If you own a vehicle, you most likely have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage (also called Personal Accident Insurance or PAI) as a part of your auto insurance policy. If you are in an accident and you are at fault, your insurance company will cover your medical costs up to the amount your policy allows. If another driver is at fault, your auto insurance will still usually cover the cost of your medical treatment while they negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company for reimbursement.
Mezz Spa will directly bill any auto insurance company (for example, Progressive, Allstate, Nationwide, State Farm, Country, or Geico).
Massage therapy can alleviate and even help prevent these and other accident related injuries.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA), the emergency room evaluations done immediately following the auto accident are only meant to ensure you don’t have injuries such as concussion, broken bone, or abrasion. They may not examine you for soft tissue injury.
It is common to not notice any soft tissue injury immediately following a vehicle accident, then wake up a week, two weeks or sometimes even months later, with severe neck pain, back spasm, or headache. In fact, the symptoms of the soft tissue injuries you may have sustained might not arise for up to six months after the initial collision.
Soft tissue includes the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your body. Soft tissue injuries cannot be detected on x-rays and are often overlooked, yet they can cause severe debilitating pain.
Sprains and strains are referred to as soft tissue injuries. For example a whiplash injury to the neck, also known as cervical sprain/strain, is one of the most common injuries that result from an auto accident. This injury occurs when the head is abruptly jerked back and forth, as is often the case in an auto accident, and the muscles and ligaments are injured.
Massage therapy can be effective in treating soft tissue injuries. It is important to begin massage treatment as soon as possible to begin the recovery process. Injuries left untreated can sometime persist for months or even years.
Massage therapy can also aid recovery by restoring balance to your autonomic nervous system. Relaxation techniques such as craniosacral therapy or Swedish massage can help alleviate the shock and trauma on your nervous system caused by an accident.
Massage therapy promotes circulation of blood and lymph which can reduce swelling as well as assist in flushing the injured area with fresh blood rich in nutrients that aid in faster tissue recovery.
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Auto accident claims can be complicated and depend upon a number of factors. If you have questions, feel free to contact us. We’ll do our best to help or direct you to additional information sources if necessary.
Health insurance plans vary in their cost coverage of massage therapy and the conditions under which the massage therapy services are received. Certain health insurance plans require a doctor’s referral in order to cover the cost of massage therapy while other health plans allow a certain number of visits without a referral. Some health insurance plans cover massage therapy costs in full, while other health plans require a client co-payment.
Most insurance plans which do cover the cost of massage therapy require that treatment is provided by a massage therapist that is contracted in their network, sometimes referred to as a preferred or in-network provider.
These and other conditions can be effectively treated with medical massage, depending on your physician’s diagnosis and prescription.
Please bring your prescription or referral to your appointment send it by emailing us at email@example.com or call us at 770.557.1988
It is necessary to check with your health insurance provider for the exact details of your insurance policy. If you’d rather we do it for you please call us at 5770.557.1988 and we will be happy to check on your behalf. Please contact us with your insurance policy details, including your subscriber ID, group number, date of birth, and your full name.
Note – A positive verification with your insurance company does guarantee payment by your insurance provider. You should always confirm your insurance benefits with your insurance provider yourself as you are responsible for payment of services in full if your insurance provider decides not to pay for any reason.
If you are injured at work and need treatment:
Please contact us at Mezz Spa if you have any questions or would like more information regarding massage therapy and your workers’ compensation insurance.