Did you know your auto insurance could cover massage after an auto accident?
PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Coverage is required by DELAWARE law to be carried on all registered vehicles. Your doctor can prescribe massage for any injuries sustained and we will bill the insurance company for you!
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Massage therapy can have incredible physical and mental health benefits for anyone, but it’s particularly beneficial for those who have been in a car accident. Even if your car accident was a minor one, massage therapy will help you recover faster and prevent future health issues related to the accident.
While each car accident is unique, there are certain injuries that are common. Even if you initially feel fine after an accident, you should pay extra attention to your health in the days and weeks directly afterwards, as sometimes these issues can present themselves later. You should always seek treatment by a medical professional after a car accident to identify problems as soon as possible.
● Whiplash: This is possibly the most common health problem people experience directly after a car accident. Whiplash occurs when the impact of the crash puts strain on the muscles and ligaments of the neck, causing tension or even tears. Whiplash can be very painful and drastically reduce range of motion.
● Herniated disc/other back injuries: It’s also very common for back issues to occur after a car accident. A herniated disc is when one of the spinal discs slips out of alignment, and this condition can be very painful and can be hard to correct. However, clients might also experience general chronic pain or even a broken rib after a car accident.
● Knee injuries: Knee injuries are particularly common after a car accident, sometimes because a person’s knees hit the dashboard during impact. In the most serious cases, the kneecap may shatter, but ligament strains and tears are also common. Since the knee connects two of the biggest bones in the body, treating knee injuries properly and quickly is imperative.
● Anxiety and PTSD: In addition to the physical problems that can arise after a car accident, people might also find they have increased anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. Anxiety and guilt are very common after a car accident. PTSD can result from the most serious cases. Symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks, irritability, nightmares, and emotional detachment.