Treating Pain After A No-Fault Car Accident

If you are involved in a New York State no-fault auto accident, you may have visible injuries and injuries that are not visible to the naked eye. The most common is soreness, muscle aches, and pains which can take much longer to heal than other injuries. Because they are not visible, these injuries can be hard to diagnose and treat. Listed below are several ways of treating muscle pain after an auto accident.

Stay Hydrated

This may seem like a strange thing to focus on if you have muscle soreness or pain, but ensuring you are adequately hydrated can help your muscles heal after your accident. Your body is already stressed from your accident, and if you are not properly hydrated, you may make the tight muscles and cramps worse.

Stretching

Stretching can help reduce the stiffness and stress you are experiencing after an auto accident. A combination of deep breathing and stretching can gently help your muscles relax while giving them a gentle workout helping to promote healing and reduce pain.

Massage Therapy

Massages are not just for those looking to relax. Massage therapy can help relieve the pain, soreness, and aching you may feel after an auto accident and promote the healing process. There are many kinds of massage therapy, and which is right for you depends on your individual situation.  Often after a car accident, it can be hours or even days before you start to feel muscle pain and tightness, so massage can be beneficial after a car accident to help relieve symptoms or potentially help avoid them.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a more structured approach to address any pain or stiffness you may have after your no-fault auto accident. Your physical therapist will develop a routine of exercises, stretches, and more to address your situation’s specific needs. You can do these exercises and stretches at your No-Fault doctors’ office as they often have special equipment for you to use, but they may also give you exercises to do on your own at home.

Rest

Last but certainly not least is rest. This is a critical aspect of the healing process. After an accident, you need to give your body and muscles the time they need to recover and heal from the injuries you sustained in the auto accident.

If you were involved in a no-fault auto accident in New York, you are certainly not alone, and an experienced physician should treat the pain and soreness caused by the accident. Many people tend to ignore the pain resulting from an auto accident, but this can be very dangerous. This often happens when people experience pain or soreness after the fact. They think, oh, it has been a day or two, so it must not be serious, and hope it will go away. When you are in an auto accident, it is traumatic, releasing adrenaline which can mask serious injuries. That is why it is crucial to be evaluated by a doctor experienced with auto accident injuries even if you do not think you are severely injured.

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