Each year thousands of Martin County residents are involved in car accidents. Here are 3 reasons to choose chiropractic care after a car accident. Some car accidents cause minor damage while others cause major damage. The severity of the damage to vehicles and the severity of the injuries vary. Did you know that the vehicle […]
Have you been injured in a Florida auto accident in Martin County? Dr. Danielle Hurd, DC is a sought after chiropractic physician skilled in the examination and treatment of traumatic injuries suffered in car accidents. She uses a wide variety of drug-free pain-relief therapies and techniques including gentle chiropractic care. Gentle chiropractic care allows patients to get the maximum benefit from a minimal number of visits.
The chiropractor you choose makes a difference!
Even a seemingly minor fender bender can result in injuries that need treatment for the driver and/or passengers. Common injuries suffered in car accidents include:
- back pain
- neck pain (whiplash)
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal injury
- soft tissue damage
If you’re severely injured in your car accident, you’ll be transported to the hospital from the scene. However, many patients who decide to make their first stop the hospital ER are disappointed in how they are treated at the hospital. You should know that ER doctors are trained to diagnose and treat life threatening conditions. Once an ER doctor determines that you’re not suffering from a life threatening condition, you will be discharged. Patients have been upset that they were discharged when they later learn they’re suffering from the serious injuries, life altering injuries listed above.
Life altering isn’t the same as life threatening.
That’s why you should schedule an appointment with Advanced Wellness Solutions, even if you feel fine after your car accident.
Patients are also disappointed when they turn to their primary care physician (PCP), only to learn that their PCP won’t treat them for injuries suffered in a car accident.
ER doctors and primary care physicians do not specialize in treating musculoskeletal and soft-tissue damage that are often to blame for long lasting, chronic pain resulting from auto accident injuries. That is why it is important to be examined by a physician who specializes in treating the traumatic injuries that result from car accidents.
Prompt treatment of your injuries is critically important after an auto accident. Soft-tissue injuries such as whiplash can become much more difficult to treat as time passes. Some soft tissue injuries can cause life-long pain if not properly treated shortly after the original injury. Soft-tissue injuries such as whiplash, disc bulge, disc herniation, muscle strains and ligament sprains can cause symptoms of back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica and/or numbness and tingling of the extremities.
Depending upon the nature and extent of your injuries, Dr. Danielle will use a combination of chiropractic adjustments, massage and physical therapy to help you return to living the life you love.
Many patients in severe pain fear the traditional way many chiropractors use to deliver a spinal manipulation adjustment. If you’ve been in a car accident, rest assured that Dr. Danielle is a gentle, caring chiropractor. She uses the Activator Method for patients who have experienced severe trauma. The Activator Method is a chiropractic technique that uses a small, hand-held Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine. This gentle modality is beneficial for patients who have suffered a traumatic injury. It avoids the twisting and contortion frequently involved in traditional manual adjustment modalities.
Stop Waiting. Start Healing.
Dr. Danielle was in a life altering car accident during her senior year at USF. Her injuries caused trigeminal neuralgia, which is described as the most excruciating pain known to humanity. While her injuries and pain forced her to leave school for a semester, it helped her to choose her career. Thanks to the care she received from her chiropractor (a Palmer grad), she was able to complete her bachelor’s degree. She went on to graduate from the Florida campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Q: Should I see an attorney before I see Dr. Danielle Hurd, DC at Advanced Wellness Solutions?
A: You don’t have to hire an attorney to access your PIP benefits after an auto accident. However, you should see a physician after even a minor accident. Ideally, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Danielle within 72 hours of your accident.
Dr. Danielle will perform a comprehensive exam to determine the extent and severity of your injuries. She will then develop a treatment plan designed to return you to pain free living.
Q: Who pays for the treatment of my injuries?
A: Car owners in Florida are covered under PIP, or No-Fault insurance. This means that you and your passengers can receive treatments for your injuries even if you were at fault for the accident. In order to activate your PIP insurance benefits, you have to file a claim with the insurance company and you must schedule an appointment with a doctor or chiropractor within 14 days of the accident. Your PIP insurance benefits will cover 80% of the cost of the initial visit.
Q: The insurance company is blowing my phone up! What should I do?
A: Schedule an appointment with Advanced Wellness Solutions immediately. Unfortunately, your car accident may have caused injuries that are more serious than you realize. Some injuries takes weeks or even months to appear. Soft tissue injuries can become worse over time without proper care.
If you settle your claim with the insurance company before your injury has been evaluated, you may end up paying to treat the long term effects of your injury out of your own pocket. Dr. Danielle can recommend highly effective personal injury attorneys who will work on a contingency fee for auto accident injury victims so there is no out-of-pocket expense to you.
Q: If I don’t hire an attorney, who’s going go process all that paperwork?
A: Advanced Wellness Solutions will process all of the documentation and billing for you. We’ll take care of the paperwork so you can focus on your recovery.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Dr. Danielle Hurd, DC at Advanced Wellness Solutions by calling 855-509-5400