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Motor Vehicle Accident 

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April 16, 2019

Car accidents can reek so much havoc on the body, creating inflammation, strained or torn muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and stressing us out mentally as well as physically. Receiving massage therapy and other alternative services after a motor vehicle accident is crucial to help us recover, but so is what we’re putting into our body. Diet can greatly impact our recovery time as well as how well we recover after an auto accident. Here are ___ things you should do to help yourself recover after a car accident:

Get Enough Sleep

We all know that getting adequate sleep is important to proper brain function and the body as a whole – it’s how we regenerate, store and delete information, and repair. When we don’t get enough sleep, our body doesn’t have enough time to do everything that it needs to do and will prioritize tasks. Normally, most humans need at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. However, after an auto accident, people should receive more sleep to ensure that the...

April 2, 2019

Many people who are involved in a motor vehicle accident don’t seek massage therapy because they feel like they can’t afford it. Unfortunately, however, sometimes just months later, they begin to develop issues because of the motor vehicle accident. Depending on the severity of the car accident and what was impacted, as well as their age and general physical condition, these symptoms range anywhere from mildly uncomfortable to severe. Some of these symptoms include pain, numbness, or tingling down the arms or legs, neck pain or back pain that won’t go away, sleeping difficulties, limited range of motion in the neck or back, tears in tendons or ligaments, herniated, slipped, or bulging disks, shifts or tilts in the hip or shoulder girdle which may later cause other issues, and so much more.

Even if you feel that you weren’t affected that much by a car accident because it was at low speeds or you simply weren’t feeling discomfort at the time, it’s imperative that you seek massage therapy...

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