Injured in a Car Accident? We Can Help

If you have recently been in a car accident, you know how frightening it can be. Automobile accidents can result in injuries ranging from mild cuts and abrasions to broken bones and severe whiplash. This, undoubtedly, results in pain and discomfort following the accident.

In many cases, your primary physician may prescribe opioids as a way to ease your pain during your recovery process. However, this can pose some dangerous risks. Opioids are highly addictive and contain undesirable side effects.  

In fact, just within the year of 2016, opioid overdoses claimed the lives of 116 people each day. It is also estimated that about 11.5 million Americans misuse the pain-management drugs they’re prescribed when recovering from an injury – such as those sustained during car accidents.

Fortunately, physical therapy is a much safer and more effective pain-management solution. Physical therapy can help in your recovery from an automobile accident by reducing pain and inflammation, in addition to restoring your range of motion. To learn more about how we can help you recover from the injuries you sustained in your car accident, contact Marketplace Physical Therapy today. 

Automobile accidents and back pain:

Back pain is one of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents. Severe back pain impacts more than half of the population, and many of those who developed back pain as a result of an injury (such as a car accident) end up dealing with that pain long term.

Some common injuries sustained in car accidents that can lead to back pain include:

  • Whiplash
  • Spinal fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal cord injuries

If you are experiencing back pain from an automobile accident that you were involved in, it is in your best interest to consult with a physical therapist as soon as possible. One of the biggest problems with back pain is that once it develops, it is difficult to work around it.

Because of this, many people begin modifying their movements, causing their back to compensate for the injury by putting pressure on other muscles – eventually leading to more back pain. For this reason, back pain can frequently become a Catch-22 — avoiding the things that hurt your back could actually lead you to develop more pain in the future.

Working with a physical therapist is the best way to cut your back pain issues in half. Physical therapy can address back pain by improving your range of motion, strengthening the muscles in the affected areas, and using targeted massage to reduce tension. In many situations, working with a physical therapist to improve core strength can significantly reduce the severity of your back pain, so you can recover from your injury and get back to living your life without discomfort.

Relieve your back pain with Marketplace Physical Therapy:

If you are experiencing back pain from a car accident, don’t turn to opioids. Physical therapy is an alternative form of treatment that will help in both easing your pain and helping your back heal. Physical therapy goes beyond pain relief and works to improve the overall function of your body by getting to the root of the problem. Unlike opioids, physical therapy aims to provide long-term relief, as opposed to short-term.

When sustaining an injury from a car accident, especially one affecting the back, your ability to stand, walk, run, work, and move altogether may be hindered. These areas of function will be addressed at your initial appointment and throughout the entirety of your treatment plan. The main goal of any physical therapy program is to relieve pain and get you back to your optimum levels of physical function, which your physical therapist will work hard to help you achieve.

Treatment plans will incorporate a series of treatments based on the nature of your condition, aimed at providing relief and recovery. This may include any combination of targeted exercises and stretches, manual therapy, ice and heat therapies, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation. Your treatment plan will also address strength, flexibility, and overall mobility, in order to get you back to your normal physical abilities.

If you’ve been in a car accident and your back is paining you, Marketplace Physical Therapy is here for you. Our advanced holistic methods will help you recover the right way – without harmful risks. We’ll be your support system during every step of your treatment plan. Contact us today.