Why Muscular Therapy Is An Essential Part Of The Healing Process For Sprains And Strains, The Most Common Injuries From Car Accidents
The whiplash injury to the neck, or cervical sprain/strain, is by far the most common injury that results from a car accident.
Sprains and strains are referred to as soft tissue injuries (soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, and ligaments), but for simplicities sake, you can think of “soft tissue” as muscle.
Soft tissue injuries, invisible on x-rays and often overlooked, can cause severe debilitating pain after a car accident.
Worse yet, if a soft tissue injury is not directly addressed with soft tissue therapy, and left untreated and unresolved, the injured muscles and other soft tissues can end up causing chronic pain for months, years—even decades after the accident.
Unfortunately, the standard medical approach to these injuries often amounts to nothing more than suppressing the symptoms with pain-killers and anti-inflammatory drugs, leaving the injured muscles to hopefully heal on their own.
Injured muscles heal with scar tissue in a way that leaves them weaker, less elastic, and prone to re-injury and pain. Muscular therapy approaches like Soft Tissue Release help to restore muscular strength, flexibility, and normal function by correcting or “aligning” the scar tissue.
This can be crucial for full muscular recovery. Muscles tend not to recover fully when given only time in which to heal.
To learn more about how muscles heal, and why they need this assistance, visit the How muscles heal page.
And here are some car accident injury treatment success stories