Auto Injury Rehabilitation
Chiropractor in Pensacola
At Stern Chiropractic Clinic in Pensacola, FL, we understand the critical nature of auto injuries and chiropractic treatment. Even a fender-bender can cause pain and hardship. Despite the development of driver safety technology, there will always be car accidents. Chiropractic treatment is frequently sought after car accidents to relieve pain associated with non-emergency injuries.
Our goal is to help ease your pain, regain your mobility, and help you recover. Most auto accident victims are unaware of hidden injuries because the pain is masked by medications. If you or a loved one has been in an auto accident recently, call us today to make an appointment!
Paying for Chiropractic Care after an Auto Accident:
Your chiropractic care is paid for by your auto insurance, rather than your health insurance. Don't settle with your insurance company until your injuries have been thoroughly documented and treated. In Florida, No-Fault Insurance (Personal Injury Protection) covers your health care services related to an accident ($10,000 minimum), wage loss, mileage reimbursement, and replacement services. Your rates cannot go up based on receiving chiropractic or medical care for your injuries. You also have the right to choose the doctor you want to treat your injuries!
Your Initial Examination:
When you visit the chiropractor after an auto accident, Dr. Stern will look for any misalignments that need adjustment. He will also provide you with a customized treatment plan for further visits. On average, during the first few weeks after a car accident, Dr. Stern requests that patients schedule 3 visits per week. However, this varies, depending on the severity of the injury.
Common Auto Accident Injuries:
Most whiplash injuries are covered by insurance. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents. It is is usually received from riding in a car that is struck form behind or collides with another vehicle. When the head is suddenly jerked back and forth beyond its normal limits, the muscles and ligaments supporting the spine can be over-stretched or torn.
Common Whiplash Symptoms:
·Neck pain and/or stiffness ·Blurred vision ·Difficulty swallowing ·Irritability
·Fatigue ·Dizziness ·Pain between the shoulder blades ·Pain in the arms or legs, feet and hands
·Headache ·Low back pain and/or stiffness ·Shoulder pain ·Nausea ·Ringing in the ears
·Vertigo ·Numbness and tingling ·Pain in the jaw or face
The extent of your injuries following an auto accident may not be immediately apparent. During accidents, your muscles and ligaments may sustain micro-tears and abrasions that cannot be seen on an x-ray. Improper healing of soft tissue injuries can cause arthritis and long-term pain.
Common Soft Tissue Injury Symptoms:
·Muscle Stiffness ·Neck Pain ·Numbness & Tingling ·Lower Back Pain ·Fatigue ·Spasms ·Headaches ·Mid-Back Pain ·Difficulty Sleeping ·Sore & Achy Muscles ·Difficulty Concentrating