Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Injury FAQs
The pain and discomfort of MVA injuries can linger for months or years if not treated properly. Injuries to your musculoskeletal system can keep you up at night and make it difficult to perform tasks during the day. That’s why it’s important to seek chiropractic treatment. These MVA injury FAQs from Cape Coral Family Chiropractic explain more about motor vehicle accident injuries and how your Cape Coral, FL, chiropractor can help with treatment.
Why should I see a chiropractor after a motor vehicle accident?
If your accident caused neck, shoulder, back, or leg pain, it could be due to a musculoskeletal injury. Your doctor may prescribe medication to temporarily relieve the pain and discomfort of your injury. Your Cape Coral, FL, chiropractor can help you achieve long-term pain relief naturally, without resorting to surgery or prescription drugs for treatment. After evaluating your condition, we can determine if you are a good candidate for chiropractic auto accident treatment.
What kind of auto injuries can a chiropractor treat?
At Cape Coral Family Chiropractic, we can treat neck, shoulder and back pain, whiplash, spinal misalignments, herniated disc, dashboard knee, dislocated shoulder, ligament tears, and other musculoskeletal sprains and strains commonly associated with auto accidents.
What are some signs of whiplash?
Auto accidents are notorious for causing whiplash. A whiplash injury occurs when your head is thrust forward and back uncontrollably, stretching or tearing muscles or ligaments in your cervical spine. If you have whiplash, you may experience the following symptoms: pain, neck soreness and stiffness, headaches, loss of neck mobility, dizziness, and trouble concentrating and sleeping.
How does chiropractic care treat a musculoskeletal auto injury?
Chiropractic techniques like adjustment and spinal decompression along with other natural therapies are the basis of chiropractic treatments. Depending on your condition, your Cape Coral chiropractor may start with adjustments to correct alignment issues that are causing pain and disrupting your system. Realigning your spine can improve spinal function and provide neck and back pain relief. Massage can be used to relax tense muscles and circulate blood to injured tissues to promote quicker healing. Rehab exercises help to strengthen weakened muscles and restore flexibility and mobility.
Does auto insurance pay for chiropractic treatment?
If you have the right coverage, chiropractic care can be covered in part by your auto insurance or the insurer of the person at fault for the accident. According to Florida law, you must report your MVA injuries to your insurer within 14 days of your accident to receive compensation from your insurance.
See Your Cape Coral, FL, Chiropractor for MVA Injuries
To schedule a consultation for chiropractic treatment of a motor vehicle accident injury, contact Cape Coral Family Chiropractic in Cape Coral, FL, at 239-574-8000.