Personal Injury (most often an auto accident) is related to bodily harm that comes from being involved in any type of accident or mishap. The difference between personal injury and workers comp is that personal injury takes place outside of work. Chiropractors are professionals at uncovering underlying issues in personal injury accidents. Whether it be a single adjustment or a series of treatment, your chiropractor is one of the best options to get you healing on the right path and back to near perfect.
In most cases you find that you have been diagnosed at the hospital following your motor vehicle accident with a strain or sprain injury to your neck, middle and lower back. A strain sprain is commonly referred to as Whiplash. These types of injuries involve symptoms that can take minutes to months to develop. Dr. Gold, will perform a thorough examination and work with you to create a care plan to rehabilitate the damage that has been done to the muscles, ligaments, tendons and nervous system.
The reason you will want to consult a chiropractor following your Emergency Room visit is because the ER physicians are great at making sure you are alive and will continue to be so. They do not give you care or tools you need to treat non-life threating symptoms such as strain/ sprain of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spines. Dr. Gold will perform a thorough examination and create the tools necessary to relief your stiffness and pain, resolve your headache and restore the normal functions to your body, spine and nervous system. Failure to properly diagnosis and treat your injuries following your accident can in some people lead to, further disc damage, ligament calcification (osteoarthritis), stenosis or other permanent neurological damage.
This decision is a major personal one, and should not be taken lightly. While most all chiropractic offices will accept your personal injury benefits (PIP). Beware of those offices, where in many case the person "treating you" is not a doctor, and in fact there is not even a doctor in the building. Remember to ask questions about who is treating you and their background to be doing so. In our office you will be personally treated by a Florida State Licensed Chiropractor for most all your care. Our phone is answered 24 hour a day if we miss your call please leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP. We are open late by appointment and have regular office hours SUNDAY thur FRIDAY.