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When people come to LeMoine Physical Therapy for back pain therapy Baltimore, MD residents trust, we often tell them about the benefits of getting care shortly after a car accident. There are hundreds of millions of vehicles on the road and highways at any given time throughout the U.S. Of these cars, there will be millions that get into a car accident, are injured, and will sustain permanent damage.

Unfortunately, many people do not realize just how badly a car accident can adversely impact the health of their mind and body. Some people endure aches and pains even years after a car crash, simply because they failed to get treatment within a reasonable timeframe.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a car accident, we encourage you to speak with a representative at LeMoine Physical Therapy for more information. For now, there are the top three reasons why people should get physical therapy after a car collision:

#1 Physical Therapy Helps the Process of Recovery

Symptoms of injury after a car accident may not be felt until the following day or a couple days after the incident. Within this short time frame it is crucial that you seek medical attention to address issues before they have a chance to worsen further. A chiropractor and physical therapist in particular can be helpful in the process of recovery, as spinal adjustments realign your spine and physical therapy sessions strengthen muscles as they heal. 

#2 Rehabilitation Can Reduce Pain

After a car accident, a chiropractor for Maryland back pain therapy in Baltimore understands that you may feel inclined to rest and not move around much. However, by staying in motion it can help reduce your overall pain. Doing rehabilitative stretches and mild activities can oxygenate blood and help nutrients get through the body to areas that are in need of healing. A physical therapy program is geared toward that person’s individual needs. Every exercise and stretch will have a purpose towards improving range of motion and reducing pain. 

#3 Physical Therapy Helps You Avoid Surgery

Surgeries for car accident injuries often include the shoulders, knees, hips, and spine. These procedures may be avoided later on down the line if you act quickly in getting the treatment you need now. Chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy can help your ligaments, muscles, and joints stay strong so they don’t deteriorate as fast. Early treatment will support healing of muscle tissue, less scarring, decreased pain, and overall a more rapid recovery.

Eating to Heal Your Body

Muscle strains, sprains, broken bones, stress fractures, and more may sideline you after an accident. Your food choices after an injury can help you to recover by healing wounds and strengthening muscles and bones to get you back on your feet again and engaging in your favorite activities.

Sometimes when an injury strikes and you have to limit your physical activity, it can impact job and home responsibilities. Employing the appropriate nutrition plan can help reduce the time spent recovering from an accident. You will likely want to eat whole, nutrient-rich foods three to four times a day to provide adequate levels of vitamins and minerals. Your need for these essential nutrients will be higher while you are healing:

High-Quality Protein

Focus on consuming high-quality protein foods to assist with wound healing and support your immune function. It is often normal to have a depressed appetite after a severe injury or major surgery. To compensate, try to eat a small amount of protein at each snack or meal. Quality proteins include eggs, cheese or cottage cheese, yogurt, and baked chicken. These are all usually well-tolerated in the first days after injury.

People who wish to avoid proteins from animal sources can get high-quality protein from soy-based foods. Almond milk is a popular alternative to cow or soy milk. Your body needs protein not just for muscle building—it is an essential nutrient for building and repairing bone. So, if you have a break or fracture, make sure to include protein with every meal and snack.

Vitamin C and Zinc

Vitamin C and zinc are notable for their roles in healing. Vitamin C is required to make a protein called collagen that is needed for repairing ligaments and tendons and healing wounds. Citrus fruits are well-known for their high levels of vitamin C. However, don’t overlook other excellent sources of vitamin C, such as kiwi fruit, strawberries, broccoli, baked potatoes, and bell peppers.

Zinc is an essential mineral found mostly in animal foods such as meat, fish, poultry, and dairy, but it also is present in cereals and whole-grain bread, dried beans, peas, and other legumes, and nuts and seeds. 

Vitamin D and Calcium

Calcium and vitamin D are the nutrients typically associated with healthy bones. If you have a broken bone or stress fracture, make sure you get plenty of these two nutrients to support and strengthen your bones. Milk and fortified soy milk are both good choices. Yogurt is a good source of calcium, but it is not always fortified with vitamin D—check the nutrition label to ensure you are getting vitamin D.

Call LeMoine Physical Therapy Today

If you are in need of a qualified and experienced team of chiropractors and physical therapists, then look no further than our clinic. Call LeMoine Physical Therapy today to hear more about how a doctor for back pain therapy in Baltimore, Maryland can help you in your recovery after a serious car accident.