In the long-term, you should shift your thoughts to finding out everything you can about your injuries. If you have neck and back injuries, you should plan to see the chiropractor.
Let’s find out why car accident injuries require chiropractic care, and how soon you should go get it.
Go to the Emergency Room First
When you get medical imaging in the emergency room, you can learn exactly how your back and spine have been hurt, so you can start working on your recovery.
It is important that you go to the emergency room even if you don’t even feel any pain. Car accidents cause adrenaline to run through your body, and that can make you immune to the pain of the injuries you suffered for the next several hours or even days.
Getting tests at the emergency room makes it so that you can start getting treatment instead of waiting for the pain to set in. As the adrenaline wears off, you will most likely deal with pain and swelling that can even become debilitating.
Talk to Some Lawyers as Soon as You Can
During your initial free appointment, you will give the lawyer a recounting of the accident. If the lawyer thinks that they can win the case, they will represent you for free upfront, with the understanding that they will retain a percentage once you get paid.
Learn All You Can About Your Actual Injuries and Symptoms
Once you have spoken to both a physician and a lawyer, make sure you keep all your medical records. Give your lawyer copies, and make sure to bring some copies to your first chiropractor visit.
Visit the Chiropractor and Physical Therapist to Set Up a Treatment Plan
Verify upfront that your treatment is covered, so you can move into a full treatment plan without worrying about how you’ll pay. This treatment plan is set up during your first appointment.
The chiropractor will see the current condition of your body and will lay out a plan of adjustments and treatments to help with your pain and discomfort.
Determine Whether You Will Need Surgery or a Longer Recovery
If you need spinal, neck or back surgery, be sure to get a few different options on your options, and that you commit to a chiropractic plan that will also help with this recovery.
Keep Records to Get Reimbursed For Your Chiropractic Care
When your records are accurate, you can prove the financial part of the case so that your payment is fair.