Auto Accident Rehabilitation
Accidents happen, and they sometimes result in debilitating and painful injuries that can severely limit your range of motion or make regular day-to-day activities a chore to accomplish. Fortunately, Keystone Physical Medicine is here to help get you back on your feet, so you can live your life as pain-free as possible.
We pride ourselves on offering caring and compassionate chiropractic care, corrective exercises, massage therapy, pain management, and physical rehabilitation to patients throughout the Meridian, Idaho, area. Since our founding, patients have been visiting our clinic for relief. We've even partnered with a handful of injury attorneys to help our patients get any compensation they’re owed or assistance they need because of an auto accident.
About Our Rehabilitation Services
At Keystone Physical Medicine, we've treated many patients who have been in an auto accident. One of the most common injuries we see is whiplash, which refers to a deceleration-acceleration mechanism that can result in soft tissue or skeletal injuries. When you're in an auto accident, chances are your vehicle is going to go through an abrupt movement, either via a sudden stop or a sudden movement into a ditch or even another vehicle. The point is, auto accidents usually cause abrupt movements that can injure the passengers of the vehicles involved. Typically, whiplash causes the following:
- Neck Pain
- Neck and Shoulder Stiffness
- And More
In addition to whiplash injuries, lesions on the zygapophyseal joints are common in auto accidents. These lesions can be painful if left untreated.
The best thing you can do for yourself after an auto accident is to seek prompt medical attention, so you can be properly checked out. However, it's important to note that symptoms of whiplash or lesions can take up to 12 to 15 hours after an auto accident to appear. Therefore, it's important to be mindful of your well-being in the day or two after your accident.
If you choose not to seek medical help from clinics like Keystone Physical Medicine after an accident, you may find that pain from whiplash and other injuries won't just go away on its own. Oftentimes, this type of pain rooted in the musculoskeletal system requires chiropractic care and rehabilitation to heal properly. Other factors, such as gender, age, and the type of injury you sustained during an accident, all help determine what type of recovery you can expect.
If you were recently in an auto accident and think you might be suffering from symptoms of whiplash or another injury, visit our clinic or call our office today at 208-343-2770. Our team of doctors and healthcare professionals would be more than willing to help treat the root cause of your pain, so you can start feeling like your old self again.