Trauma after a car accident

In a day and age where distracted, over-stressed people are behind the wheel of their vehicles and flying down the highway at high-speed, your chance of getting into an accident is much greater than before.

The fact is, you can’t change the way other people drive, but you can change how YOU drive, and how you recover from those occasional fender bumpers.

The voice on the other end of the phone line was not the familiar bubbly voice I was used to. After a horrific weekend of tragic news from loved ones and a dear friend, the woman on the other end of the line was describing to me a car accident that she had just endured. 

While at a stop light, minding her own business, and waiting for her turn to continue, an elderly lady hit her from behind without stepping on the brakes, and at 45 miles and hour.

Luckily neither she nor the lady that hit her was injured badly, however, the elderly lady’s car was now totaled. Our client’s car frame was damaged and most likely, other damage will be discovered as the mechanic investigates the vehicle more closely. If it hadn’t been for the spare tire connected to the door of her SUV, the damage to the body of her car would have been much worse.

Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.

After sharing her story about this frustrating challenge, she made an appointment to come into our offices immediately.* Her wise decision to do so was based on her positive experiences with the Life Vessel and our PEMF technology treatments.

She knew that the sooner she addressed the stress of not only the mounting negative news from the weekend but the physical trauma of being hit from behind, that she could minimize further injury to her body by facilitating the healing with relaxation therapy.

That day, she scheduled a Life Vessel session to help re-balance her autonomic nervous system and calm her mind. She then underwent PEMF treatments to the areas that were already beginning to flare up with stiffness and soreness due to the accident.

Too many people think they are fine when they can walk away from an accident, but then suffer serious, delayed injuries days later.  Dr. Alex Bigham, DC Novocur Pain Management writes in a 2015 blog article about the delayed responses after an accident in a vehicle. He mentions PTSD symptoms among others. 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is common after a vehicle accident. PTSD victims often have vivid and disturbing memories of the event and nightmares. Sometimes victims feel as if the accident is recurring or have flashbacks.

Dr. Alex Bigham, DC Novocur Pain Management
(Read the full article here to view other symptoms you need to be aware of.)

In another article titled, “Traumatic Stress and Motor Vehicle Accidents” written by Todd Buckley, Ph.D. mentions the long-term consequences of not addressing trauma immediately after the accident. He writes …

” … studies have shown that of the people who develop PTSD and do not seek psychological treatment, approximately half continue to have symptoms for more than six months or a year.”  (Read his article by clicking here.)

It’s not just the pulled and strained muscles that need to be addressed. It’s the trauma of the accident itself. Her wisdom of coming into our offices immediately after so many negative events is essential to her continuing with her active lifestyle.

If you have been in a recent car accident, or have been bombarded with negative news, or both … contact us now to schedule your appointment. 

 

* Always check with your medical doctor when involved in an accident to ensure that there are no internal injuries or other issues that must be addressed through medical intervention. Strategies for Healing works with Doctors to provide healing support with our cutting-edge technology and therapies, not instead of.

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