Chiropractor and Auto Accidents
Chiropractors are experts at the biomechanics (movement) of the spine. Injuries sustained in auto accidents, such as whiplash disrupt the normal motion of the spine. If these injuries are not treated and rehabilitated properly, they can lead to long term problems down the road. Only Chiropractors are trained at fully correcting this type of injury. That is why it is so important that you see a Chiropractor as soon as possible after any auto accident. Symptoms related to auto injuries can be misleading. Our Chiropractors are highly skilled at diagnosing and detecting auto related injuries that may not have symptoms right away.
Our Chiropractors will work closely with any other doctors you are seeing to make sure you receive comprehensive treatment for all of your injuries. Several studies conducted by both the Canadian and American governments have shown Chiropractic care to be the #1 most effective treatment for auto related injuries. The sooner you seek treatment after an accident, the better your chances are for full recovery.
About your first appointment
Your first appointment will start with a consultation with the doctor. At this time you will discuss the details of the accident and any
symptoms you are experiencing. You will then be given a thorough exam to determine the extent of your injuries. This exam will include any necessary diagnostic testing such as x-rays. After your exam, if no additional testing is needed, the doctor will want to begin treatment right way to help you start feeling better as quickly as possible. The doctor will also provide you with home care instructions as well as any necessary equipment such as orthotics and supports to make you as comfortable as possible until your next visit. Before leaving the office on your first day, the doctor will schedule a follow up visit to be held as soon as possible. At your next appointment, the doctor will discuss the results of your exam and tests and provide you with a customized
treatment plan designed to get you feeling like you again!
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
- Your Auto Insurance Card
- Your Claim Number
- Your Health Insurance Card
- Photo ID
- Your Attorney Info, if applicable
- Any Medical Records In Your Possession Related to the Accident
5 Myths and Facts after a car Accident
MYTH: There was no damage to the car and the airbag didn’t go off,
so I must be okay.
FACT: It only takes a 3 MPH collision to cause damage to your spine.
This damage can have no symptoms for weeks or month.
MYTH: I went to the hospital and they said I was fine.
FACT: Emergency room staff are not trained to look for and treat the
soft tissue injuries of a car accident. They are concerned with life
threatening emergencies. If there are no broken bones and no bleeding,
you are “fine” in their eyes. Chiropractors are specialists highly trained
in treating soft tissue injuries related to auto accidents.
MYTH: It was my fault, so if I get treatment for my injuries I won’t be
covered and will end up with big doctor bills.
FACT: Florida auto insurance policies cover medical treatment for your
injuries regardless of who is at fault.
MYTH: If I make a claim to get medical treatment my premiums will
FACT: Unlike a collision claim, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claims
are not tied to your premiums. This is insurance you have paid for to
protect you after an accident and it is your right to use it.
MYTH: Nothing hurts, I don’t need treatment.
FACT: That may be, but there may be subtle damage that if treated
correctly now may prevent big problems in the future. The only way to
know for sure is to make an appointment with us today.
4 DANGEROUS THOUGHTS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH
- Maybe it will go away
- It comes and goes
- It’s not that bad
- My doctor couldn’t find anything wrong