Recovery from Car Accidents

For many people, getting in a car accident can be a challenging event due to the trauma involved.  At the Health Network in London, Ontario, we have a team of health care professionals that can help you get back to normal following an injury from a motor vehicle accident. We take a comprehensive approach to your rehabilitation. Your treatment may include physiotherapy, registered massage therapy, or chiropractic treatment. We can work with your insurance provider to make sure your treatment and recovery is as worry-free as possible.

Common Injuries after a Car Accident

Spinal damage, head injuries, and herniated discs are some of the most common injuries that occur from motor vehicle accidents. Even after a minor collision, it is common to suffer from muscle weakness, soft tissue injuries, and arm or leg pain.

Whiplash injuries almost always occur due to the impact of the collision. Neck injuries can begin to cause a significant amount of pain in the days and weeks following the incident. The injury, which is due to the head being thrust forward during the accident, can lead to both muscle soreness and headaches. Those who suffer from whiplash can experience a lack of mobility and have difficulty turning their head. Numbness in the hands and nerves can also develop due to nerves that are affected by the injury.

What to Expect After a Car Accident?

Those who suffer from soft tissue injuries during a car accident will likely suffer from pain and will notice swelling around the affected areas. Stiffness and reduced mobility is also common.

Other delayed injury symptoms include neck or shoulder pain stiffness, back pain, and abdominal pain or swelling. Back pain is one of the most common injuries in rear-impact collisions and side-impact crashes, which can last for months or years.

How Can Massage Therapy Help Recovery?

Registered massage therapy is an important component of the rehabilitation process after a car accident. Massage can help relax muscle tissue and relieve tension. Massage therapy can reduce headaches, and improve range of motion and balance.

Massage therapy is also effective in the treatment of neck pain from whiplash and can improve recovery times.  Massage therapy is also known to alleviate stress, PTSD, and anxiety by reducing the tension that is in the body.

How Can Physiotherapy Help Recovery?

Our physiotherapists can help you recover from your injuries following a car accident. We start by diagnosing the specific injuries you have sustained and determine a course of treatment. Physiotherapy is most effective with early intervention, so see us as soon as possible after your injury. Our physiotherapist will suggest a rehabilitation program that may include manual physical therapy and exercise therapy in conjunction with other techniques like massage therapy, acupuncture, electrical muscle stimulation and soft tissue mobilization.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Recovery?

If you have experienced whiplash or an injury to your back or neck during a car accident, a chiropractor will be an important team member in your rehabilitation. A chiropractor can assist with recovery by relieving pain and realigning the spine after a motor vehicle accident. It is important to seek treatment soon after your injury to prevent further misalignment and pain.

Why Choose the Health Network?

Health Network offers a high level of convenience to patients and helps each person have a faster recovery process. Our integrated massage therapy, chiropractic and physiotherapy services mean you can recover faster. The Health Network offers same-day appointments seven days a week, making it easy to find relief. Direct billing is available for most insurance providers. Contact us at 519 433 7400 to begin your recovery today.