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.