If you have been involved in an accident, Florida law states that you must seek medical treatment within the first 14 days after the accident or you will LOSE your health benefit.
Auto accidents are stressful, no matter how big or small. But even the smallest fender bender can lead to neck pain, back pain, and other symptoms.
If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s important that you visit a chiropractor as soon as possible–even if you don’t feel any pain. The thing is, many common auto accident injuries don’t begin to reveal any symptoms until days, weeks, or even months after the initial injury. The reason for this is that during times of high stress, your body releases hormones (including cortisol and adrenaline) that can mask pain and other symptoms from injuries such as:
- Shoulder Pain
- Low Back Pain
The duration and severity of these conditions will vary from person to person. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help in virtually all instances.
Dr. Dolcecore takes the time needed with each of his patients to identify the root cause of your pain after an auto accident. He’ll ask questions about your past medical history, car accident details, any current symptoms, and your overall health status to help determine your best course of treatment. Therapeutic approaches may include:
- Spinal adjustments
- Corrective exercises
- Massage therapy
Because our bodies respond differently in times of stress related events, it is extremely common for an individual involved in a car crash not to feel the effects of the accident for days, weeks and sometimes even months later. This is why it is crucial for accident victims to get checked out as soon as possible even if he or she isn’t experiencing any immediate aches or pains. Also, remember Florida is a “NO-FAULT” State which means that everyone is responsible for his or her own medical treatment regardless of who’s at fault.