Because our chiropractic clinic treats many automotive accident patients in Minneapolis there are a few major mistakes that we want to make you aware of in the unfortunate event that you are involved in a car accident.
These are the major mistakes to avoid connected with a car accident
Mistake #1: Not seeing a physician, chiropractor or anyone after an accident.
Even a minor accident can affect your back and muscles adversely. Very often after a minor accident the symptoms don’t appear for days or even weeks. For this reason some people skip seeing any physician.
This can result in physical situations being overlooked until they really flare up, at which point (a) it may take longer to treat them and (b) they are no longer covered by the accident insurance.
A good rule is ALWAYS CONSULT A PHYSICIAN (CHIROPRACTOR OR DOCTOR) AFTER AN ACCIDENT.
Mistake #2: Getting checked out by someone who is not experienced with accident related problems.
A car accident is a very specialized type of injury, there are major and subtle symptoms that a car accident specialist learns to look for and treat to avoid future problems for the patient. Just like you would consult an eye doctor for eye problems you should consult an accident specialist after a car accident.
At Advanced Medical of Twin Cities we have someone on staff always available for any accident patients.
Mistake #3: Settling your case before consulting a physician.
Your accident insurance entitles you to any physical treatment you need to get back to full health. This includes immediate life threatening medical treatment as well as any chiropractic, and rehabilitation treatment you need.
Sometimes you may get pressured into settling your case too fast, for this reason at times we recommend coming to see a physician before even seeing a layer.
I hope this information helps you avoiding any of those possible problems and most of all we hope you don’t get into any accident but in any case we are here to help you.