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Benefits Of Physical Therapy After A Florida Car Accident

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If you were recently involved in a Florida car accident, the chances are, you sustained an injury. Depending on the seriousness of your car accident, you might have suffered minor injuries like cuts, bruises, sprains, or more serious injuries such as chest injuries, whiplash, broken bones, or brain injuries. Injuries, especially the more serious ones, can interfere with your life. An injury can turn you from a productive person to a person unable to function on your own. It can be challenging to get back on track after suffering an injury in a car accident. Consequently, starting treatment immediately after suffering an injury in a car accident is very important. As much as an injury can adversely affect your life, recovering from an injury, no matter how bad it seems, is possible.

Depending on different factors, you might be able to fully recover from your injury by just taking medication and resting enough. On the other hand, some people recover fully after undergoing surgery, taking medication, and resting as much as possible, while others need physical therapy to enjoy a full recovery. Physical therapy has the potential to restore normal body functioning and range of motion in injured muscles. Generally, physical therapy can help a hurt body heal itself through movements and exercises that promote tissue and muscle repair and healing. This form of therapy is usually a good option if an accident victim wants to heal ligaments, joints, muscles, or grow stronger.

Physical therapy can help with several injuries including, but not limited to;

  • Whiplash
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Shoulder injuries

Some notable benefits of physical therapy include;

Acceleration of Recovery

The one thing you want after suffering an injury in a car accident is to recover fast. Physical therapy can help you enjoy faster and safer healing. Your physical therapist can help you determine the fastest and safest route to recovery. While it is important for you to rest enough after suffering an injury, avoiding resting your affected muscles too much can be just as important.

Reduction of Pain

The exercises and stretches involved in physical therapy are not meant to hurt you but rather to reduce your pain symptoms. With physical therapy, you can restore blood flow to the injured area. Doing so helps bring nutrients and oxygen to the injured area, which in turn helps reduce pain. Additionally, apart from helping reduce your pain, physical therapy can lower your need to use pain killers.

Prevent Long-Term Damage

Generally, physical therapy is not only an option for addressing immediate injuries but can be used to avoid extensive damage after a car accident. For example, physical therapy can help prevent migraines and chronic pain. Unfortunately, a car accident can result in permanent damage if a patient’s injuries are not attended to accordingly. Therefore, if you’ve been in a car accident, consult a medical professional as soon as possible to determine if you need physical therapy.

Contact Us for Legal Help

Apart from seeking immediate medical help after a Florida car accident, it is important that you seek legal help if you are a victim of negligence. Our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm have years of experience dealing with car accident cases involving negligence. We will help you with your lawsuit and obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Ocala, Orlando, Bradenton, Daytona Beach, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Fort Myers, and Fort Lauderdale areas.

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