If you have ever been in a minor car accident you may have questioned yourself as to if you need medical treatment or not. The truth is many car accidents where you think “I am ok, it was just a fender bender” may allow you to walk away from the scene of the accident feeling fine, but you have to remember that your body is currently sending out fight or flight hormones to keep you going and protect you. The next couple of days following the accident you begin to feel the impact.
In Florida you have 14 days under PIP (Personal Injury Protection) coverage on your auto insurance to initiate medical treatment. If it is not started within that range your bills become your own and must come out of pocket. Auto accidents are covered under your insurance policy’s PIP.
Even if you have walked away from an accident, you may notice soreness or pain in your neck, back, ribs, chest, and even knee, ankle, arm, shoulder, or wrists.
Do not speak with any insurance personnel regarding your physical state before you are evaluated. Wrong wording or just casually off handedly saying “I feel ok” or “I am fine” can affect a future settlement decision.
Visiting your chiropractor for an exam and adjustment following an accident can save you pain in the future. No matter how low of a speed you may have been going, even a slow impact at 10mph can throw you out of alignment causing soft tissue damage.
In the days following the accident you may notice:
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Confused/Foggy feelings
- Throbbing sensations
- Knee Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Radicular pain
These conditions can be treated naturally with chiropractic and other manual treatments such as ice/heat, electrical stimulation, decompression, and massage.
Dr. Jason Kaster’s staff is happy to take care of all the paperwork pertaining to their treatment on your behalf. If you have been involved in an accident don’t wait.
The time to get treatment is now.
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.
Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Kaster Chiropractic is a chiropractic office in Fort Myers. Call today to create optimal health for you and your family.