If you experience a car accident, you may have aches and pains. Whiplash, neck and back pain are very common, even when the accident is a minor fender-bender. Although some injuries appear right after a car accident, others do not appear for days or weeks and then stay, affecting your life.
Car Insurance Covers Chiropractic Treatment in North Carolina
Fortunately, North Carolina law requires that auto liability insurance policies and Medpay cover chiropractic care. Even if the other driver had no insurance, state-required uninsured motorist coverage covers treatment from a chiropractor.
Even if you walked away from the accident with no signs of injury, it is a good idea to get an evaluation from a chiropractor with experience handling these injuries. You may not need treatment, but it is better to be sure than to hope that everything is okay.
Typical Car Accident Injuries That Can Improve with Chiropractic Treatment
Motor vehicle accident injuries that can benefit from chiropractic treatment include:
• Whiplash from over-stretching muscles, ligaments and tendons in the spine (including the neck area)
• Shoulder problems
• Muscle aches that do not resolve
It is important to begin treatment as soon as possible after an accident. Otherwise, your body will make scar tissue that can slow down your healing. Moreover, the scar tissue can cause arthritis and other problems. Obtaining chiropractic treatment before scar tissue develops can ensure that you heal correctly, decreasing the potential for problems later.
Another Way to Pay Your Chiropractor Bill
We understand that the budget counts. Your personal car insurance or Medpay may not be the only way to pay for visits to the chiropractor. If you become involved in a personal injury lawsuit with another driver, you may be able to include the cost of chiropractic care in the damages.
Chiropractic care after a serious crash may require years of treatment and involve therapies such as manipulation, physiotherapy, electric muscle stimulation, traction, and low-frequency lasers (cold lasers). The proceeds from a lawsuit can cover the cost of treatments such as these.
After a Car Accident, Obtain a Chiropractic Evaluation
You don’t know what the long-term health costs of a car or truck accident will be in the hours and days right after the crash. It is important to create a baseline to measure your improvement.