After any accident or injury, Chiropractic Care will assist you with getting back to your normal life. Many people are confused or unsure of insurance coverage when involved in a car accident, especially if it is not clear who is at fault. Medical Payments to Others or what is often referred to as MedPay is available at a very minimal cost on your car insurance and highly recommended. Please be sure to ask your agent about this coverage.
Collision coverage helps to repair your car – MedPay is an optional coverage and is used to pay your medical or dental bills and for you and those involved in the accident(up to a specified amount). Using your MedPay insurance will not impact or raise your insurance rates – it is an added benefit to pay for your medical expenses regardless of who is at fault. MedPay does not replace your regular health insurance.
A Whiplash injury is associated with a car collision and can happen at speeds as low as 5 mph. It can also occur with any blow or pressure to the head that causes sudden push of the head forward or back, straining or tearing the tissues, ligaments and muscles of the neck. It is a common and frequently misjudged injury that is frequently left untreated all together. It is typical to feel worse on the second or third day after an accident.
If you think there may be a fracture or broken bone, GO TO THE HOSPITAL.
Do not USE HEAT OR LAY ON A HEATING PAD! - This may feel better at the time, but will at last bring about more inflammation, aggravation and distress – exacerbating your issues!
Use Ice – being mindful not to apply ice or ice packs directly to your skin As a general rule, apply ice wrapped in a towel or cloth for 10 minutes on the affected region. Remove the ice and repeat after 60 minutes. Do this throughout the day to decrease swelling and aggravation to the damaged region.
Rest – get the rest you need, that is when the body recuperates! Visit your chiropractor as soon as possible after your accident. Because you do not feel very much pain initially, does not mean there is no damage to the soft tissues. Left untreated you can most generally expect problems later in life.
At Foresight Chiropractic, the doctors are Board Certified Chiropractor specializing in Atlas Orthogonal, and upper cervical technique that is very precise and gentle – no popping or cracking of the neck or spine! No matter what the age or seemingly low impact occurrence – it is very important to get a spinal checkup before closing your insurance case. The sooner you are seen, the quicker the recovery. Call 480-525-7841 today for a free consultation at the valley’s premier Chiropractic Wellness Center.