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3 Reasons To Seek Care After A Motor Vehicle Accident

We know how nerve wracking and frustrating it is to suffer from a motor vehicle accident. Having a healthcare professional in your corner will take the anxiety and confusion out of what your body needs in order to heal. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident - review these three reasons to seek care - let us help you - do not wait for your pain to get worse.

Physical Therapy After a Car Accident Can Help You Recover Faster

Attending physical therapy the same day, or the next day after a car accident can help you speed up your recovery time. Most people don’t immediately feel the worst of their symptoms - like pain or reduced range of motion (think turning your head from side to side). Typically symptoms (like neck pain, low back pain, rib cage pain or wrist pain) won’t be felt until days or even weeks after the accident. Seeking treatment as soon as possible is important to ensure that these pain symptoms do not become a long term problem that will interfere with, or prevent you from doing the activities you enjoy on a daily basis.

Getting Treatment Is A Natural and Safe Way To heal

If you’re concerned about using painkillers or worried about using too many painkillers for too long, physical therapy can be a solution. Physical therapy can help you build your natural strength and reduce or eliminate the use of painkillers in the recovery process.

It Can Boost Your Mental Health

20-50 million people are injured or disabled due to car accidents each year. Car accidents can be extremely stressful, burdensome and financially costly. Attending physical therapy will help you boost your mood. Feeling better emotionally as well as physically can help you speed up the recovery process and manage stress better.

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