Every year, there are over 2.5 million injuries from automobile accidents in the United States. Crashes can result in many health problems across the board, causing a host of medical problems. Whiplash injuries alone can be extensive and lead to long term issues and even chronic pain.
But what can chiropractic care do to assist you with the whole process? It goes far beyond just the healing process, and can actually be an important source of documentation should you be entitled to a settlement. It all starts, though, with a visit to a qualified medical professional as soon as possible.
Some of the more common results of car accidents are issues involving neck pain, loss of full range of motion in the body overall, and often come with a great deal of pain.
This makes sense considering that even a low speed wreck can leave a patient in a situation where they need physical therapy in order to recuperate. Furthermore, many patients are concerned about finding ways to relieve pain in the most drug-free way possible.
After a car accident, you need to get checked out as soon as possible. Sometimes, problems can often go under the radar and missed entirely.
When it comes to the services we offer, it goes much deeper than the chiropractic adjustments that many patients think. The care you will receive is based on the type of injury you sustain, but regardless, getting the incident in your medical records is essential for most insurance companies and attorneys dealing with them.
The time frame from the accident can become an issue if you wait too long, not to mention your quality of life in terms of dealing with health problems from the wreck. If you do wait too long, you can place your situation at risk and miss out on compensation that you may be entitled to.
Your doctor should do a full evaluation and be able to provide documentation to whomever needs it in a reasonable amount of time. This is why we offer a 72-hour turnaround on all paperwork needed for these situations.
When you come in for a consultation after an accident, you will be seen by one of our experienced doctors. They will take you through a full exam to make sure that all of your problems are documented in your chart.
If, at this point, the doctor determines that your case needs a co-management medical referral — meaning that you need a more sophisticated path to treatment, we can then request all of the testing needed to appropriately diagnose and treat whatever is going on.
From there, we have a host of medical professionals ready to start you on the road to recovery. But, just to reiterate, it’s essential that you get into the office and are seen as soon as possible.
Our philosophy is that your care matters above all else, and that you deserve all of the tools that medicine has to offer in your recovery.
If you have recently been in a car accident and live in the Atlanta area, please feel free to call or click here and schedule a consultation with us today.