Personal Injury Chiropractors: 5 Questions Answered

Jun 22, 2022

Car accidents are the #1 cause of personal injuries with over 2 million of them in the US being traffic related. Car accidents cause minor and major injuries, prevent people from being able to work or attend school and can have major financial implications. As a chiropractor I have treated many people who have been in car accidents who waited to get legal & healthcare advice. It hurts me to see accident victims still being affected for years after the incident. That’s why The Disc Chiropractic works with quality Personal Injury Attorneys to help those we serve get the best results possible. Here are some of the answers to some of the most common questions that accident victims have when searching for healthcare.

Point 1: What are the most common injuries chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors treat joint & ligament injuries that commonly lead pain, that may or may not be traveling down an arm or leg, numbness & tingling and even muscle weakness. We treat every joint in the body including hips, shoulders, elbows & wrists. The most common injuries that chiropractor treat are low back & neck pain which is commonly caused by a whiplash injury experienced during a car accident.

Point 2: Who pays for a chiropractor after an accident?

There are multiple factors that play a role when determining who pays for chiropractic care after an accident. Typically the at-fault party or their insurance pays for chiropractic care after an accident. If you were injured in an accident and it was not your fault, most likely the other party’s insurance company will pay for chiropractic. The chiropractor must prove that you suffered an injury as a result of the accident as opposed to a pre-existing injury.

Point 3: How do you find a PI chiropractor near you?

Looking for a Personal Injury chiropractor is very similar to looking for a regular chiropractor. One of the best ways is to look at online reviews or get a recommendation from friends or family. The most important thing is to seek chiropractic care as soon as possible after an accident. Many people don’t feel pain for days or weeks after the accident. Seeking chiropractic care within 24 hours of an accident can help you determine if you suffered an injury and will help you be proactive in your healthcare.

Point 4: Do chiropractors work with other doctors?

Yes. Just like other specialists in the medical community, chiropractors will refer you and work closely with other health care providers who handle treatments for injuries that chiropractors do not treat.

Point 5: How long should you see a chiropractor for after an accident?

This is a great question and the truth is that every case is different. The severity of your injuries and how quickly your body heals will determine how long you should see a chiropractor for. It’s not a good idea to stop treatment before your injury is fully healed because you could end up paying out of pocket for additional medical care if you stop treatment too soon. So there it is, the most common injuries chiropractors treat are joint & ligament injuries like whiplash, Typically the insurance company of the at-fault party pays for chiropractic care, the best way to find a PI chiropractor is to check out their review or ask for a referral from a friend, chiropractors do work with other doctors who treat other conditions and you should be treated by a chiropractor until your completely recover from the injuries caused by the accident.