Physical Therapy in Mine Hill Township, New Jersey
Have you recently been in a car accident? Do you struggle with neck related pain because of this? Look no further than Pro Staff Physical Therapy. We have a convenient location in Rockaway, NJ, to help meet all your neck-related needs.
We understand that after a car accident there is more than the initial physical pain and trauma. Often this type of accident can cause a variety of issues from headaches to movement restrictions.
The Pro Staff team develops a treatment and care plan based on where you are to help achieve the quickest recovery. Treatment is always specific to each patient and their unique symptoms. We will help you recover from your accident and make sure all your needs are being met.
Why Physical Therapy is Important After a Car Accident
After a car accident there can be symptoms associated with the force of impact during the accident. These symptoms are commonly known as whiplash. When this force happens, the neck is forcefully moved causing the muscles and joints around the neck to be injured.
Physical therapy can be a great tool to help assess what impacts your car accident has had on your body. By assessing everything from muscle to nerve function you can be sure that you are doing everything you can to help get your body back to feeling normal.
Common Symptoms of Whiplash
- Pain around the shoulder blades and mid back.
- Decreased range of motion in the neck.
- Pain or numbness going down the arm.
- Ringing in the ear
- Dizziness or difficulty with balance
- Difficulty sitting or lying on one side.
How to Treat Whiplash
Whiplash related symptoms are addressed at several different levels, from muscular to nerve related function. The first step in treatment is to identify all your symptoms that may have been caused by the after-effects of the car accident. Your physical therapist can help address the underlying symptoms with exercise and manual therapy to help improve your symptoms. From there, it is important to make sure the mobility and strength surrounding the injured tissue is addressed. The physical therapists at Pro Staff will help you understand what is going on first and address all your specific needs. Every person is different so it is important to have a skilled physical therapist evaluate and treat any symptoms you may be having.
How Long Will It Take to Recover?
Recovery after a car accident is different for everyone. Factors such as the impact itself and what symptoms you are having can all dictate recovery time.
Your body’s response to exercises and manual techniques will help us to estimate how long it could take for you to regain function. The extent of your injury will also determine the amount of treatment you will need.
Get Started Today
If you have been in a car accident and need quality healthcare in the Mine Hill Township area, reach out to Pro Staff Physical Therapy today. Our Rockaway, NJ, location is right down the road. Contact our office at 973-983-5607 to schedule an appointment today.