Nowadays, we’re still dealing with the pandemic disrupting our lives, stress and tension that many can’t move past. Therefore, our bodies are suffering, and our minds running rampant. Obviously, countless people sit too long at home, work too hard or deal with chronic pain. So, it’s more important than ever to remember to focus on our health. Recently, many of us work remotely from home for safety’s sake. Of course, others must still make it to the office every day.
Many of our patients experience a workplace injury or auto accident which happen during commutes. In this post, we’ll discuss two types of injuries that many seem to ask us questions about. First, there’s workplace injuries (which happen more often than we think) and auto accidents. We’ll begin with auto accidents, and the injuries that may come from them.
Auto Accident Injuries
Many of us aren’t fully aware of the damage an auto accident can inflict on our bodies. Some examples of an auto injury may include whiplash, bruising, brain contusions, neck/back injuries, PTSD, internal bleeding, and more. These few examples can tell you how broad the term “auto injury” is.
Of course, many are already aware of the long-term effects these injuries can have. However, others may not be so mindful of them. There are a handful of people who are eager to attend some type of therapy immediately after their injury. But there are also people who allow the injury to linger, and grow worse over time. This can easily cause immense discomfort and can turn a minor injury into a major injury.
When it comes to workplace injuries, there are several common varieties. Usually, trips, slips and falls are the leading causes. With regard to auto accidents, it’s difficult to know when and where it will happen in order to prevent it. So, what can you do? First things first: always be cautious!
First, try not to rush through your day. Take notice of your surroundings whenever possible. Obviously, we don’t want to live our lives as if we’re walking on eggshells. However, we should be cautious of the things we’re doing each day, especially if they’re dangerous tasks. The above injuries are very common. However, injuries can vary based on the work in question. Many jobs are more dangerous than others. Therefore, it’s important for every worker to exercise caution!
What To Do
Of course, many experience these types of injuries, and do what? Ignore them! For those who ignore their injuries, and pretend as if nothing happened, it may result in you feeling worse than before. Usually, this applies to both workplace and auto injuries. If you see a doctor, and they give you the green light to go about your normal life, by all means, heed their advice!
However, if this doesn’t apply to you, then you can always seek Physical Therapy guidance. This is a perfect way to address any of your acute or chronic injuries or lingering pain you may be feeling, especially from an auto accident or work-related injury. A second opinion can never hurt!
Conclusion – Farmingdale Physical Therapy West
Some of us come across workplace injuries and/or auto injuries more than others. If this applies to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Here at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, we provide a comfortable, hassle-free environment for all of the patients that walk through our doors. We have an amazing staff who only want what’s best for our patients, and are always thrilled to see them progress over time with no surgery or medications.
We have extensive experience managing worker’s compensation and no-fault cases, and are always happy to assist whoever needs our help! Of course, we never wish pain or injury on anybody. However, should you experience a workplace or auto injury, come in to see us and we’d be happy to help!
If you’d like to learn more about our worker’s compensation and no-fault policies, please check out the Insurance & Billing page.
If you have suffered or are currently suffering from a workplace or auto injury, we implore you to see one of our talented Physical Therapists. Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call! We’re always here to help!