If you have been in a car accident in Clearwater it is imperative you seek medical assistance ASAP—even if you do not feel you have been injured. Auto accident injuries can take days, sometimes weeks, to show symptoms. If gone untreated, some of the injuries you sustain, however minor, can eventually cause both acute and chronic pain—some can even last a lifetime. That is why at Coastal Chiropractic we are adamant about our patients coming into our clinic immediately after they have been in a collision.
Importance of Treating Car Accident Injuries
Most people assume, especially with fender-benders, that because the vehicles weren’t going very fast, and there is minimal damage to the cars, their bodies are probably fine. But what many fail to realize is that even the smallest collisions can cause serious damage, most commonly back and neck pain.
When any part of the musculoskeletal system gets knocked out of alignment, your overall health becomes vulnerable, since this is the system that deals with everyday functioning. Your spine, back and neck are the control unit of all your day to day functions, so if any joint, muscle or nerve is injured, it can have a domino effect.
Our Clearwater chiropractic care is centered on effectively treating the spine and musculoskeletal system—which is where most car accident injuries occur. Through massage therapy, gentle spinal adjustments, and corrective treatments we can restore you back to optimal health—without invasive surgeries or heavy medications!
Most people have heard of whiplash and know that it is one of the most popular auto accident injuries. This condition occurs from sudden, unexpected impact—typically from your neck being jerked back and forth when your vehicle is hit from behind and your seatbelt is holding you in place.
But the term “whiplash” isn’t just to refer to the whipping affect your neck makes. The actual pain is caused because the ligaments and sometimes muscles in your neck are torn. Without an experienced Clearwater chiropractor treating you, the chances of the tissues in your neck properly healing are slim.
Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injuries in Clearwater
If you have been in a car accident, visit us at Coastal Chiropractic Rehab & Wellness of Seminole and Clearwater as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the worse your condition can become. Additionally, if you wait too long to seek treatment, there’s a chance your insurance company will not cover the expense of your treatment.
In Florida, insurance companies only cover medical costs of treating car accident injuries within 14 days of the collision. This is another reason why visiting a chiropractor immediately after a collision is so important—your symptoms may not show up for weeks to come, so it’s better to be safe than sorry!
When you visit us at Coastal Chiropractic for auto accident injuries, we will start with examinations and screenings to assess any damage to your musculoskeletal system, and proceed from there. We will customize a treatment plan around your specific needs and conditions. We accept all major insurances, and even offer payment plans for families and those on a budget.
You can request an appointment online through our website, or give our Seminole office a call today to learn more about auto accident injuries and their treatments! 727.581.2774