4 Reasons to Undergo Physical Therapy after a Car Crash
Posted on behalf of RizkLaw on Nov 30, 2021 in Auto Accident
During a car accident, the body can jerk in all types of awkward positions. There’s also a chance that you may collide with an object or part of the car. Depending on the type of accident you suffer from, your injuries may need continuous treatment and assisted recovery. While medication and surgery can significantly help an injury’s recovery, physical therapy works to mobilize and teach the body part how to function properly as well as build strength.
An article by Verywell Health states that it takes around six to eight weeks for soft tissue to heal. However, the type of physical therapy and the length of treatment depends on the injury’s area and severity. For more severe and complicated injuries, the recovery process can take longer and be more intense. Each step a person takes during physical therapy, the better their chances of a successful recovery.
In some cases, car accident injuries do not immediately show themselves and instead take longer to appear. For example, if you come out of an accident and suddenly start to exhibit neck pain or severe headaches, you may suffer from whiplash without realizing it. This is why making an appointment with the doctor is vital after an accident.
Once a doctor analyzes your injury and determines the best treatment option, they may suggest physical therapy. Here are four reasons why you should start physical therapy after a car accident:
Every person and injury is unique, so most physical therapy plains tailor to the person’s needs. While you may feel pain even with slight movements, physical therapy can help perform a gentle movement that pumps oxygenated blood and nutrients to the injured area. This helps the body heal itself and can relieve a generous amount of pain and strain. Throughout physical therapy, the body gains more agility and strength with the help of medical professionals.
Physical therapy helps improve flexibility, mobility, and strength in the injured area. By working on the injured area to address the immediate injuries, they also prevent long-term harm. A few examples of long-term damage common in those who suffer in an accident include severe migraines and chronic joint pain. Due to the severity of car accidents, if a person does not treat their injuries right away, they can cause lingering harm that lasts for years.
From a reduced range of motion to pain and stiffness, the injuries people experience can significantly impact how they perform their daily responsibilities. Many individuals don’t realize how much their injuries can affect their hobbies and job until they return to their everyday lives. Physical therapy assists with the recovery process and works to increase the range in mobility, as well as strengthen the muscle. Even small daily exercises can have a substantial impact on the recovery time.
For more severe injuries, surgery is a likely expectation for the recovery process. However, minor, non-life-threatening injuries may not need surgery to help recover and instead use physical therapy. The vulnerable muscles often damaged in car accidents are often where physical therapy works to recover, so surgery is less likely an option.
Contact a dependable car accident attorney if you’re injured in a car crash due to someone else’s negligence and require physical therapy. With the help of a legal representative, you’ll have the ability to recover the losses you incurred from the accident.
A car accident can happen without a moment’s notice and cause you to suffer severe injuries. The physical and financial burdens that can appear with an accident can feel overwhelming and frustrating. If you sustain injuries due to someone else’s reckless actions, you can seek compensation for the harm you incur.
Rizk Law lawyers understand the challenges you may face after a car crash and are ready to help guide you through the claim process. With years of experience working with clients from across Oregon, we are proud to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve. Call (503) 245-5677 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.