massage benefits car accident

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the primary benefits of massage therapy for those who have recently been in a car accident. Whether for whiplash or other symptoms you’re experiencing, the careful touch of a quality massage therapist is often a major relief from pain and discomfort that helps you recover faster.

At Foundation Chiropractic, while our primary car accident treatments involve chiropractic techniques for whiplash and other conditions, we also proudly offer massage therapy – both for accident victims and many others. For many recently in an accident, a combination of chiropractic care and massage allows for ideal recovery and pain relief. Today’s part two of our series will go into a few other reasons why massage therapy is so beneficial for recent accident victims.

Concussion Treatment

Another common result from many car accidents, unfortunately: Concussions, which take place when impact causes the head to jerk forward and backward and create impact of the brain within the skull. Concussions can lead to everything from temporary dizziness to major cognitive issues in serious cases.

Fortunately, massage therapy is an excellent resource for those who have sustained a recent concussion. It may be utilized right away, while some others wait a few weeks – often because the worst concussion symptoms take some time to show up for many people. Massage will boost the parasympathetic nervous system, which plays a major role in concussion recovery and allowing your brain a healthy return to normal.

Improved Range of Motion

Part of the recovery process from any vehicle accident, alongside pain reduction and addressing any major symptoms, is eventually returning a full range of motion to affected areas. Car accidents often lead to major stiffness or pain in certain bodily areas, and reversing this in permanent ways is the name of the game.

Once again, massage therapy is a valuable tool here. It allows for full relaxation of the patient, a major factor for keeping muscles less tense and allowing them to recover completely. It also helps limit inflammation that’s often largely responsible for decreased motion capability.

Insurance Coverage

Finally, for most people, personal injury protection (PIP) will be a part of your insurance coverage – and this will cover massage therapy and related services. You may have to contact your insurance company to confirm that this program is covered under your coverage, but it usually will be.

In cases where another driver was at-fault for the accident, their insurance coverage may pay for your massage or other treatment. You may receive direct reimbursement in some cases, or in others the insurance company will pay the treatment center.

For more on the benefits of massage therapy for those who have been injured in a car accident, or to learn about any of our chiropractic services, speak to the staff at Foundation Chiropractic today.