Frequently Asked Questions

Questions Commonly Asked About Personal Injury and Our Chiropractors

First things first, what qualifies as a car accident?

When any sort of motor vehicle, truck, bus, or motorcycle collides with another vehicle, person, or stationary object, you have a car accident.

Speed and damage overall attribute to the severity of the crash, however, even the most minor collision still counts.

What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a type of manual and noninvasive treatment used to relieve pain.

Chiropractic practices date back to the 1800s and have had an incredible success rate treating the following:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • soft tissue injuries
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • And more!

Chiropractors are licensed, medical doctors and use their therapeutic techniques to focus on neuromuscular disorders.

A significant portion of chiropractic care revolves around spinal manipulation

What is an initial Chiropractic visit like?

Your first visit to a personal injury chiropractor will consist of 3 main components:

  1. Patient symptoms and history
  2. The chiropractic examination
  3. The diagnosis

1. Patient symptoms and history

You will educate your chiropractor about the symptoms and pains you are dealing with and a little medical background information.

This usually is filled out via a questionnaire.

2. Chiropractic examination

Your chiropractor will use their methods to examine the location of your symptoms from your personal injury.

A significant portion of focus will land on your spine, and common techniques used will be a spinal adjustment, traction, and ultrasound to help heal and align your ailments.

3. The diagnosis

Once adjusted and aligned, your chiropractor will suggest based on their expertise the injury you have suffered and how to relieve pain, along with preventative measures, going forward.

What Car Accident related injuries do Chiropractors treat?

With their noninvasive methods and various techniques, there are many car accident injuries chiropractors are capable of treating.

Some common injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Herniated discs
  • Subluxation
  • Back strains
  • Aching joints
  • And more!

Be sure to be as specific as possible with your personal injury chiropractor. 

The information your chiropractor has, the better suited they are to effectively alleviate your pain.

If I wait too long after an Accident, can I still be treated?

It cannot be stressed enough how important seeking medical attention immediately after an accident is.

However, even if significant time has passed your personal injury chiropractor can still be remarkably helpful.

Your chiropractor will categorize and treat injuries and conditions based on the following criteria:

  1. Acute: Symptoms noticed less than 6 weeks.
  2. Subacute: Symptoms observed 6-12 weeks.
  3. Chronic: Symptoms lasting longer than 12 weeks.
  4. Recurrent: Symptoms inconsistently flare up.

Therefore, chiropractors do not only treat immediate injuries.

The more immediate the better, but even chronic and long-lasting injuries can be treated and relieved by our chiropractic care.

Is there anyone I should NOT talk to after an Accident?

After being involved in an accident, it is very likely that the other driver's insurance company will try to get in contact with you.

For your own benefit, it would be best not to communicate or reveal information with them.

You are under zero liability to answer any of their questions.

Typically, with the immediacy of their insurance company contacting you, you are unqualified to properly answer their questions and they will attempt to offer certain settlement opportunities that are less than you deserve.

Politely decline any questions asked by the other driver's insurance company, and refer to your own insurance company and attorney.

Do I need an Attorney after a Car Accident?

Chances are your auto accident and resulting personal injuries were due to another negligent driver.

For assistance with the cost of medical aid and vehicle repair, it is a good idea to hire a personal injury attorney to create a lawsuit.

An attorney will help you file a claim and receive the maximum amount of compensation that you can.

What are some Chiropractic treatment methods?

There are various techniques Chiropractors use when treating personal injuries from accidents.

Each treatment is customized to fight your needs based on your specific symptoms.

Common treatment methods in chiropractic care include:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Spinal mobilization
  • Manual traction
  • Ultrasound
  • Heat/ice pack therapy
  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Hydrotherapy

Are there side-effects to Chiropractic Care?

Since chiropractic care is noninvasive treatment, overall the level risk is significantly low.

However, every person in the world is different and have various reactions to treatment methods.

The two most common side-effects of personal injury chiropractic care are:

  1. Soreness and aches
  2. Dizziness and nausea 

Consider how your body feels when you exercise after months of a sedentary lifestyle.

At first, your body feels sore and is met with the ultimate resistance. Your joints may ache and you may be irritable.

Just like with chiropractic care, these temporary physical side-effects are actual positives and prove that your body is needing to adjust to the healthier, beneficial lifestyle and alignment.

Just hang in there, and you will feel amazing in no time.

What re Chiropractic Care benefits after a Car Accident?

After a car accident and personal injury, it may be difficult to see the bright side of things for a while.

Allow us to share some of the fantastic benefits you'll receive with chiropractic care once you stop by for a visit after your accident.

  1. The treatments are specific to you and your injury
  2. Treatment is all natural, meaning zero medication
  3. The methods used are noninvasive, meaning there will be no surgery
  4. You'll save cost based on the lack of surgery requirements
  5. Overall pain relief and assistance
  6. Joint function and mobility
  7. Treatment that focuses on the cause of the pain, not just the symptom
  8. Education on your injury, and treatment/preventative measures you can take going forward

What are common causes of Car Accidents?

Sometimes car accidents can seem completely unavoidable. These situations usually revolve around poor weather conditions.

However, a significant amount of car accidents are the result of negligent driving.

The most common reasons for car accidents are the following:

  • Speeding
  • Texting and driving
  • Talking on the phone and driving
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Configuring a GPS
  • defective auto parts
  • Tuning the radio
  • Driver exhaustion
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs

Do I need medical care after an accident if I don't feel pain?

Absolutely.

Not all injuries are front and center.

While broken bones and pierced skin are obvious indicators of injury, do not overlook potential underlying conditions. 

Damage to soft tissue, muscles, and joints may have occurred without immediate signs.

Some broken bones may require X-rays to be revealed.

Whiplash is a very common injury post-accident, and those signs may take up to a week to appear.

For your own safety, and for legal documentation of injury, it is best to immediately seek medical attention after any sort of car accident or personal injury.

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