MVA Injury Rehabilitation
Address Your Ligamentous Instability Immediately Following MVA (Fender Bender)
Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be overwhelming, especially with the physical pain and limitations it can bring to your everyday life. Tri Physical Therapy offers MVA injury rehabilitation to support you and help you reach your recovery goals. For a thorough assessment and most comprehensive care let us address all problems including ligamental problems that often are missed.
We see hundreds of people every single year come to our clinic with the same complaint of chronic neck, mid, or lower back problems. They often have the same history of being involved in a very minor accident which resulted in what they thought was a minor injury written off as a soft tissue problem. They go for a series of tests including MRIs trying to identify whether the disc was injured, herniated, or torn. The very minor changes are what many people and clinics ignore. As time passes, people end up struggling to stand or sit for a long time or lift things because it requires bending forward and back. This means during the accident, an injury to the ligaments occurred and resulted in ligamentous instability which often follows a Fender Bender.
Ligaments are structures that hold the whole spine together. The spine is a stack of bones that is separated by small gel-like structures called discs. The spine altogether is a series of ligaments and those ligaments are the first line of defense for the spine during an injury. The second line of defense is the muscles. A lot of people don’t have a strong musculature so that line of defense is also really nothing to rely on. During a MVA there is a very high risk of serious spinal injury because the spinal cord that connects the brain to the rest of the body is not protected by anything. At TriPT can check your spine with a stress test for the ligaments that can be done by a specific form of X-rays where we can see and understand the basic injuries. These very injuries often end up with very serious chronic conditions and we address them adequately.
Why You Should Address Your MVA
If structures become unstable they start moving more and could result in arthritis of the spine. These escalated chronic conditions are usually a result of small fender bender or some other simple form of injury that was not properly diagnosed. If you are suffering today with arthritis of your spine you have to look back as there was probably an injury to your ligaments years before that you’re paying for today. When the spine violently shakes forward and back during a MVA, it is also common to end up with Whiplash. As your head is jerked forward and back and sometimes sideways those ligaments sprain and are pulled apart leaving that first line of defense damaged. If not diagnosed or treated it becomes a very loose structure so now the first line of defense is practically gone.
Ligamentous instability can be found not only in the spine but other joints as well for example the knee. Ligamentous stability is no longer there and the knee moves excessively throughout daily life. MRI scans may not find anything except for just some light inflammation or edema around the ligaments or joint that usually goes away relatively quickly even without treatment. Most of those injuries create ligamental sprains and that creates an instability. This abnormal and often excessive movement will start destroying the cartilage over a period of time as well as the meniscus of the knee. Chain of events will take place and slowly start breaking down destroying one joint or the other creating long-term effect.
Tri Physical Therapy has 25 years treating crucial MVA injuries that needed to be addressed such as whiplash. We do our best to avoid chronic conditions of your spine such as arthritis and make sure your joints are treated at the time or right after the accident. We have the most comprehensive care ensuring we are treating patients to our best ability. We have multiple doctors addressing the same issues on the same patients because we all come from different backgrounds. A physiatrist can assess a disability status and the degree of a trauma providing the right direction for rehabilitation and the physical therapy team will work on that rehabilitation. A chiropractor or acupuncturist can also aid your care and help restore your spine and reduce the inflammation pain significantly faster. A pain management doctor can intervene with anti-inflammatory injections or some pain medication that can help you to go through those crucial types of pain. The orthopedic team can deal with serious orthopedic conditions that may require a surgical intervention.
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Regenerative Therapy For MVA
If you were involved in an injury please make sure your doctor not only tests you for basic things like a meniscal tear. When it comes to the ligaments, we have regenerative treatments that can be PRP or cell therapy – a whole line of things that we can do today to stabilize the ligaments and cure the problem long term. We have patients that can even get regenerative care such as PRP injections and many other types of regenerative care covered by the no-fold insurance.
You have up to $50,000 dollars of medical services covered by no-fault insurance. If you don’t have any serious injuries it is still recommended you receive treatment. The most common injuries are ligament injuries which cannot be depicted on the MRI and require to be separately studied for cases of instability. Ensure you are giving proper treatment to restabilize your spine to continue living a life free of pain. Call TriPT today at 718-908-2000.