Why You Should Consider Seeing A Chiropractor First After an Injury

If you’ve suffered a personal injury accident, it is best to seek medical attention immediately. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may require emergent care and waiting for an appointment with your family doctor can only delay your road to recovery.

Seeing a board certified chiropractic doctor FIRST can be a great option to help aid you in your return to health!

Convenient Appointment Times

Injuries can occur at anytime and delaying care can result in more pain and slower healing. A chiropractor understands this which is why they work with their patient’s schedule to arrange a more convenient time for appointments.

Often times, it can be a long wait to get into a family doctor for an emergent appointment. Delaying treatment is not only going to delay a person’s recovery time but can also cause issues with the insurance company. It is recommended that when injured, a person should seek treatment within the first three days after the accident. Seeing a doctor as soon as possible will help not only in recovery time but also as proof that an injury has occurred.

Not only does a chiropractic office have more convenient appointment times, they also are very knowledgeable and qualified at diagnosing and treating any underlying issues of personal injury. At an initial appointment, a board certified chiropractic doctor will properly document how your injury occurred and give an appropriate diagnosis which is required by an insurance carrier to show proof of injury. They may also perform any testing required to help determine the extent of your injury and to provide you with a treatment plan.

In-House Treatment

Most family doctors will be able to see you for your injury and can also give proper documentation of how your injury occurred but once they have given a plan for treatment, you likely are referred out to multiple locations for this treatment. At a chiropractic office, they offer in-house treatment such as x-rays, physical therapy, chiropractic adjustment, and electrical muscle stimulation. Keeping up with appointment times and locations can be overwhelming which is why utilizing treatment with a chiropractic office can help offer a more convenient solution.

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!