Two auto accident injury categories treated in El Paso, TX

Auto Accident Injury

Your risk of being injured in an auto accident is actually quite high. The Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) reports that between 20 and 50 million people are injured in auto accidents around the world every year. Physical therapy is one treatment option that’s available to you if you live in El Paso, Texas. This option is often used to treat two categories of auto accident injuries El Paso residents commonly experience. 

1.   Head injuries

One category of car accident injury that physical therapy can help treat is head injuries. The head is often injured in car crashes because of the extreme forces at work in these incidents. For example, the motion during the accident may cause the head to strike objects like the window, steering wheel or dashboard. This can cause skull fractures to occur. 

Concussions are another head injury that physical therapy can treat. This injury is common in car accident victims, and this is because the force of the crash often causes the head to move forward and backward violently. The violent movement can cause the brain to slam into the inside of the skull. After such an impact, people may experience symptoms like blurred vision, pain and nausea. 

2.   Spinal injuries

The spine is the structure that allows the upper body to remain upright. It runs through the back from the buttocks to the neck, and it can receive several types of injuries during an auto accident. One example is a herniated disc. This injury is when the cushioning disc between two vertebrae is torn during a car crash. The tear in the outer disc allows the gel-like material inside the disc to poke out or herniate. The herniated material can them pinch a spinal nerve, causing pain and other symptoms. 

Spodylolisthesis is another spinal injury that can occur in a car accident. This injury starts with a small fracture in one of your vertebrae. The fracture causes a decreased stability of the spine, and this allows the fractured vertebrae to slip forward. The abnormal forward movement can lead to pinched nerves, tense back muscles, pain and other problems. However, the symptoms of both spondylolisthesis and herniated discs can be treated with physical therapy. 

Border Therapy Services in El Paso, TX, wants to help you with auto accident injuries

Our Border Therapy Services team in El Paso is proud of the many services we offer to residents of this area. One service we offer is the treatment of auto accident injuries. Our team will begin your treatment by having you come in for an initial evaluation. With this evaluation, we can figure out what type of injury you have. Then, our team will build you a personalized therapy plan that may include techniques such as: 

Take the next step to find relief from the symptoms of an auto accident injury. Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an appointment.