So You Just Got Into A Car Accident?
Getting into an automobile accident is sure to be a stressful situation. Between dealing with the insurance companies, doctors, and lawyers – it’s easy to put your personal health on the backburner. However, this mindset is exactly what you shouldn’t do.
Following an accident, it’s not uncommon for one or more parties to obtain minor injuries. Not all accidental injuries will immediately send you to the emergency room.
Medical conditions such as herniated discs or whiplash are standard results of even minor collisions. While some injuries go away in due time, others can leave you with chronic back pain or noticeable movement problems.
Although it is easy to overlook issues that don’t seem so significant, they can still pose a problem to your health.
In many cases, acting fast and visiting a doctor can help you address these injuries before they turn into something irreversible. Although, if you are reluctant to follow doctor’s orders, there are other options available to you in treating your injuries.
One of the most common recommendations patients can choose is physical therapy.
What is Physical Therapy?
One of the most common recommendations from physicians following any procedure, condition, or injury that compromised physical state is physical therapy. Physical therapy is prescribed alone or in combination with several different treatments, both traditional and non-traditional.
Physical therapy (PT) refers to a wide range of treatments used to help a patient regain their movement back. Several things fall under this category, many of which include training exercises aimed at gradually teaching you had to live with/ recover from the loss of movement.
Physical therapists have a long list of clients, ranging from accident victims to stroke patients. By participating in sessions, an individual can learn safe and effective ways to optimize their movement (regardless of their situation).
Of course, recovering mobility or learning how to live with an assistance device is easier said than done. Many patients find it difficult and annoying to keep up with their sessions. While it’s not easy, many experts agree that full participation is well worth the wait.
Benefits of physical therapy:
Physical therapists are specialists in their field. Their sessions offer a safe space for you to practice techniques under medical supervision.
Following simple strengthening or posture exercises regularly can help prevent you from dealing with irreversible injuries or learning bad habits.
Physical therapy sessions are much more than mere training. These sessions can help you rebuild muscle tissue and strengthen your body in a way that you can get your life back.
This development helps patients tackle mobility issues as well as pain management. Although it is entirely of investment of time and effort – it is well worth it when you can gain your independence and freedom back.
What are Alternative Medicines?
Alternative medicine, also known as integrative or complementary medicine, refers to a wide range of therapies that go against mainstream treatments. While what exactly falls under this category changes over the years, there are several techniques you may recognize.
Medication, herbal remedies, and chiropractic medicine fall under this category. As these strategies gain more traction in western communities, integrative approaches combining alternative and traditional therapies are more common.
If you find yourself suffering from lower back pain following an accident, you may get a referral to a chiropractic wellness center.
Chiropractic medicine is a technique where a licensed chiropractor manipulates the body to “put everything back in order.” Many people find the sessions helpful in reducing pain following a traumatic accident that knocked things out of alignment.
Sessions use “manual therapy” techniques rather than invasive surgical or pharmacological interventions. By making these chiropractic adjustments, specialists can help patients tackle their conditions.
Benefits of Alternative Medicine:
Alternative medicine has some advantages over many of the traditional therapies conventional in western cultures. For one thing, many alternative medicine approaches do not use substances that come with the risk of dependence or overdose.
Especially in the United States, it is common practice to prescribe patients harsh medications, which sometimes result in addiction in the long run. Holistic approaches are also an ethical choice for those who don’t want to support big pharma.
These non-pharmacological approaches teach you how to live your life with your condition rather than cover up symptoms.
Of course, this reduced risk does not mean that these holistic approaches should be taken likely. Holistic approaches are not appropriate for everyone. As movements or specific substance interactions can compromise your condition, it’s essential to get the right approvals.
It is always important to discuss any potential treatment with your primary care physician. They will be able to give you expert advice on what you could (and should) do to get your life back on track.
How Do I Get Started?
Are you just starting your road to recovery following an accident? We know things can be a little overwhelming.
With so many different options available, it can be scary to find what is right for you – especially if you don’t know much about the topic.
Luckily, there are lots of people here to help you! Our team at Regional Medical Group is eager to connect you with accident experts at one of our 18+ locations!
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