After a collision, people are typically more concerned with how much damage their car sustained, rather than assessing and treating any possible auto accident injuries. While it is a scenario many people experience at least once in their lifetime in Seminole, it is still overwhelming and stressful when it happens: out of nowhere you feel a sudden impact and, after a moment of shock, realize you have been in a car accident. After making sure you and any other passengers are alright, you get out, evaluate the damage, call the police, and begin the process of exchanging information with the other driver.
Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injuries
After you file the report, and talk to your Seminole insurance company, it is important to remember that there is another crucial post-collision responsibility you need to handle: seeking medical treatment. Too often people think—especially if it was only a “fender bender”—that if they aren’t in a lot of pain then they must have not gotten hurt too badly. But many symptoms of auto accident injuries can take days, weeks, sometimes even months, to surface.
Some signs you have been injured include:
- Neck stiffness
- Pain in shoulders/arms
- Ringing in the ears
The most common auto accident injuries affect the back, neck, and spine. Because chiropractic therapy deals primarily with the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, which embody these vulnerable areas, it is one of the best forms of medical treatment to successfully treat any pain and ailments caused by a collision. It can help relieve pressure put on the muscles and nerves, restore torn tissues and ligaments, and improve mobility and alignment.
Importance of Seeing Chiropractor ASAP
If you have never seen a Seminole chiropractor before, you may be a little hesitant or reluctant to turn to this form of care. But we can assure you that if your spine is out of alignment, or you have nerves and tissues that were damaged due to auto accident injuries, the manipulations and massages involved in chiropractic are one of the fastest and most effective ways to restore and heal your body back to proper functioning.
For those who are stubborn about seeing a doctor, assuring themselves and loved ones that they are fine, it is important to note that insurance companies recently passed a law that makes it so they can only cover the costs of medical bills for auto accident injuries if the patient sought treatment within 14 days of the collision.
In serious cases, damage to the musculoskeletal system can eventually cause chronic pain. The earlier any ailments are treated, the better. The last thing you want to do is avoid seeing a chiropractor, assuming you are fine and not wanting to “go through the hassle of it,” only to start experiencing neck/back pain a month down the line. If you don’t seek chiropractic care as soon as possible, you could end up having to pay for medical treatments for past Seminole auto accident injuries out of your own pocket.
Seminole Chiropractic Care Clinic
At Coastal Chiropractic Rehab & Wellness Center in Seminole, we have a walk-in clinic for patients to receive urgent care, without having to go the Emergency Room. We can guarantee that you will be seen almost immediately, and even offer options to make an appointment online and download the patient forms, to save even more time and expedite your treatment process!
We accept all major insurances, but also offer affordable and flexible payment plans for those who are not covered. If you are unsure whether or not your insurance plan will cover the chiropractic care costs for auto accident injuries, give us a call today and we will be happy to contact your provider to check your benefits for you.
To learn more about our treatment and services in Seminole, or to schedule an appointment today, give us a call at 727-581-2774.