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Auto Accident Insurance Coverage for Medical Massage
Medical Massage Therapy Is Covered By Your Insurance When You Have Been In An Auto Accident Or Car Crash
Even a minor auto accident can have major effects on your health for years to come if you don't seek out the correct care.
It is not uncommon for auto accidents to cause you muscular pain, headaches, even arthritis that can be very difficult to get rid of for years to come if not treated correctly.
The evaluations done by emergency room doctors are only meant to ensure you don't suffer from any serious, immediate injuries like broken bones, abrasions, cuts, or concussions. They are not looking for muscle tissue injuries or misaligned bones.
The whiplash injury to the neck, or cervical sprain/strain, is by far the most common injury that results from a car accident. Sprains and strains are referred to as soft tissue injuries (soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, and ligaments) and occur when the head is abruptly jerked back and forth, muscles and ligaments can be injured.
The ligaments, discs, and muscles that support the spine can be torn and injured in automobile accidents. The nervous system encased by the spinal bones of the neck and back can become stretched and irritated. Current medical research explains that while the occupants in a vehicle may have significant injury, there may be little damage to the vehicle.
The damage to the spine and surrounding soft tissues can result in symptoms including; blurry vision, hearing problems, dizziness, pain and tingling in the arms and hands, headache, decreased ability to turn the neck, and low back problems.
Holistic Medical Massage Clinic in Tacoma is experienced in auto accident recovery.
If you have been injured in a car accident medical massage therapy should be a part of your medical care plan.
Coping with a serious injury is difficult enough, so the Holistic Medical Massage Clinic in Tacoma takes care of the details of your treatment:
- We verify insurance coverage and expertly handle all other insurance issues;
- We provide regular progress reports to your primary healthcare provider, attorney and insurance company;
- We carefully and scientifically document the care you receive so that you have the highest probability of demonstrating to the 'powers-that-be' that your care is medically necessary;
- Medical massage will decrease the possibility of future pain, scar tissue, and deformity.
Medical massage is an essential part of the healing process for injuries that result from car accidents.
Soft tissue injuries, invisible on x-rays and often overlooked, can cause severe debilitating pain after a car accident.
Worse yet, if a soft tissue injury is not directly addressed with soft tissue therapy such as medical massage, and left untreated and unresolved, the injured muscles and other soft tissues can end up causing chronic pain for months, years—even decades after the accident.
Unfortunately, the standard healthcare approach to these injuries often amounts to nothing more than suppressing the symptoms with pain-killers and potentially dangerous anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), leaving the injured muscles to hopefully heal on their own.