Choosing the Right Care After an Auto Accident
Being involved in a car accident is a frightening and life-changing experience — one that can leave you with emotional and physical damages. If you require immediate medical attention, you’ll be seen on the scene of the accident or taken to the hospital. However, patients that have pain after the day of the crash struggle with finding the right care.
Here’s how to make sure you find the care you need.
When Should I Go to the Doctor?
After an accident, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) requires that the insured be seen within 14 days from the date of the accident for initial treatment. However, we recommend seeking medical attention within 72 hours of your accident to decrease the risks of developing more serious conditions or irreparable disability.
Going Beyond Your Primary Care Physician
Your PCP is the right person to manage your annual physicals, check your blood work, and monitor certain existing conditions — but they aren’t always the right fit for post-accident care.
You could see them for a check-up to evaluate you for a sprain or strain — but more serious injuries involving your spine or neck should be monitored by a specialist. Your PCP can refer you to a specialist, or you can seek the right care for you on your own.
Chiropractic, Orthopedic & Spine Care Following an Accident
Two of the most common specialists accident victims see are those that deal with orthopedic concerns, chiropractic care, and spinal issues. Here’s how to tell which iRISE Spine and Joint specialist you should see:
Chiropractic care is especially lucrative for patients recovering from whiplash and concussions, as the care focuses on musculoskeletal and nervous system injuries like these.
For patients who suffered a herniated disc or another injury to their spine, our specialists can perform a variety of minimally invasive procedures to target the injury.
In the event that a musculoskeletal injury requires surgery, our orthopedic team provides expert care correcting any injuries in the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, or muscles.
In addition to chiropractic care, you may require additional treatment. These minimally invasive procedures treat back pain to reduce a future, more serious flare-up.
Car Accident Aftercare in Florida and Tennessee
At iRISE Spine and Joint, we have the professionals, resources, and therapies necessary to evaluate and treat injuries that arise after a crash. We can help you manage your chronic pain.
Book an appointment today by calling us at (888) 655-7473 or visiting us online.