No matter how careful we are in life, accidents happen.
You may be driving down the road one day minding your own business and going the speed limit when someone blindsides you and all you feel is your heart skip a beat and a horrible slow motion impact. Or, you may walk out into your kitchen as you do every other day, hit a tile just the wrong way and down you go – landing on a hip, knee, or jarring your wrist as you brace yourself.
No one ever sets out to get injured, but injuries happen every single day to good people. What is important is what you do next. After you gather yourself again, get through filling out a police report if there has been an auto incident, or simply pick yourself up off the floor, its time to take the proper steps to ensure healing.
All accidents can cause trauma to the body. It’s your body’s job to do its very best to protect you. It floods your system with endorphins allowing you to keep going and feel ok even if you are actually injured. This is why you need to be careful, rest, and take a minute to really assess if you are hurt.
It’s never a bad idea to go to the hospital and get checked out to make sure nothing is broken or damaged internally. Once you have that clearance, ice, rest, heat, and anti-inflammatories are in order. After that, call your chiropractor. Even a low impact accident can knock your skeletal system out of alignment.
In Florida, you have 14 days to seek treatment and have it covered under your auto insurance policy’s PIP (personal injury protection) coverage. That means when you go to the doctor’s office just let them know that you have been in an accident, give them your auto insurance card, as well as the police report and they, will do the paperwork for you. You will not pay out of pocket unless your treatment exceeds the $10,000 limit.
In a slip and fall, it would go against your health insurance deductible or if you prefer you can also just pay cash. It’s still in your best interest to get adjusted and looked over to make sure your body heals properly.
That is the key. Your body is going to heal itself whether you go to a doctor or not over time. The thing is is it heals and you are not in alignment you are setting yourself up for future health problems down the road as you age. If you are off balance, twisted, or crooked at all in your ankles, knees, hips, spine, shoulders, or neck, other parts of your body will over compensate in order to keep you moving as well as you possibly can. That over compensation can lead to excessive wear and tear and degeneration. Degeneration leads to pain.
If you have been injured, no matter the source let the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. get you on the road to recovery the right way. Give us a call today at 239-332-2555 or visit www.drkasters.com to learn more.
Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.