Auto accidents are a ubiquitous problem in densely populated, high-traffic areas such as Monmouth & Ocean County. Residents of this area are vulnerable to auto accident injuries, the most common of which include back pain and whiplash. Arm and leg injuries such as knee damage or arm fractures are also frequently seen in auto accident patients.
Many types of trauma, while not immediately apparent, may cause long-term chronic pain and other symptoms; it’s extremely important for those who have recently experienced an auto accident to seek help immediately. Whiplash, for example, can inflict serious damage on the cervical (neck) spine; an auto accident sufferer may never be aware of this injury until other (seemingly unrelated) symptoms begin to surface.
Many auto accident injuries lead to pain and immobilization. Whiplash is again a perfect example: a major symptom of whiplash is the inability to move the neck. The purpose of physical therapy is to promote maximum movement and flexibility while reducing pain.
There are a number of physical therapy modalities available at Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation that may be used, depending on the type and severity of the injury, as well as individual medical history.