Top 3 Reasons Why You Should See a Doctor of Chiropractic Immediately After an Auto Accident:
1. Recovery Process May Get Delayed - Seeking a chiropractic exam is imperative following an accident. A chiropractor is trained to identify any misalignments or shifting of the spine following trauma. Failing to seek immediate medical care after an auto accident can be costly, delay the recovery process, or worse cause future irreparable damage to the spine.
2. Hidden Injuries - Some of these injuries can be hidden or delayed and not even develop for weeks to months after the accident.
3. Timing is Crucial - Florida’s 14-Day Rule states you must obtain medical care within 14 days if you suffer injuries in a traffic accident in Florida, or else run the risk of your insurance company denying your claim. Florida Statute 627.736, the no-fault insurance law, is the law that requires medical attention within 14 days. A claimant must fulfill one condition to qualify for these personal injury protection benefits in Florida – going to the doctor within two weeks of the accident. Failing to receive medical attention and services within 14 days after the auto accident gives your insurance company the right to deny medical benefits. The law permits insurance companies to withhold compensation for medical care if the policyholder does not receive medical care within the time limit.
Auto Accident Symptoms/Injuries:
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Back Pain
- Herniated Discs
- Arm Injuries
- Leg Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Numbness in hands/feet
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injuries:
Hidden Injuries- Some injuries such as whiplash do not present immediately following an auto accident. It sometimes takes days or weeks to feel the symptoms of whiplash (headache, soreness, dizziness, pain in the upper back and neck). We can properly diagnose your injuries and initiate your Chiropractic care plan before the pain worsens and becomes unbearable ONLY if you seek care immediately after your auto accident.
Surgery-Free and Drug-Free Approach to Pain Relief- Pain medication and other narcotics commonly prescribed following auto accidents can be extremely addictive. Chiropractic care offers relief from pain without the need for any addictive drugs or medications and promotes natural healing, not just masking the pain.
Reduces Inflammation- Chiropractic adjustments area safe, gentle, and effective way to relieve pressure on the nervous system which reduces inflammation and alleviates pain.
Restores Range of Motion- Chiropractic adjustments can help mobilize your spine, stop scar tissue from forming, and restore range of motion. At North Broward Chiropractic our doctors have decades of experience and training to provide you with the highest level of rehabilitative care to help you avoid long-term pain and promote natural healing.
Dr. Shai and his staff are amazing. I recently got in a car accident and they have been so helpful with everything. I highly recommend this office. Everyone is very friendly, and Dr. Shai gives high fives every visit, which is an added bonus!
Dr. Karpf and his staff at North Broward Chiropractic and Wellness are the absolute best in the business. When I first visited Dr. Karpf’s office I was in tremendous pain due to an auto accident. I thought this pain might be my new normal. After a few weeks of treatment, my condition improved. The adjustments, traction, and massage therapy were a lifesaver! I am now doing everything I need and want to do. Thank you, Dr. Karpf!