Have you been involved in a car accident? Lifeline Physical Therapy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania can help provide pain relief and improve function.
Symptoms may not occur until several days after the incident. Common complaints include neck pain (whiplash), back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, headaches, muscle spasms or stiffness, and dizziness/vertigo. Physical therapy treatment is individualized based on symptoms and examination findings. Treatments include manual joint mobilizations, targeted massage, specific exercises, stretching, and modalities such as heat, ice, and/or electrical stimulation. Treatment for dizziness is provided by a certified vestibular physical therapist with symptoms subsiding in as little as one session.
Physical therapy can also reduce chronic pain and restore function in patients who are living with symptoms from a car accident that occurred months or years ago. Physical therapy is a cost-effective and non-invasive treatment option.
Early physical therapy intervention for pain after a car accident is critical to provide faster recovery and prevent secondary problems. A Medscape study showed that patients who did not undergo physical therapy after a car accident were much more likely to suffer from degenerative disc disease.
If you have been in a car accident, even if it has not been recently, contact Lifeline Physical Therapy to get you on the road to recovery and living life pain free!