Seeking Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident

Posted on: May 12, 2020

Car accidents are traumatic and can cause life-altering injuries and even fatalities. All car accidents can significantly impact your life, especially if back injuries are involved. You may need prolonged costly medical care, including chiropractic visits, to help your body fully recover.

What Back Injuries Occur in Car Accidents?

Back injuries range in several types, depending on the seriousness of the accident. Back injuries caused by car accidents include:

  • Thoracic spine injuries: These injuries are caused by high velocity car accidents and result in permanent damage.
  • Lumbar spine injuries: Often very painful, these injuries can result in limited movement, swelling, bruising, and tenderness.
  • Herniated discs: When a disc is displaced, the disc puts pressure on the spinal cord, resulting in sudden, intense pain in the lower region of the back.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injuries are serious and can lead to long-term disabilities. Victims of a spinal cord injuries may be at risk for paralysis, loss of feeling in certain areas, or loss of reflexes.

What Are the Benefits of a Chiropractor?

After a car accident, an x-ray is given to determine the severity of the back injury. Once the severity of the injury is determined, the physician will decide on the treatment that is needed. The most common treatment given to back injury patients are pain medications, inflammation injections, and chiropractic care.

A chiropractor specializes in correcting any lingering neck, back, spine, or muscular pain caused by a car accident. Visiting a chiropractor after an injury occurs can provide a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Faster healing
  • Reduced pain
  • Restored mobility
  • Prevention of chronic problems
  • Effective alternative to surgery

Before choosing a chiropractor, make sure you do your research on the physician you are deciding on. Considerations include how qualified and experienced the chiropractor is, where the office is located, and how many sessions are needed to achieve full recovery.

How Are Costs Covered?

If you are injured due to the negligence of someone else, you should not have to pay for chiropractic treatment. Compensation for your chiropractic care and medical costs should be covered under insurance. Additionally, if physical therapy tools and equipment are needed, these costs will also be covered under the liable driver’s insurance.

Before chiropractic treatment can be paid for by the opposing driver’s insurance, the injured driver will have to prove that chiropractic care is necessary for recovery. Documentation will be needed to secure treatment, which includes an initial report of symptoms, records of chiropractic treatment, and records of all related expenses.

Ocean Township Car Accident Lawyers at the Falcon Law Firm, LLC Help Victims of Car Accidents Receive Proper Medical Compensation

Full compensation should be given to the non-liable driver for injuries. If you need help receiving proper compensation, our skilled Ocean Township car accident lawyers at the Falcon Law Firm, LLC will work hard to ensure that your rights are protected. We understand how devastating a car accident can be and will make sure you are receiving all proper medical compensation. Contact us online or call us at 732-660-1200 for a free case consultation. Located in Oakhurst, Parlin, and Aberdeen, New Jersey, and Doylestown, Pennsylvania, we represent clients throughout Asbury Park, Belmar, Deal, Ocean Township, Point Pleasant, Long Branch, West Long Branch, Sayreville, Middlesex County, and Monmouth County, New Jersey, as well as Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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