I was in an accident… Now what?
In 2017 alone, 161,004 car accidents were reported in the state of Florida. Of those accidents, 103,508 injuries were reported. Not only are these events traumatic, but those involved are often left feeling unsure of what to do next.
Those injured in an accident must file a claim with their insurance provider and see a doctor within two weeks to benefit from Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. PIP (or No-Fault) coverage covers lost wages and up to $10,000 no-fault coverage as stated within your car insurance policy. If the injured party fails to meet these requirements in the 14-day period, they will not receive the PIP benefit.
Seeking medical treatment in a timely manner is critical to a healthy and speedy recovery. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries to those who have been in a car accident, which is why chiropractors should be a top consideration for treatment. Chiropractors treat approximately 33% of all accident victims, and are highly sought out because they are the only medical professionals trained to treat these type of soft tissue injuries.
Chiropractors can do the following after an accident:
Manipulate bones and ligaments
Treat neck and back pain
Treat whiplash and other soft tissue issues
One of the benefits of chiropractic care is the use of nonmedical treatment, which allows the body to heal itself. There are no side effects as there would be when using medication. The sooner you see a chiropractor, the better! Seeing a chiropractor immediately after an accident allows the doctor to help heal you with ease.
More benefits of seeing a chiropractor after an accident:
Takes a generalized approach
For more information about treating personal injuries please visit Pragle Chiropractic and Massage Therapy at www.praglechiro.com or call 850-508-5951.
Posted by Natalie Burdick