It is highly recommended to seek medical treatment after having a personal injury accident, such as a car accident. There are times when you may feel like your pain doesn’t warrant a trip to the doctor but often times, personal injuries can allow for underlying medical issues and having a chiropractor examine your injuries can aid in your return to health.
After suffering a personal injury, there are certain steps that can be taken in order to make your road to recovery much easier.
Seek Medical Care Immediately
If you have any complaints or believe you may have suffered an injury because of your accident, you should seek medical treatment immediately. Your initial examination may include necessary x-rays in order to confirm that there are no underlying issues and to provide an exact diagnosis and treatment plan.
Seeking medical treatment immediately can be beneficial because the doctor can show proof of injury by documenting how the injury occurred and can outline a treatment plan.
Follow Your Treatment Plan
Your doctor will prescribe you a treatment plan that will depend on the severity of your injury. It is very important that you follow this treatment plan as prescribed by your doctor so that you will have a quicker recovery time.
Sometimes this may require you to take off work, complete physical therapy and have additional testing during the healing process. It is very important to continue to follow up with your doctor until you have been released and your care has been completed.
The main objective is to make sure that you are no longer in pain and can return to normal activities.
Having a doctor, like a chiropractor, support your need for medical care can help in the process of seeking payment for medical bills. Your medical team will work with an insurance adjuster or your attorney to confirm that your treatment plan is approved and will be billed to the insurance carrier.
The last thing that you need to worry about is payment of your medical bills and by allowing your medical team to help, you can focus on your road to recovery.
If you’ve suffered a personal injury accident, remember that you are entitled to immediate medical care. Ignoring even the slightest amount of pain can lead to bigger medical issues if left untreated. Make sure that you make the best decision for your health and contact a medical professional to help determine the extent of your injuries.
We at North County Pain Relief put our patient’s health first and are devoted to providing exceptional medical care. We always take the time to answer any medical questions you may have and help to make sure your appointment times are convenient for you. If you are in need of medical care due to a personal injury accident, please feel free to contact our office for an initial evaluation at (314) 731-4201. We look forward to helping you navigate through this process and to help you get the care you deserve!