Recovery from Motor Vehicle Accident Injury

If you have been in a car accident you may have experienced the most common injury to the upper spine and neck. Common symptoms include joint pain, muscle pain, headaches, arm pain and leg pain. These symptoms occur when the vertebral joints and associated muscles and nerves are subjected to uncommon forces and movements associated with a car crash. It is important that you have an examination by your family chiropractor as soon as possible to support the recovery process.

Consult your family chiropractor for further information as soon as possible after a car crash. All injury reports will be provided by your chiropractic doctor.

Process of Treatment

  • Some people develop pain, stiffness and other symptoms 7-10 after an accident. This is not unusual, however, do not delay in seeking treatment from your chiropractic doctor.
  • Severe symptoms such as headache or arm/leg pain are also common. Advise your chiropractic doctor as soon as possible
  • It is important to be aware that the effects of substantive crashes may recur over 6-18 months. Symptoms and effects will lessen gradually.
  • For most people, the pain and other symptoms associated with spinal injury usually decreases with gradual return to normal activity.
  • Most injuries are not serious and people often recover to their pre-accident condition. The amount of disruption to normal activities varies with the circumstances of the crash.

Consult your chiropractor for examination, diagnosis and to discuss your recovery options. Your chiropractor may recommend steps to treat any pain you experience including:

  • Necessary spine and related care
  • Modification to current activities
  • Home stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Ergonomic advice

Once you and your chiropractor have agreed on a treatment plan, it is important that you follow your chiropractor’s advice to support the recovery process.

Once your claim is confirmed, you get immediate approval for necessary chiropractic treatment. In addition, Insurance company will pay your chiropractor directly — which means you won’t be charged any additional office visit fees. This option is available if your claim occurred on or after June 1, 2009. It’s your choice to use the new option or the current fee for service payment plan.

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