In May 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said U.S. motor vehicle crashes in 2010 cost almost $1 trillion in loss of productivity and loss of life. An estimated 2.31 million people were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2013 (5,564 people per day or one every 14 seconds).
This is a list of the most common injury types and side effects treated with soft tissue modalities:
A very common mistake people make is to simply not do anything. While the body is trying to heal, it can hide pain from you. Many people have pain “they didn’t even know was there”. This pain is related to how your body is compensating for the injured areas. Your pain is very real and can be difficult to fully understand when you have never been in an accident before.
Soft Tissue Therapies can help:
It is recommend for the first two weeks following your accident to record your daily pain findings. Your daily pain may change and you may not be able to remember two months later while talking to the insurance company's medical adjuster the exact details of your accident. People who wait longer than a month are less likely to have medical treatments paid for by their auto policy. There is no magic formula to tell if you are injured or not after an accident, which is why immediately going to your MD or seeking care from a Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Physical Therapist, or Massage therapist can be so critical.
Minnesota is a "no-fault" state, which means that it does not matter who was at fault in any car accident. The PIP (personal injury protection) portion of your auto policy will cover a maximum of $20,000 per accident. If you are injured please seek treatment. Whomever you choose to see for treatment, ask as many questions as you need to help you feel comfortable and understand the process you are going through.
Be safe out there.