Which Should I See First? A Chiropractor or an Attorney?
Do I need to hire a lawyer before I see a doctor?
If you have been injured in a car accident,you need to see the doctor first.Seeing a doctor first not only seems logical but ensures that your injuries are well documented. If your injuries are significant enough as the result of the negligence of another person, you may wish to pursue litigation. Following a thorough evaluation, we will advise you if we think your injuries have the potential to have a residual effect. Regardless of whether you chose to be or not be represented by an attorney, you are entitled to receive medical care (which includes chiropractic) under the Florida PIP part of your auto insurance.
Car accident injuries can have long lasting effects on your health, even low impact collisions.
Seeing a chiropractic doctor after you have been injured in a car accident will help you get the treatment you need. Chiropractic care can safely eliminate pain, inflammation and tension. When you combine proper rehabilitation and spine strengthening, you have a better chance to heal properly and more quickly. A chiropractic doctor can diagnose soft tissue injuries immediately and treat them expeditiously. Soft tissue injuries are what the majority of people suffer in auto accidents. Many people will go to the ER following an auto accident. In many cases they are released with prescriptions and no rehabilitative treatment. Prescriptions are a short term solution for a potential long term nagging injury. It's important to realize that doctors in the ER don't specialize in auto injury rehabilitation; their main function is to rule out life threatening situations. If you have a soft tissue injury caused from a car accident, you want to see a chiropractor. Treatment of soft tissue injuries is what chiropractors feel we do better than anyone with the best results. If you have a broken bone, you would want to see an orthopedic surgeon and we would refer you there without hesitation. If you have an infection, you want to go to your primary care doctor for an antibiotic. Low speed or low property damage accidents can cause serious injuries; in spite of what some people may say. You could have minor damage to your car and still be in a lot of pain. Your car does not have to be a total loss. The momentum absorbed by an occupant of a car involved in a collision can be very high causing microsecond injuries. Many times a collision can result in a misalignment of the vertebrae in you spine. A misalignment of your spine or neck and cause nerves to be compressed. This may cause you to have numbness or a tingling sensation. Relieving the compressed nerves in your spine alleviate the pain and discomfort and help restore motion and function.