3894 E Broad St. Columbus, OH 43213
Typically massage therapy is highly recommended as part of a patient’s therapy. All massages are performed by a licensed massage therapist in our office in Columbus Ohio.
Massage therapy is one of the best forms of treatment you can receive after a car accident.
After going through a sudden trauma, and having your body jolted by the impact, your muscles go into protection mode. They clamp down and tighten in the areas affected. Neck and back pain (e.g., whiplash) is by far the most common complaint, but any area of the body can be affected.
Massage helps to relax these muscles and restore them back to their original state. This includes lengthening shortened muscles to restore flexibility, releasing any trigger points that may have developed, relief from pain symptoms, headaches, nerve compression, numbness, muscle spasms, and much more.
Depending on the severity of the accident, and also on the person – because everyone responds differently – treatment can take months, sometimes years. Unfortunately, in some cases, people end up with chronic conditions that they have to get care for the rest of their lives. We treat many people who were in car accidents years ago which has left them with lingering issues.
The best type of massage for a car accident injury depends on the specific nature of the injuries sustained. Generally, a therapeutic or medical massage may be beneficial in addressing muscle tension, promoting circulation, and aiding in the overall healing process.
It's advisable to wait until the acute phase has passed and any severe injuries have been assessed and treated by a medical professional. This typically involves waiting a few days to allow the initial inflammation to subside.