Motor vehicle accidents can be strenuous on the body. For this reason, many people sustain injuries to their soft tissues. One of the most common soft tissue injuries that result from a motor vehicle accident is whiplash. Whiplash is caused by the abrupt forward and backward jerking motion of the neck that can occur from being rear-ended by another vehicle.
In the case that you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident that caused you bodily harm, it is essential to seek treatment right away. At Flowers Physical Therapy, we use state of the art equipment and treatment methods to treat your motor vehicle injury. Make an appointment with us today for pain relief that is designed to last.
Common Motor Vehicle Injuries
Bone breaks or fractures
Traumatic Brain Injury
Symptoms of a soft tissue injury
Depending on the injury, most soft tissue injuries cause severe pain and result in a limited range of motion. Other common symptoms may include the following:
Reduction in strength and flexibility
Reduced range of motion
If you were recently involved in a car accident and have been experiencing any of the listed symptoms, please contact us today to make an appointment with our physical therapist.
How can a physical therapist treat soft tissue injuries?
Heat and Ice therapy. Heat can be applied to help increase blood flow to the area, and relax the muscles. Ice therapy can reduce inflammation as well as relieve pain.
RICE protocol. RICE is an acronym that stands for “Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.”
Therapeutic Exercise. Our physical therapists may come up with an exercise regimen to help you regain your range of motion and strength as well as improve flexibility.
Massage therapy.This mode of treatment is excellent for injuries that feel stiff and tense. Massage therapy will help to release knots in the muscles as well as relax tense tissues.
Over-the-counter pain relievers.Pain relievers such as Tylenol and Advil are great for temporarily reducing symptoms associated with soft tissue injuries such as inflammation and pain.
At Flowers Physical Therapy, we can develop a need-specific rehabilitation program that is personalized to your body. We have state of the art equipment that is designed to treat a variety of motor vehicle injuries. Contact us today to get on the road to recovery!