Auto Accident FAQs

Musculoskeletal injuries are some of the most common injuries sustained in an auto accident. These injuries include whiplash, muscle strains, ligament tears, dislocated bones, and more.  At Boca Health & Wellness in Boca Raton, FL, we offer pain relief treatments for auto accident injuries. Here are some questions we’re frequently asked about auto injuries and chiropractic auto accident injury treatment.

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How can I tell if I have whiplash?  

Whiplash is a neck injury commonly associated with rear end collisions. The sudden impact causes your head to whip forward and back uncontrollably, straining muscles and tissues in your neck. Neck pain and stiffness are common whiplash symptoms. You may also experience headaches, dizziness, numbness in your arm or hand, loss of range of motion, and loss of neck mobility.

What other musculoskeletal injuries can an auto accident cause?

Muscle strains, ligament tears, dislocated vertebrae and joints, herniated discs, and dashboard knee are common musculoskeletal injuries caused by auto collisions. These injuries can result in neck, shoulder, back, knee, and leg pain, muscle weakness, muscle numbness, and loss of mobility.

I feel no pain after my accident. Should I still see a chiropractor for an evaluation?

You may not experience pain right away due to the shock to your system. By seeing our Boca Raton chiropractor, you can get an accurate diagnosis of your condition. This avoids delay in your treatment.

I’ve already seen my physician. Why should I see a chiropractor?

When it comes to muscle, joint, and ligament pain, hospitals and doctors often prescribe medications to relieve pain and discomfort. Our chiropractor will uncover the cause of your pain and treat it naturally to help you recover from your injury.

What can I expect from chiropractic auto accident injury treatment?

Chiropractic care uses noninvasive techniques and therapies like adjustments, massage, and rehab exercises to treat musculoskeletal auto injuries. Adjustments help restore spinal alignment to take pressure off of injured muscles and nerves. This reduces pain and makes it easier for your body to heal. Massage therapy is used to reduce muscle tension and minimize spasms. It also helps circulate blood to injured areas for quicker healing. Rehab exercises strengthen weak muscles and help restore balance and mobility.

Who covers the cost of chiropractic auto injury treatment?  

If you have coverage for personal injuries, your auto insurance may help cover treatment costs. If the other driver was at fault for the accident, his insurance may cover your treatment. You can verify this information with your insurance carrier.

See Our Boca Raton Chiropractor for Auto Accident Injury Treatment

To schedule a consultation for diagnosis and treatment of an auto injury, contact Boca Health & Wellness Center in Boca Raton, FL, at (561) 447-2228. Call today.

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