whiplash injury

Auto Injury & Whiplash Treatment

The most common injury from an auto accident (over 1,000,000 cases per year) is “whiplash” injury.  It happens from the sudden force.  Since there is no outside trauma or injury by the time pain gets worst it takes about 24 hours

  • Why Physical Therapy for Auto Injury Treatment?

Initial medical treatment for motor vehicle accident for neck pain is rest, protection, ice and seek medical help from either primary care physician, orthopedic or neurologist.  They might start patient with pain killers, anti-inflammatory and send them to physical therapy to re-gain range of motion and strength. Regardless of the severity of the injury, you will benefit from a physical therapy program.

  • When Do I Start Treatment for an Auto Accident Injury?

It is highly recommended to begin physical therapy as soon as your physician prescribes or within 1 week.  Treatment will be initiated to control pain and diminish swelling.  Small movements are introduced to begin your tissue’s repair process.  Or Isometrics to prevent loss of muscle strength.

Eventually physical therapist will work on your posture and restoring normal range of motion and strength.

  • Physical Therapy for Auto Accident & Whiplash Injuries

Fortunately for people in bayside queen’s area, New Age Physical Therapy has experience physical therapist who has more than 15 years of experience in orthopedic physical therapy.

Patient will be assigned to one physical therapist and will follow up with that physical therapist who can manage and alter plan as necessary to resolve pain and symptoms as soon as possible.  Physical therapy may include hot packs, electrical stimulation, and isometric exercises, range of motion exercises and later flexibility and strengthening exercises.  Most of physical therapy is done hands on at new age physical therapy with simple exercises which patient can carry out at home on regular basis and which helps them recover faster.

If you are suffering from whiplash injury and if you have any question or concern please feel free to call our office, our experienced physical therapist will help with any question and concern you may have.

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