You have just been in a car accident. After a quick once over, you believe you’re okay.
You feel pretty good—there’s no immediate pain. Your focus now turns to the accident— your car may be more or less okay, you speak with the insurance claim expert, and do your best to move on.
Perhaps a day, or even a week or two later, you notice your neck is sore or your back hurts. Your once hidden injuries are now surfacing. Now is time to consider making an appointment with a chiropractor. After a car accident, it’s key to see a chiropractor to make sure you don’t have any long-lasting injuries down the road. Here our experts share some of the top reasons to book your appointment.
Top Reasons to Visit A Chiropractor
Seeing a chiropractor after a car accident is always a great idea, but have you ever considered what we can do to help you? Many people attempt to minimize their pain after an auto accident, especially if you can walk away without any visible injuries or broken bones.
Going to a chiropractor after a crash should be the first line of defense against persistent and possible life-long pain. Chiropractors are educated and have the experience and skills needed when it comes to dealing with symptoms related to spinal injuries and pain.
Here are the top five reasons and benefits are of seeing a chiropractor:
#1: Treat Hidden Injuries
You may already have noticed that your injuries and pain were not as obvious right away, but over time they become subtly worse. A chiropractor at Chiropractic Naturally will perform a full body evaluation and identify any hidden issues at your first appointment.
It is not uncommon for accident injuries, such as torn muscles and ligaments to go unnoticed, even with the use of an x-ray. By treating hidden injuries early on using chiropractic treatment, your body can focus on healing properly due to the reduction of tears—which leads to pain—in your neck or back.
#2: Reduce Headaches and Migraines
Almost everyone involved in a car accident, even one that happened while going 5 to 10 miles per hour, will experience his or her head and neck jerking during a crash. These violent and sudden motions can translate into neck injuries often called whiplash.
Whiplash often goes untreated, as most people think it will go away over time. And maybe the localized symptoms do, but whiplash can also cause headaches and migraines that can be persistent and life-long if not treated properly.
Chiropractic treatment also restores motion to the neck and back that has been hindered through inflammation due to hidden injuries. Using chiropractic adjustments to mobilize your spine, this allows blood and nutrients to flow freely again, which will then allow the healing process to begin more quickly.
#3: Avoid Medically Invasive Procedures and Drugs
It is never a good idea to put off medical treatment following a car accident. If you ignore even the smallest of symptoms, they may only make matters worse. If you treat these symptoms immediately, recovery can be quick and efficient. If you continue to ignore and not treat the pain, they can turn into serious problems that may lead to invasive medical procedures later.
Chiropractic care is a safe and drug-free way to prevent and alleviate long-term chronic pain from developing.
#4: Provide Clear Documentation for Claims
Since Florida is a “no-fault” state, whether the car accident was your fault or not, your insurance will be responsible for your medical treatment. Your PIP insurance requires you to seek medical treatment within 14 days of the car accident or your insurer will deny your claim.
The chiropractors at Chiropractic Naturally will provide documentation of your visit history for your insurance company. We do work with injury attorneys and provide them with the documentation they need to help you receive financial compensation.
Remember: seeing a chiropractor can help get back you to your normal health before your accident.
#5: Receive an Attorney Referral
Chiropractors work closely with personal injury attorneys who can represent you and your accident claim. Our chiropractors at Chiropractic Naturally have solid and professional relationships with legal professionals in the Tampa Bay area.
We will provide you with attorney referrals who can help you build a strong accident claim and get you the compensation you deserve so you can focus on your medical treatment without worrying about the added stress or financial burden.
We also are connected to reputable car repair companies to make sure your car like your body is as good as new. With two convenient locations, our Tampa Bay chiropractors are proud to refer you to the best.
Contact Chiropractic Naturally
It is important to work with an experienced car accident chiropractor that understands the physiology of trauma on your body. At Chiropractic Naturally, we use a holistic approach to heal injuries and pain. We offer x-rays, chiropractic adjustments, electric stimulation, and therapeutic massage. We are also very experienced working with attorneys and insurance companies, which will help relieve some of the stress and burden you may be going through.
Call immediately or schedule online to see Doctors Archana Mehta, Susan Yi, or Giannella Gomez. It is key within the first 14 days of your accident to request an appointment that includes a comprehensive exam and consultation. We have two convenient Tampa Bay locations, 813-963-3055 for our Carrollwood office or 813-885-5786 for our Town & Country office.