accidents & surgery

Suffering from auto accident injuries can permanently affect your mobility and balance without proper treatment.

Auto accidents are collisions involving motor vehicles, such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Non-fatal auto accident injuries affect between 20 and 50 million people worldwide.

The most common non-fatal injuries resulting from auto accidents include whiplash, fractures, sprains, and strains. Whiplash occurs when the head and neck jerk back and forth, causing neck pain and limited mobility. Fractures are broken bones, which can happen in various body parts. Sprains involve stretched or torn ligaments, often affecting the wrists, ankles, and knees. Strains are similar to sprains but involve muscles or tendons commonly seen in the neck, back, and limbs. These injuries vary in severity and can cause pain, swelling, and limited movement.

woman suffering from neck pain after a car accident

Auto accident injuries can affect various parts of the body, such as the neck, back, and limbs.

woman doing phyiscal therapy for her leg

Not only can accident injuries damage muscles, bones, and internal organs, but they can also have an impact on balance and mobility.

For instance, injuries like fractures, dislocations, and torn ligaments can cause chronic pain and stiffness, limiting the range of motion and making it difficult to perform routine tasks. Fractures may hinder mobility depending on their location and severity, while strains can weaken muscles or tendons, leading to reduced bodily strength and balance issues. Not seeking treatment and rehabilitation for these injuries right away might make your mobility problems permanent and result in further pain and discomfort.

person doing physical therapy to heal their leg

Thanks to physical therapy, patients with auto accident injuries can significantly improve their condition.

After an auto accident, physical therapy can be a crucial component of the rehabilitation process for people who have suffered injuries.

Physical therapy can help people who have suffered from auto accident injuries by improving their strength, flexibility, and range of motion. It can also help reduce pain and inflammation and prevent long-term disability. A physical therapist will design a customized treatment plan that may include exercises, stretches, manual therapy, and modalities such as heat or ice therapy. With the help of physical therapy, patients regain their confidence and independence, allowing them to return to their daily activities and hobbies.