Car Accident

Car Accident Doctor in Lincoln

Paramedic placing a cervical collar to an injured man from car accident

No one anticipates getting into a car accident, but almost everyone that has the misfortune to get into one will have some negative physical effect as a result. Whether it is just a minor fender bender or serious, multi-car crash, your body will absorb the force. Chiropractic treatment for car accidents in Lincoln is unique to each individual to get the maximum benefit possible. A Chiropractor is considered to be a “car accident doctor” or “specialist” as they tre

Common Car Accident Injuries Doctors Treat

Neck, shoulder and back injuries are some of the most common issues chiropractors see after a car accident. Whiplash occurs when your cervical spine is abruptly “whipped” backward and then forward, knocking it out of alignment. This injury often happens as the result of a rear-end collision, when the recipient doesn’t know it’s coming. Along with the whipping effect comes muscle stiffness and pain in the days and weeks after the accident. Sometimes, when a driver or passenger sees the impact coming, they will tense up their muscles in anticipation.  This can cause them to end up with strained back muscles, neck muscles or shoulder muscles.

Chiropractic Car Accident Treatments

While your chiropractic treatment for car accidents in will be customized to match your specific injuries, some of the more common treatment methods include:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Muscle stimulation and/or relaxation therapy
  • Specific exercises to address the area
  • Lifestyle advice to address ergonomic issues that cause pain

Every chiropractic treatment plan for car accidents will include a thorough consultation to determine the main issues and the best course of action to find a solution. Since everyone’s body is different, and every car accident is different, the treatment must be customized to the individual to achieve lasting results.

Addressing the Cause

Although the specific treatment protocols will vary, the overriding concept of addressing the cause first remains the same. Typically, when someone is experiencing pain as a result of a car accident, the idea is to mask the pain with pain medication. While this may provide immediate pain relief, the problem that is causing the pain is probably still there.

Our Lincoln chiropractor will investigate, and get to the underlying cause of the pain. Contact our team today at (402) 421-1626 with any questions that you have.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Car Accident FAQ

At Larson Chiropractic, there are a few common questions that we get asked by patients who have been involved in a motor vehicle collision. Some of the most common questions we hear include:

What Are Some Pain Symptoms After a Car Crash?

middle aged man holding his neck due to a recent car accident One of the most common issues that people will face following a car accident is the development of pain. Of course, pain can present in different ways depending on the injury. This is where a car accident doctor can be helpful. Some people complain of numbness and tingling after a car accident. This might be a sign of peripheral nerve damage. Other people might notice shooting pains that travel down the legs. This might be a sign of a herniated disc. Some people might feel stiff in certain parts of the body. This is often a sign of a muscle or ligament issue. 

What to do After a Car Accident?

If someone has been involved in a car accident, the first step is to make sure that everyone in the car is okay. Then, try to step out of the vehicle safely (on the side of the road) and move a safe distance away from the vehicle. After this, call 911 and report the accident. If people are injured, ask for the police department as well as emergency medical services. Even if people aren’t in acute pain, it is still important to see a car accident doctor following a motor vehicle accident. Some people might have injuries that need to be addressed and they might just not know it.

How Soon Should I Seek Treatment After a Car Accident?

It is critical for people to seek treatment immediately following a car accident. Particularly in the case of whiplash treatment, the sooner the injuries can be diagnosed and treated, the faster someone is going to make a recovery. if someone decides to wait a few days before seeking treatment, they might continue to use a body part that has been injured. IN this case, they might unintentionally make the injury worse. IN order to prevent this from happening, people need to seek treatment as quickly as possible from a trained car accident doctor.

Who Can Treat Car Accident Injuries?

chiropractor looking at patient upper and lower back x-rayThere are a variety of professionals who are capable of treating car accident injuries. Many people will go to the emergency department right after an accident in order to have acute injuries taken care of. Some people might even require emergency surgery. After leaving the ER, it is a good idea to visit a chiropractor as well. Even if someone has been to the ER, it is important to continue the recovery process with rehab and physical therapy. With the help of chiropractic manipulations and adjustments, people can set themselves up to make a successful recovery as quickly as possible following a car accident.

Do Chiropractor Accept Auto Insurance?

Yes and No, some chiropractors do not accept auto insurance. Auto insurance is used to pay to fix the costs of the vehicle and not the person; however, if the other person’s insurance is paying for the cost of the accident, some auto insurance coverage might be able to be used to cover the costs of chiropractic care.

In general, if someone is trying to use insurance to pay for a visit to the chiropractor, this is going to be done using health insurance. Anyone who has questions about the cost of their visit should simply call ahead and ask!

Who Pays for a Chiropractor after a Car Accident?

In general, insurance companies are going to pay for the cost of a visit to the chiropractor following an accident. This usually falls under health insurance. Anyone who has questions about how they are going to pay for their visit should simply call ahead and ask for help! We will work with anyone to make sure they get the medical care they require.

Contact our team today at (402) 421-1626 with any questions that you have.

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