Rehabilitation after any type of accident causing damage and/or injury to the body is essential for the individual to record the incident in order for the insurance company to follow through with the proper compensation. Individuals who never visit a healthcare professional for their injuries can often have a difficult time dealing with their personal injury claim as its necessary to prove there was an injury after an auto accident or any other type of accident. In the case an individual suffers a visible wound, such as a bone fracture or a head injury, as a result of a car crash, the specialists in the emergency room are trained to properly treat these types of injuries but, soft-tissue injuries can be difficult to detect using an X-ray. Therefore, it’s crucial to follow up with a chiropractor or physical therapist to diagnose any possible underlying injuries or conditions which may have resulted from the incident and continue with rehabilitation treatment as soon as possible.
The main goal of rehabilitation is to reduce and/or eliminate the painful symptoms caused by an injury or condition after an accident, ultimately helping restore the individual’s mobility and function. With proper documentation of all medical procedures received, a personal injury claim can be pursued accordingly with the insurance company.
There are numerous rehabilitation procedures which can be used to treat whiplash, neck pain and back pain, among other types of injuries and conditions resulting from an auto accident, including chiropractic care and physical therapy, although these aren’t limited to only treating symptoms caused by an auto collision. Whiplash, neck pain and back pain can also occur as a result of an accident during an athletic sport or from any physical activity. Regardless of the cause of the injury, rehabilitation procedures can be very similar in nature, especially when treating neck injuries and symptoms.
Rehabilitation following an accident is one of the primary steps an individual should take, especially if painful symptoms develop. A car accident injury or a sport related injury can cause numerous injuries which may require a variety of rehabilitation procedures. From chiropractic care and physical therapy to medical doctors, many healthcare professionals frequently can frequently offer several rehabilitation procedures to help relieve the individual or athlete’s symptoms. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.