Rehab after car accident
Rehabilitation from an auto accident needs to start as soon as possible. A car accident can cause a number of injuries requiring different rehabilitation procedures. Rehabilitation might include chiropractic care, medical doctors care, or physical therapy. Chiropractic care is the most sought after rehabilitation form after a car wreck.
One of the main reasons chiropractic care works so well for auto accidents is because most of the injuries suffered are what is called soft tissue injuries. A large percentage of injured auto accident patients seek rehabilitation from a chiropractor.
Some common soft tissue injuries
- Neck pain
- Back Pain
- Muscle soreness or tightness
Why it’s important to get car accident Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation after an car accident is very important for a record of your injury, without it, the insurance company may not believe your injury came from your car accident. When you never go see any doctor but you are claiming you are injured, you cannot blame the insurance company for feeling this way. Some injuries may require a specialist, such as broken bones or a head injury.
Although it is difficult to find a specialist to treat auto injuries, especially soft tissue, they will treat broken bones and head injuries because of the severity of the injury. When you go to the emergency room for soft tissue injuries, they may do x-rays, but generally send you home and tell you to do a follow up appointment with your primary care doctor. Rehabilitation or an auto injury if you have soft tissue injuries may include visits to see a physical therapist or chiropractor.
Common Conditions that would require Rehabilitation
Headaches or Migraines
Tingling sensation or pain
The goal of Personal Injury Rehabilitation
One of the main reasons to seek a doctor after an car accident is to get out of pain. Pain tells you something is wrong with your body and it needs to be fixed. The main goal of rehabilitation after an auto accident is to get you out of pain and restore mobility and function. You may also need documentation for your injuries. This ensures your personal injury attorney, if you have one, has everything he needs to pursue a claim against the insurance companies.
What type of doctors perform rehabilitation
Your primary care doctor may or may not provide rehab after an car accident. Many PC’s don’t want to do what is know as third party billing. Other options include chiropractic care, physical therapist, medical doctors, orthopedics, neurologist. Injured parties in many cases go to the emergency room only to find out they did not receive what they felt was adequate medical care. You may need to go to the ER, but the are not going to provide you with rehab.
Rehab can come in many forms.
- Fabrication of Protective pads
- Functional Activities
- Manual Therapy
- Mobility exercises
If you or someone you know needs rehabilitation after they have been injured in an auto accident, contact us or do a search at the bottom of this page for a doctor in your area who does auto accident rehabilitation. Make sure to get your injury documented by a doctor that treats auto injuries.