Your Care, Your Choice
If you did not do so at the time of your automobile accident, you will need to contact your insurance company to find out what steps you need to take.
Your Claims Adjuster may suggest a specific physiotherapy provider or clinic, but YOU have the right to go to the provider of YOUR choice.
If you have a physiotherapist that knows your medical history, have worked with for prior care, and have a trusted relationship, they may be your best choice for care after an accident.
Mostly, people who have experienced a vehicular accident, don’t immediately feel signs and symptoms of pain or immobility. Moreover, symptoms won’t be felt until days or sometimes maybe weeks after the accident.
Seeking treatment as soon as possible is important to ensure that these symptoms do not cause chronic pain.
Even if your accident was some time in the past, and you are still experiencing pain and difficulty as a result of that event, your physiotherapist can help. A thorough evaluation and development of a treatment plan tailored to your needs will help you move forward with less pain and increased participation in life activities.
COMMON TYPES OF INJURY
The list of injuries if you meet with an automobile accident is as follows:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Pain
Out of all common injuries, whiplash is the most frequent and regular after a traffic crash. There are multiple fluctuations involved that can help with severity, recovery time, and a universal impact on your life.
Common symptoms related to whiplash include:
- Stiffness to neck, arms, upper back, and the face.
- Numbness into arms, neck, and upper back.
- Headache, dizziness, nausea.
- Feelings of general weakness.
- Altered and disturbed sleeping habits and patterns.
- Difficulty with concentration.
Remember, it is important to get physical therapy as soon as possible after an automobile accident.