Should I See a Chiropractor after a Car Accident? | Kisling, Nestico & Redick
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Back injuries are common in car accidents. They’re also one of the most inconvenient injuries to manage. Many people see a chiropractor to help ease back pain but choose care you can trust regarding medical treatment. The same goes for choosing your attorney.
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January 20, 2023

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When to See a Chiropractor for Accident-Related Injuries

Chiropractic care often works in conjunction with conventional treatments. However, standard care should come first after any injury.

Even if you feel fine after a car accident, you should visit the ER or a primary care physician. After an evaluation, a doctor can refer you to a specialist such as a chiropractor.

Common injuries after a car accident that chiropractors can treat include:

In addition to realigning the spine, chiropractic care can relieve nerve pain or misalignment and help restore a body’s full range of motion. These alternative treatments can prevent chronic pain and ease symptoms.

Is Chiropractic Care Covered by Insurance?

Nowadays, most health plans cover chiropractic care. This includes Medicare and Medicaid. But like most health insurance plans, some restrictions and guidelines may exist.

However, in cases where you are not responsible for your injuries, you should not be responsible for the cost. For example, the at-fault party’s auto insurance company will pay the medical expenses in most car accident cases. This can include chiropractic treatment costs.

Unfortunately, some adjusters may doubt the need for chiropractic care. This makes recouping the cost of a chiropractor more challenging than it should be. The best thing to do is to seek immediate medical attention. This can validate your injuries and need for chiropractic treatment.

Chiropractic Care FAQs

Where Can I Find a Chiropractor in Ohio?

Many Ohio chiropractors specialize in post-car accident treatment. Here are a few chiropractors in major Ohio cities:

How Long Should I Wait to Go to a Chiropractor?

Once you’ve seen a doctor, visit a chiropractor as soon as possible. Many people suggest seeking chiropractic care within 72 hours of a car accident.

If you wait much longer, it becomes harder to prove that chiropractic care is directly related to the accident.

Should I Still See a Chiropractor for Minor Injuries?

Yes. Chiropractic care can relieve mild to severe pain, speed up healing, and supplement other treatments you may receive.

What Can a Chiropractor Not Do?

A chiropractor is not allowed to prescribe medicine or perform surgery. They should also not attempt to treat broken bones. Doing so is out of their scope of practice and may cause further harm.

Additionally, chiropractic care may not help certain conditions like osteoporosis. Consult a doctor if you have questions about appropriate treatment options.

KNR Can Help.

We know how damaging a back injury after a car accident can be. For over 15 years, our firm has protected the rights of injured Ohioans. No one should have to go through a personal injury alone, and with Kisling, Nestico, & Redick, you don’t have to.

Our firm has over 500 years of combined legal experience, 35 attorneys, and 12 offices ready to fight for you. Contact us online or call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW to schedule your free consultation.