Body Massage After A Car Accident
If you’re sore or injured after a car accident, you may benefit from massage therapy. If your doctor feels that massages may contribute to your recovery, please contact us today. It’s important that any injuries are examined by a doctor first.
Massage therapy can help you recovery from several kinds of injuries commonly found in people after car accident. Even if you haven’t experienced any serious injuries, you might be experiencing minor bruises, aching joints, and sore muscles. For those with more severe injuries, massage therapy, along side a structured physical therapy routine, may help with the recovery process.
The methods and techniques used will depend on the type and severity of your injuries, but the primary goals of massage therapy are going to be reducing stress, reducing pain and swelling, improving circulation, and improving range of motion.
One of the most common injuries associated with car accidents is whiplash. An abrupt stop while sitting in a moving vehicle causes a persons head to snap forward, then back again. The stretching and compression of the muscles and joints in the neck can cause pain, immobility, and stiffness. As long as the injuries aren’t too drastic, massage therapy can alleviate some of these symptoms.
Related to whiplash injuries, we also help many people with middle and lower back pain. The nature of these injuries is very similar to whiplash, and the treatment only differ slightly. However no two injuries are the same, and a professional analysis is required to determine the best treatment method.
Another common injury is the bruise left by the seat belt after a sudden stop. Stretching from one shoulder to the opposite hip, and across the waist, this type of bruise may be tender to the touch, and make mobility very uncomfortable.
Shoulder sprains are an occasional result of car accidents, and if not treated properly, may result in poor healing and a limited range of motion. A trained massage therapist can ensure than proper stretching is used to improve and restore strength and flexibility. Tissue massage will also help to maintain a healthy blood flow, which is especially vital to healing injuries.
If your doctor believes that you may benefit from massage therapy after a car accident, please call us today.