Being in a car accident is a very difficult situation on a number of levels. Your pain is sometimes secondary to the aftermath of having your car at the mechanic as well as the stress of dealing with your insurance and potentially missing work.
While you are in a hurry to get your car fixed and back to normal activities, make sure to see your chiropractor before you make any major decisions. There could be underlying injuries that a minor stiff neck is not allowing you to uncover. A car accident is a major event and the trauma that comes from them could be significant.
Chiropractors are specialists in soft and hard tissue problems including the results that could come from the trauma from a car accident. Make sure you see your chiropractor to get a full examination.
DID YOU KNOW:
Due to the new 2012 Florida PIP Statute
- You must seek treatment with in 14 days of the accident and be diagnosed with an Emergency Medical Condition (EMC) to maximize your PIP benefits.
- Only an M.D., D.O., P.A., or ARNP is authorized to make the diagnosis of an EMC
- You may seek treatment by a chiropractor initially if you would like but your PIP benefits will differ if you do not have an EMC diagnosis.