Visit a Chiropractor After a Rear-end Collision
You’ve heard the old saying, “It’s better safe than sorry”, and there are plenty of areas of life where this wisdom could apply. At the top of the list of things you should never take for granted is the health of your back and spine. Therefore, if you are involved in a rear-end collision, however minor, your top priority should be a visit to your chiropractor. Doing so can save you a lot of potential physical pain, as well as financial suffering.
You Never See it Coming
Rear-end collisions are especially dangerous due to the fact that you don’t see them coming, and thus, don’t have time to brace yourself for impact. When the collision occurs, your body responds by flooding your system with chemicals – adrenaline, for one – that mask pain and injury symptoms. These chemicals stay in your system for quite a while, long after you’ve gotten out of the car to inspect minor damage of a fender bender. Hours or even days later, you may find yourself in screaming pain.
A chiropractor is trained to look for symptoms that we don’t see or feel, and they’re familiar with the mechanics of a rear-end collision. That is, they know how it can affect your back and spine, and they know what to look for. Regardless of severity, some degree of soft tissue trauma (whiplash) almost always occurs from a read-end impact. Your chiropractor can identify these issues and take a proactive approach to treatment.
Support Your Auto Accident Injury Claim
Now, there are also a couple of critical reasons for making an appointment with a chiropractor as soon as possible. To begin, your insurance company will want to see the medical bills and paperwork. Let’s say you skip an initial visit to a chiropractor after a minor collision, and a week later, wind up in the ER with a bulging disc. Your insurance company doesn’t have any evidence that your injuries occurred as a result of that accident. They’re not in the business of supporting your claims, quite the opposite. They’re looking for anything to discredit your claim.
Meanwhile, the first thing an insurance company looks for is how long it took you to seek treatment. You can’t really blame them for being reluctant to accept excuses. Always visit a chiropractor immediately after a rear-end collision to protect your claim. Our chiropractors will treat your back for any potential injury while guarding your wallet against unnecessary expenditures.
Visit Our Chiropractic Clinics in Provo & Taylorsville, UT
Utah Accident Clinic knows how stressful it can be after experiencing a rear-end collision. For this reason, our staff will do everything possible to lift some of that burden for you. Our chiropractors will keep a detailed treatment record for both your attorney and insurance company. We will treat your injuries at a pace that’s comfortable for you. Helping you to regain mobility and strengthen your injured area. Taking care of your health is important and we will be there for you every step of the way!