- The first order of business after a motor vehicle accident is to file a medical claim with your insurance company. We have provided links that will direct you to your insurance company’s claims center below. Simply click on your insurance company’s logo to arrive at the appropriate center.
- Make an appointment to see your chiropractor! Chiropractors are primary care physicians, so referral from another provider is not necessary. A whiplash injury occurs within the first 150 milliseconds of a rear or side impact collision. It happens so fast that It is common for accident victims to not realize that they have even been injured. An ache in the neck or lower back may not appear for hours, days, weeks, or even months after injury. Obviously, if you or your passenger(s) sustain serious injury, you would first visit a hospital emergency room. After you have been stabilized and cleared for follow-up care, make an appointment for chiropractic examination. We provide specialized care for patients injured in motor vehicle accidents.
- Pain pills and muscle relaxers relieve symptoms during the acute phase, but they do not restore spinal joint function and may actually impede healing with prolonged use. Physical therapy exercises are not appropriate, until after spinal joints can move freely and stretches can be prerformed without pain. Chiropractic adjustments restore spinal joint function and enhances soft tissue repair. It is the only effective treatment that releases joint fixations and prevents subsequent spinal degeneration.