Millions of auto accidents happen every year and that’s just counting accidents that happen in the US alone. Auto accidents can be one of the most terrifying and overwhelming experiences that a person ever has to go through. Incidents like this can be overwhelming and leave many people feeling hurt and confused. Some of these accidents result in serious injuries but others can result in seemingly minor injuries that can seem like no big deal. Many people who experience an auto accident often suffer from minor neck and back pain that develops sometime after the incident. Neck and back pain is a common side-effect often associated with minor rear-end collisions. If left untreated these seemingly minor issues can lead to much more serious issues down the road.
When in an accident your neuro-musculoskeletal system will feel the effect of the collision whether it be the neck, back, and upper or lower extremities. The force of the accident causes misalignments that result in stiffness, spasm, and pain. Chiropractors help to treat neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries and help with soft tissue pain and injuries. Most chiropractic offices will often accept 3rd party billing for these types of injuries, meaning you won’t have to pay anything out of pocket. This is often the case just as long as you’ve made a claim within an appropriate amount of time and you have a valid claim number to go along with your case.
You only have 14 days after an auto accident takes place to see a doctor so you can receive coverage for personal injury protection. This is standard protocol for most all car insurance plans.
One of the most common problems people experience after an auto accident is neck and back pain. This type of injury causes inflammation that results in even more problems. The inflammation slows down your body’s natural healing ability by preventing a regular flow of blood and nutrients to flow to the injured area. Chiropractic adjustments help your body to release an important anti-inflammatory substance. This will help to allow blood and nutrients to flow to the affected area so you can heal and recover much faster.
Our highly regarded chiropractors and massage therapists work closely with medical doctors and other specialists to help you recover from pain and injuries associated with auto accidents, including at-fault auto accidents. Call our office for a free consultation. We offer on sight X-rays, and MRI or CT scan referrals as needed.