After a car accident, you may have injuries that aren’t immediately apparent. It’s important that you seek physical therapy as soon as possible to prevent long term mobility or pain issues.
Just because your car accident wasn’t severe doesn’t mean you can ignore injury treatment. Often injuries go unnoticed until they cause serious impairment. Even fender benders under 20 miles per hour can cause injuries that require exercise, rehabilitation, or physical therapy to treat properly.
What Injuries Do Car Accidents Cause?
The most common areas that can be affected by automobile accidents are:
- Neck (often called whiplash)
Any areas that are in contact with the car may experience the same impact that the car itself does. This includes all joints along the driver’s arms and legs, as drivers are holding the steering wheel and pressing the pedals during most accidents.