M A S S A G E is T H E R A P E U T I C
Many people who have suffered through a car accident and are fortunate to come away from it without major harm may still experience a great deal of body aches and pains.
The unexpected jolt from another car hitting you – regardless of whether you are the driver or passenger – can trigger your muscles and nerves into a hyper-stimulated mode. In medical terms we call this an uptick in the sympathetic nervous responses – the same responses that prepare you for fight or flight. Patients sometimes complain of not being able to regulate these sympathetic responses even after the auto accident, and muscle spasms, tension, headaches, nightmares, anxiety and sometimes insomnia results.
Massage therapy can help the body regulate these sympathetic response signals by calming muscle spasms, improving blood flow to tense areas of the body and generally relaxing the mind so autonomic responses (sleep and digest nerve signals) can take over more.
If you don’t already have a prescription for massage therapy after your car accident, you can certainly ask for one from any physician, nurse practitioner, or chiropractor. After obtaining your prescription and an open auto claim, your massage therapy sessions should be 100% covered by auto insurance. Residents of Oregon are entitled to $12,000 a year of Personal Injury Protection that would cover massage therapy so long as a medical prescription is valid.
Sometimes, recovery can be slow depending on the severity of your injuries. To speed up this recovery you can also enlist in a physical therapist to get you back to moving better again – especially if your pain is hindering you from sports, recreation or work. If you are interested in physical therapy, also covered by your auto PIP, contact Stride Strong Physical Therapy.
Patients suffering from pain after a car accident include:
- Neck pain from whiplash
- Low back pain, sciatica and SI joint pain (especially if the passenger was slouching or has foot on the brake during the accident)
- Mid back and thoracic pain (from jolt of the seat belt)
- Joint strains and fractures
- Shoulder pain (especially during T-bone accidents)
For immediate pain relief, call and book your appointment today. We will work directly with the responsible insurance company so that you can focus on feeling your best.: (971) 205-2414
Health Benefits and massage as treatment
There are various health benefits of auto injury massages. They are known to provide relief and they improve the individual’s condition. According to scientific studies, auto injury massages alleviate pain and thereby improve the range of motion. Once your range of motion has improved you will be able to complete your daily tasks easily. They are also popular for relieving headaches after a car injury. If you are suffering from headaches after a car injury and you are unable to concentrate then getting a massage may help you find relief. An auto injury massage will help you loosen up your tight muscles which may occur after an accident.
When your body goes through an accident it often becomes tight at the injury site. This is the body’s safety mechanism and but sometimes this causes problems. So, to stretch a tight muscle a massage may be very helpful. Also, if you find your joints are not very flexible after an accident then a massage may help you with that too. Auto injury massage has countless health benefits.
Getting an auto injury massage will also help you generate tissue and to reduce scar tissue which very often results due to fibrosis after an injury. Too much scar tissue is not recommended in the body so one must look for ways to reduce its presence.
Massages help you dilate blood vessels which enable them to pump in oxygen more easily and rapidly. You will also be able to pump nutrients to the important organs in the body for better functioning and improved health.
Also, if you are suffering from cramps and spams of the muscles after an injury or without one, a good massage can help you get better and move around pain free. The art of massage has evolved over millions of years and its benefits are countless.
Accidents very often not only cause physical pain but may also cause mental pain in the form of anxiety and depression. Massage therapy can be particularly helpful in managing emotional stress, and nurturing yourself through the difficult times following a car accident.
If you have recently been injured in an accident and you require a medical massage, our highly trained team at Massage Hillsboro will look after you. We specialize in medical massages. Since medical massages are highly specific and require trained people to perform them, you must opt for skilled massaging hands for your treatment. Our team will never let you down and will help you alleviate your pain and help you improve your condition. We take pride in our work and feel satisfied when our client’s health improves after a massage.
To book your Auto Injury Massage please call us at (971) 205-2414 rather than booking online because we may need to collect some information prior to your visit to arrange Motor Vehicle Insurance billing.
If you have recently been injured in a car accident your PIP insurance will cover chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage therapy for up to a year.
- Oregon law requires that all auto insurance companies provide personal injury protection (PIP) when issuing your insurance policy.
- Oregon PIP pays for medical bills as well as ongoing lost wages, medication, and in-home care while recovering from an auto accident regardless of who is at fault.
- At minimum, the state of Oregon requires the coverage of medical costs for up to one year to $15,000.
- A prescription from a primary care physician, (MD) or chiropractor (DC) is all that is required for PIP to cover massage therapy!