If you have ever had the unfortunate experience of being in a motor vehicle accident, you are likely familiar with how long it can take to heal impact and whiplash injuries. Even when an x-ray shows no visible sign of bone fracture or vertebral disc injury, the healing process can be slow and frustrating.
To make sense of why this is so, we need to understand that the soft tissues of the body (muscles, organs, joints, vessels, nerves and connective tissues), become traumatized as they take on and hold the physical forces of the impact. This soft tissue trauma must be resolved before a full recovery is possible, but it cannot be forced out of the body. In fact, trying to force trauma out of the body is counterproductive and only adds insult to injury.
CranioSacral Therapy gently supports the opening of trauma patterns in the tissues so that the forces of an impact can be released. This allows the body to recover the structural and functional organization that it remembers from before the accident.
I have met far too many people who, years after a motor vehicle accident, are still suffering with their injuries. Often, they did receive some good care, such as Chiropractic, Massage, and Physical Therapy, but this combination was not sufficient to provide a full recovery.
It is my professional opinion that CST plays a necessary role in the healing of motor vehicle trauma and should be considered an essential part of any treatment plan.
CST is a wonderful complement to other types of treatment, working in combination to facilitate a more powerful healing response in the body.
After a motor vehicle accident, a patient has a window of opportunity in which to heal their injuries. During this window of time, motor vehicle insurance is responsible to cover their treatment and this allows them to receive the necessary care without the stress of being concerned with payment.
Including CST early in the treatment process means it is far more likely that the patient will reach a full recovery from their injuries before their insurance coverage is over.
This is very important because, after their insurance coverage is finished, most people do not have the financial resources to continue to pursue ongoing treatment. Also, the sooner a trauma pattern is released, the easier it is for the body to heal. Delaying this only prolongs the time it will take for a thorough recovery.
It is far easier to heal soft tissue trauma patterns shortly after the injury, however, even years down the road, a full recovery is still possible, simply requiring a little patience and regular CST treatments.