Did you know? ….If you were injured in a car accident your auto insurance will cover your medical massage therapy (with a doctor’s prescription) regardless of who caused the accident.
Even if your car doesn’t show damage after you’ve been in an accident it doesn’t mean that you haven’t sustained an injury. Research shows that the energy transferred from the force of low-impact collisions can cause significant cervical or neck injury. Many of us assume that because we ‘feel fine’ we are. However, when your head is jerked back & forth abruptly muscles and ligaments are often injured. These soft tissue injuries can last for weeks, months, and sometimes years.
I know what you’re thinking – “But I went to the ER and they did X-rays and everything was ok- no broken bones!?” While x-rays will show broken bones they do NOT show muscle tissue damage.
Worse yet, scar tissue forms as muscles heal, leaving them weaker, less elastic and prone to re-injury. If left untreated, over time, damaged soft tissue can cause a variety of chronic symptoms including: backaches, headaches, dizziness, pain and tingling sensations in your arms and hands, decreased range of motion, and low back pain.
The good news is that these symptoms can be treated and at no cost to you!
If you have been injured in an accident massage therapy can be an important part of your recovery plan. All that is needed is a prescription from your primary care doctor.
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