Can the Active Release Technique Help With Pain After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, you might experience pain and soreness. One common approach that chiropractors use is the active release technique. Depending on the severity of the accident and what parts of the body were injured, you may need treatment from a chiropractor.

But you may be wondering: does this work on people experiencing post-accident pain? Find out more about this technique and how car accident victims can benefit from it.

What Is the Active Release Technique?

Also known as ART, the active release technique is a soft tissue method that can be used to treat issues with the muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, and nerves. It is a type of therapy in which these soft tissues are manipulated manually to relieve chronic pain, soreness, and other symptoms.

The active release technique can be used to treat the following issues and more:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Knee pain
  • Shin splints
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hip pain
  • Neck pain

When your physical therapist or chiropractor performs this technique, they use their hands to identify certain points of tension that could be causing your symptoms. They then employ a combination of targeted massage and specific pressure points to restore the natural movement of the tissue.

The Active Release Technique and Car Accident Pain

This technique can help in many situations, including the treatment of sports injuries and chronic pain management. One of the most popular uses for ART, though, is in treating car accident victims.

Car accidents can lead to many different types of injuries. When a car accident does damage to the delicate tissues in the back or neck, it can lead to ongoing pain and tension.

This can help identify these points of tension and effectively relieve them to resolve your symptoms. If applied to the muscles throughout the cervical or thoracic spine, ART can produce a stretching and lengthening effect that causes a significant improvement in chronic pain.

Post-Car Accident Care at Veeva Chiropractic Clinic

Have you sustained painful neck or back injuries in a recent car accident? Receiving the active release technique could offer possible relief.

At Veeva Chiropractic Clinic, we offer a selection of treatments to address auto accident injuries — everything from massage therapy to chiropractic adjustments. To schedule your car accident evaluation, Contact us online or by phone now.