Car accidents happen every day on Minnesota roads. Resulting injuries require quick and effective treatment. In this article, we are going to talk about some of the various injuries a person can sustain in a car accident, and how to treat these injuries with physical therapy and other methods.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents come in many shapes and sizes – from the mildest fender bender at a stop light, to a high speed collision on a Minnesota freeway. Similarly, the injuries a person can suffer in a car accident are also varied. Here are a few of the more common injuries a person may sustain in the course of an auto accident:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (concussions, for example)
- Broken bones
- Cuts, bruises, sprains, strains
- Spine Injuries (slipped discs, nerve-related issues)
Physical Therapy for Car Crash Injuries
Specific treatment options for car crash injuries differ based on the severity of the injuries sustained. Some injuries are life-threatening and require immediate medical care at the scene of the accident. Other issues, like whiplash, may not even present with any symptoms immediately after an accident, only to crop up later. Physical therapy is one of the most useful treatment methods for car crash injuries.
OrthoRehab Specialists has over 25 years of experience helping patients recover from auto accidents. Our team of licensed Minnesota physical therapists offers direct access to care so you can get an appointment without a prescription. If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, it’s important to seek medical attention right away for any injuries sustained. Life threatening injuries need to be addressed first and foremost. Then you can move forward to longer-term treatment (like physical therapy) for other injuries such as whiplash or broken bones. Contact one of our physical therapy clinics in Minneapolis or Edina today to set up your appointment with one of our skilled physical therapists.
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