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I Was in a Car Accident Now What? | Car Accident Doctor

I was in a car accident what do I do?
This is a very complex situation that requires you to take a breath evaluate your situation. Most importantly if you have immediate symptoms of difficulty breathing, chest pain, sudden vision changes, feel like you have broken bones, or if you're bleeding out you should seek emergency medical attention.
If you're involved in an auto accident in Boca Raton sometimes you may not feel any symptoms, this may be because your body is still realizing you had a trauma. No matter how "light" or minuscule your feel your accident was... symptoms may appear days, weeks, and even months after!
It is our professional opinion you have your spine assessed by a Chiropractor that is trained to help motor vehicle accident victims. Assuming your condition does not require immediate emergency medical attention, a Chiropractor will be able to tell if your neck or back has shifted out of alignment causing micro tears in muscle tendons and/ or ligaments.
Due to a car accident, if your spine shifts (even very subtly) this may cause pressure and stress to your spinal cord, and nerves that may affect/effect your entire central nervous system.
Common symptoms that people associate with car accidents could range from "feeling fine" to anxiety, headaches, numbness and tingling in their arms and or legs, and more. It is very important to realize that you must not think you're okay solely off symptoms you're feeling alone.
A proper evaluation will include a thorough assessment of your bodies natural reflexes, sensations, muscular strength, range of motion in your neck and back, and the Chiropractor palpating (or feeling with his hand) your muscle tone over your spine and neighboring muscles for tension, imbalances, skin tone and heat.
In Florida, if you're involved in a car accident, (at the time of writing this article) you have 14 days to see a medical or Chiropractic Physician for your personal injury insurance to cover your initial expenses.
Current, our Boca Raton Chiropractors help many car accident victims from Deerfield Beach, Coconut Creek, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach.
We provide gentle and specific care tailored to each patient. In an event of a trauma, such as in motor vehicle accident it is imperative that your care is gentle and tailored to your individual situation. It is important to choose the right car accident doctor near you.
Commonly Asked Questions by Car Accident Victims:
- Do I need an attorney if I get into a car accident?
- Will my insurance cover car accident injuries?
- Who pays for medical expenses in a car accident?
- What does insurance cover in a car accident?
- Do I need PIP coverage if I have health insurance?
- What are the side effects after a car accident?
- How long do you have to make a claim after a car accident?
- How many days do you have to see a doctor after a car accident?
It is okay and quite normal to have questions regarding your recent car accident. We recommend you reach out and schedule an appointment with a car accident doctor that may be able to help answer any question you have, or even refer to a qualified professional to provide you with the answers you need to get the care you deserve.
If you or someone you know was involved in a car accident and would like to schedule a complimentary consulations with our Boca Raton doctors, please call 561-571-2468.

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