Treatment after an automobile accident is critical. While these types of incidents are unexpected, knowing what to do can be the difference between recovery and long-term problems. Develop a plan now, so you are ready if this unfortunate event occurs, and you can save yourself from lifelong complications.
See your doctor
After every accident, it is important to consult with a physician to ensure that no clear and present injuries need to be addressed. This step is necessary because injuries aren’t always as obvious as you would think. Once you have been cleared by the doctor, then you can begin taking steps to recover from the event.
Controlling inflammation at home
One thing that happens when you are in an automobile accident is the stretching and tearing of muscles. In turn, this type of muscle strain can lead to muscle damage and constant inflammation, causing pain. To stop these muscles from hurting it is vital that you get the inflammation under control. Several steps can be taken at home to control the inflamed muscles. Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen are highly effective at controlling inflammation. Treating the injured area with an ice pack is another way to calm down the damaged muscles.
At Staszak Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, located in downtown Eugene, we want to help you recover from the unexpected. We have many methods at our disposal to use if you are injured. Also, we also take pride in providing you the skills needed to regain strength and proper body positioning. Not only do we target your specific issues, but we teach you effective exercises to get you back to feeling better and on with your life. We focus on each individual to craft the best possible treatment plan. If you follow the plan we create, it is possible for you to feel better than ever.
If you find yourself in need of care after an automobile accident, we are ready to help. Our friendly and professional staff is here to help you get back to full health. Feel free to call us at 541-505-8180, and we will set up a time to see you and create a plan that is best for you and your individual needs.
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