Getting into an accident can really change your life, and not in a good way. There’s so much that needs to be taken care of after an auto accident, from insurance and getting your car repaired, to facing and healing both the physical and emotional trauma. Luckily, you have a team here at BC + PT to help you with your auto injury care.
Chiropractic and physical therapy can help a great deal after most types of accidents. Commonly, people involved in accidents suffer from whiplash, neck, and back injuries. At times, these may not be immediately apparent but manifest after some time. However, after any type of accident, we highly recommend that you go to an emergency department or urgent care facility to be evaluated for serious injuries, such as a broken bone or spinal cord injury. If your injury wasn’t that serious at the time, but now the pain is creeping in, give your doctor or chiropractor a call. Your doctor or primary care provider will most likely write you a script for physical therapy, or send you to a spine specialist - your friendly neighborhood chiropractor!
Getting back to daily life is so important for both the mental and physical injuries. Most auto accident injuries can be helped immensely with a chiropractor and/or physical therapist, even if you need surgery first! Many surgeons utilize physical therapy for post-operative rehab to improve the outcome of the surgery or surgeries.
Types of auto accident injuries
Different kinds of injuries are possible in an auto accident according to this study. Typically many auto accident injuries can include but are not limited to broken bones or fractures, spinal injuries, head injuries, chest injuries, whiplash, and back injuries. Even if you feel physically fine and can walk out, seemingly unscathed, because of your auto accident you may suffer from later problems like:
Numbness and tingling
Muscle-related aches and pains
If you have any symptoms, do not ignore them. If you do not take corrective action by going for chiropractic and/or physical therapy treatment at an early stage, you can be in for long-term and more serious problems. Getting into an automobile accident is serious, and you may have injuries that you are not even aware of at the onset of your accident.
Chiropractor for auto injury care
Adjustments at the hands of your BC + PT expert chiropractor can benefit you in many ways. Adjustments are non-invasive and can help you experience the relief you need. The chiropractors at BC +PT are experts in spinal manipulation or adjustments, which can help by relieving pressure on nerves by improving motion in the spine. Our chiropractors also help with soft tissue injuries, like damage to ligaments or intervertebral discs. In addition to spinal manipulation, treatments may include stretching or exercise, electrical stimulation or ultrasound, non-surgical spinal decompression and more. The chiropractic treatment offered at BC + PT is tailored to your specific injury, we don’t use a cookie cutter approach here. The professional care and treatment you receive from BC + PT is designed to reduce damage, increase mobility, and stop the problem from worsening. Regular and early chiropractic treatment improves the health and mobility of patients involved in accidents.
Physical therapy for auto injury care
Your BC + PT physical therapist assesses your injuries and pain according to various parameters. Pain free movement is a key goal in physical therapy care. Accordingly, they will design a specialized program that is specific to your auto accident injuries. This program will contain a variety of different treatment types, that are both passive and active to help reduce pain, increase mobility, and improve range of movement.
Since BC + PT can offer both chiropractic and physical therapy, we are able to use both treatment options together for greater benefit to the patient - right at the same location! It is so important to take your auto accident care seriously, as it can impact your health negatively. Give us a call today, or fill out this form to get started on your healing journey!