The Broken Pots - how a car accident can hurt you

As a licensed massage therapist who works with people after car accidents, many times clients will come in, wondering why they are hurting so much.  Yes, there was damage to their vehicle, however they do not "see" how they were injured.  Yet, they are in pain - mostly back and neck pain - however many times they have on-going headaches, hand and wrist pain, as well as jaw pain.
People walk away from a motor vehicle accident, in shock and running on endorphins, and do not realize that they have sustained injuries, until the next day.  Then, it is sometimes human nature to take over-the-counter pain medicines, or prescription pain medicines, lay on the sofa, and think that the pain will go away in a few days.
I had a recent client who was in a fairly bad accident.  She was hit from behind, while she was at a stoplight.  She was driving her personal van, and was carrying a load of Talavera decorative planter pots in the back.
She remarked to me that ALL the pots were smashed as a result of the accident.
I commented back to her, that the same force that broke all those pots, also passed through her body.
And here was a visual expression of the un-see-able effect that the impact had - if the impact immediately smashed all those planter pots, imagine what it did to her body!
Many people do not have health insurance, and even when they do have health insurance, they do not realize that auto insurance will pay for medical massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic, as well as other expenses related to healing after the accident.
At Masterpiece Medical Massage, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we specialize in helping people feel better FAST, and get their lives back, pain-free, after a car accident.

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Comment by Kelly Vickers on March 30, 2011 at 4:44pm
I love this! As an legal professional I sat down with dozens people who had been injured in a crash as we looked at their police report. Over and over the report related that the passengers told the emergency responders that they were OK, yet it turned out they were in pain for months afterwards. The clay pot example here really hammers home the seriousness of the injuries to the passengers. This understanding is why I always felt comfortable referring injured clients to Karla's business,; she has unique insight into the body mechanics which needed to be realigned and soothed to help people get their lives back on track.


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