Our physiotherapists at Physio Optimum have vast experience in treating injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents. The most common injury that we see as a result of car accidents is “whiplash”. Whiplash is forceful injury to the neck or back that results after being flung forward and backward violently as happens commonly in a motor vehicle accident.
This causes injury to muscles, joints, ligaments and nerves in the spine and can be relatively mild to extremely painful and restrictive. Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness, pain in the arms or head, headaches, restricted movement, dizziness, blurred vision and pins and needles or numbness.
Appropriate treatment and rehabilitation is essential to ensure a return to normal function. If you have had a motor vehicle accident and are experiencing any of these symptoms you should consult your doctor to rule out any serious injury. The doctor will refer you to physiotherapy for rehabilitation if there are no other major injuries.
If you are involved in a car accident and are not the driver at fault you should be covered by third party insurance for physiotherapy treatment. If you have any queries about this process or how to get access to physiotherapy our friendly staff will be happy to help you out.