Auto No-fault

Auto Accident/No Fault Medical Massage Therapy is often covered by your insurance when you have been in an auto accident. If you don’t receive the correct and timely care, even a minor auto accident can have major effects on your health for years to come.

If you have been injured in an auto accident, medical massage therapy should be a part of your medical care plan. Coping with a serious injury is difficult enough without endless paperwork to manage.

Ease your mind-Integrated Wellness Systems will manage all the details of your treatment:

  • We verify insurance coverage and expertly handle all insurance issues
  • We provide regular progress reports to your primary healthcare provider, attorney and insurance company
  • We carefully document the care you receive so that you have the highest probability of demonstrating that your care is medically necessary
  • Medical massage will decrease the possibility of future pain, scar tissue, and deformity.

Medical researchers have recently discovered that, while there may be little damage to the vehicle after a collision, the occupants may nevertheless sustain significant injury. In many cases, the evaluation done by emergency room doctors after an auto accident is not sufficient to protect against long-term injury and pain: It is only meant to ensure that you don’t suffer from any serious, immediate injuries, such as broken bones, abrasions, cuts, or concussions.

Soft tissue injuries, invisible on x-rays and often overlooked, can cause severe debilitating pain. Whiplash injury to the neck, otherwise known as cervical sprain/strain, is the most common injury resulting from an auto accident. This is a soft tissue injury (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) that results from the head being abruptly jerked back and forth.

In addition, ligaments, discs, and muscles that support the spine can be torn in automobile accidents, and the nervous system encased by the spinal bones of the neck and back can become stretched and irritated. Damage to the spine and surrounding soft tissues can result in one or more of the following symptoms: Blurry vision, hearing problems, dizziness, headache, limited neck motion, low back problems and pain and tingling in the arms and hands.

Medical massage is an essential part of the healing process for injuries that result from auto accidents. When a soft tissue injury is left untreated and unresolved, the injured muscles and other soft tissues can end up causing chronic pain for months, years, and even decades after the accident. Muscles tend not to recover fully when given only “time” to heal.

Unfortunately, the standard healthcare approach to such injuries amounts to nothing more than suppressing the symptoms with pain-killers and potentially dangerous anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), leaving the injured muscles to heal on their own. Relying only on Aspirin or NSAIDs (NonSteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs such as Tylenol) to treat your soft tissue injuries from your car accident can be DANGEROUS! Injured muscles heal with scar tissue in a way that leaves them weaker, painful, less elastic, and prone to re-injury.

Medical massage therapy helps to restore muscular strength, flexibility, and normal function by correcting or “aligning” the scar tissue. This can be crucial for full muscular recovery. Integrated Wellness Systems therapists are experienced in auto accident recovery.