An auto accident can cause considerable damages to your vehicle, and it can also result in injuries that will require professional care to treat. Chiropractic treatments can be extremely effective for those that have suffered from a motor vehicle accident injury, but being uninformed about this type of care can cause you to fail to receive it.
Myth: Back And Neck Injuries From Auto Accidents Always Require Surgery To Correct
While it is true that particularly severe neck and back injuries will likely require surgery to correct, many others will be able to be corrected through a combination of chiropractic care and physical rehabilitation. Before you will know whether chiropractic care can be used to treat your injuries, you will need to be thoroughly evaluated. This evaluation may require the use of x-rays or other imaging tools to allow the doctor to determine the scope of the injuries that your neck and back suffered.
Myth: You Will Know Immediately After Your Accident Whether You Require Chiropractic Care
Individuals will often assume that neck and back injuries will always be extremely easy to notice. While it may seem as though you would immediately become aware of injuries to these areas of your body, it can actually take some time before the symptoms of the injury will become severe enough to be noticed. This can be particularly true with injuries that are caused by strained tendons, ligaments, muscles or inflammation. While you may feel relatively fine after the accident, being evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible may help to identify these issues so that treatments can be started as soon as possible.
Myth: Health Insurance Will Never Cover Chiropractic Care
While receiving chiropractic care can be extremely beneficial to helping your neck and back injuries heal, there are patients that will not even consider receiving this treatment due to the belief that they will have to pay for the full costs of this treatment out of their own pocket. Yet there are many insurance companies that will provide coverage for these services. By speaking with your insurance agent or representative, you can now what type of coverage your policy offers for chiropractic care. In some situations, you may need to be referred to a chiropractor by your general care provider in order for it to be covered. If this is required and your doctor recommends being treated by a chiropractor, you should arrange for your medical records from the accident to be sent to the chiropractor so that they can more easily review your condition.