How soon after an accident should I see a Chiropractor?
The answer is always, immediately.
When you are involved in a Car Accident, emotions and adrenaline are running high, which means it can be easy to ignore pain symptoms immediately after the crash occurs.
When you are involved in a Car Accident, it is always advised to seek the help of a Chiropractic Doctor right away.
Even low speed fender benders can cause damage to your body without damaging your car!
If you suffered serious injuries such as broken bones, or traumatic brain injury, you should go immediately to the emergency room.
Some injuries can take hours, days, or even weeks to appear, and regardless of how long injury symptoms take to come on, they need to be addressed immediately after the accident.
What is the best treatment for whiplash?
Many people who are involved in an auto accident will suffer from a whiplash injury. These injuries can range from mild to severe, however, when they are not properly diagnosed or treated, the results can be long-term with consequences such as disability and significant medical expenses.
Whiplash injuries will often have a slow onset, so many people will not even realize that they have suffered the injury until hours or even days after the accident. Because of this, many people will not seek treatment at all, hoping the pain will be short-lived and that they will just start to feel better with time.
This is the worst possible decision one could make. While in some rare circumstances the victim may feel better on their own, the majority will suffer from long-term complications.
Dizziness Pain and stiffness in the neck or shoulders Upper or lower back pain Jaw pain Severe headaches Difficulty sleeping Numbness or weakness in the arms or legs Ringing in the ears Concentration and memory problems Blurred vision Irritability
Is my treatment covered by insurance?
Chiropractic care is fully covered, 100%, by Minnesota No-Fault, a part of your auto insurance policy.
In Minnesota, we have "No-Fault" as part of the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) portion of your auto insurance policy. That means that YOUR insurance company will cover all of your medically necessary care, INCLUDING Chiropractic Care and Massage Therapy, at 100%, up to a certain limit (usually $20,000). That is true if the accident was your fault or not: that's what is meant by "No-Fault".