapy after a car accident?
Physical Therapy to Treat Internal Injuries
After a car accident there can be many invisible symptoms for the first few days. Some begin to show up including headaches, neck pain, numbness, lightheadednes, dizziness, whiplash, and soreness. Many of these symptoms are just the beginning and may lead into more serious injuries if left untreated.
How Physical Therapy Helps After a Car Accident
Scar tissue and micro-tears can happen to the muscles within the body without even realizing it. It can cause stiffness and discomfort. They’re so hard to realize and detect that X-rays can’t even diagnose them.
After you have been in a car accident, our chiropractor Dr. Meyer will diagnose your injuries and then a physical therapist will be assigned to you to apply special techniques such as massage and ultrasound therapy to initiate a natural anti-inflammatory response that will reduce your pain and improve the rate of recovery.
Physical therapy restores range of motion
One of the first things we want to correct after a car accident during physical therapy is increasing and restoring mobility. Whiplash from a car accident can cause more orthopedic injuries and have a permanent effect on mobility if not treated in time. Our physical therapist in Southlake can help you restore mobility with less risk of re-injury from over-exerting.
Physical therapy is non-invasive and has no side effects
Although some injuries demand surgery, some can be treated without invasive procedures. A physical therapist can work with your doctor to help treat injuries that don’t require surgery and help any injuries that do require surgery recover faster and with less discomfort.
Don’t wait to seek medical care after a car accident
Our primary goal at Meyer Chiropractic is your health and safety. Getting immediate care after a car accident is a must and we’ll help you through the process from the moment you schedule your first appointment.