Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injury
Involved in an Auto Accident & Unsure What to Do?
A car accident is a scary ordeal and may leave you with more than just a damaged vehicle. Some injuries and pain symptoms from a collision may take days or even weeks to show up. When these symptoms do show up, it is important that you receive the proper evaluation and treatment. If left unchecked, these injuries could lead to long term, or even permanent damage. Our doctors and staff are ready and able to evaluate your injuries and help you understand all options for care and recovery.
8 Common Concerns We Hear From Patients
Why Keith Clinic instead of just any other chiropractor?
The Keith Clinic Difference – Keith Clinic has been treating traumatic injuries in the Charlotte area for over 60 years. With our team of over 12 doctors and a therapy staff of more than 50, we coordinate and handle your care and recovery in the most efficient and effective manner. When it comes to treating auto accident injuries, there are few chiropractic clinics that can compete with our professional experience, our customer care, or our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
Does car insurance pay for Chiropractic care?
Absolutely YES, Chiropractic care is covered. North Carolina Law requires that auto insurance liability and Medpay cover chiropractic care under General Statute 58-50-30. It is unlawful to discriminate against a health care provider based upon their field or specialty.
Do I need to go to the hospital first?
Unless they have life threatening injuries, or injuries that require emergency medical attention, most patients skip the ER visit. Our offices are equipped with state of the art X-ray and diagnostic tools to properly evaluate, diagnose, and treat your condition. Keith Clinic has been treating traumatic injuries for over 60 years.
Does Chiropractic care hurt?
The science and art of Chiropractic Care has been around for over 100 years. Numerous studies have demonstrated not only the incredible safety of chiropractic care but that chiropractic has one of the highest levels of patient satisfaction. Most patients report that their treatment is pleasant and enjoyable.
Do I need to see an attorney first?
No, it is not necessary to see an attorney first. However, our office does not dispense legal advice and, if asked, will refer you to appropriate legal counsel. Many of our patients request a referral to legal counsel that has demonstrated positive experience in the past. Our office receives consistent positive comments for our timely, thorough, and detailed reports. Our record keeping is valued by the legal profession and insurance industry.
The other car/driver has no insurance. How will I pay for my care?
Fortunately, there is no reason for concern. North Carolina Law requires that your insurance carries what is called “UM Coverage,” which stands for Uninsured Motorist. Insurance carriers generally do not penalize or increase your rates for utilizing UM coverage unless you were also at fault.
The insurance adjuster told me my damage was minor.
Do not be intimidated by insurance adjusters. Our experience has shown us that perceived visual damage to a vehicle does not always indicate or correlate to the severity of injury. We recommend anyone involved in a traumatic always be evaluated as soon as possible. If there is no injury detected, or doctors will release you immediately. If you were injured, you will receive excellent care.
What does whiplash feel like and do I have it?
Pain and inflammation as a result of over-stretching of muscle, tendons and ligaments in and around your spine can result in minor to severe symptoms. Intense sharp to dull pain, achiness, numbness, dizziness, headache are all common symptoms that result from auto accident related injuries.
Our doctors are trained not only to detect injury, but also to maximize your body’s natural healing potential. Don’t wait… Within the first 72 hours your body is already starting to lay down the scar tissue that is needed for joint and muscle repair. During this time, and for the next 4-6 weeks, your body is most susceptible to poor healing. Scar tissue can form incorrectly, leading to adhesions that, if left untreated, could decrease mobility and lead to arthritis.
Chiropractic manipulation along with proven physiotherapy equipment such as ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, traction, cold laser (among others) are utilized by your doctor at Keith Clinic. We pride ourselves on our modern, state-of-the-art equipment, facility, training, and experience. You are literally in “good hands” at Keith Clinic.