Auto Accident FAQ at Pain Care Associates in Little Rock and Benton
If you have recently been in a car accident, you may be wondering whether a chiropractor could help manage pain from the auto accident injuries you have sustained. Our chiropractor in Little Rock and Benton has substantial experience helping patients safely treat whiplash injuries and manage back pain and neck pain following a car accident. Below, our chiropractic care team has answered six of the most frequently asked questions about chiropractic care and auto accident injury treatment. For more information call us at 501-223-3314.
Your Auto Accident Injury Questions Answered
#1: Is a chiropractor a qualified injury doctor?
Yes, our chiropractors Dr. Dwight Stewart and Dr. David Vang are both qualified to treat musculoskeletal injuries resulting from car accidents. Our conservative approach to injury treatment is safe, noninvasive, and painless.
#2: What methods will be used in my treatment for an auto injury?
Our chiropractor in Little Rock follows the DRS Protocol, a complete and customized program that implements the most progressive treatment procedures including chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy and spinal decompression therapy. These treatments are beneficial for auto injury pain because they directly address the underlying mechanical cause for your pain while safely restoring mobility back to the body. We are one of the few facilities in the entire state that provides chiropractic care and physical therapy in one location, streamlining the treatment process and delivering optimal results for patients.
#3: Who pays for my accident injury treatment?
Accident injury treatment is typically covered either by your insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company, depending on who was at fault for the accident. In order to be fully reimbursed for your claims, it is essential that you visit a chiropractor for a full diagnostic injury assessment prior to settling with your insurance company.
#4: I’ve been to the hospital; do I really need to see a chiropractor?
Even if you have been to the hospital or your family doctor following an auto accident, you may still benefit from chiropractic care. The primary goal of a hospital visit following the accident is to determine if any physical injuries, such as a broken bone, need immediate treatment and also to provide pain medication. Hospitals, however, may not evaluate musculoskeletal injuries like whiplash. Left untreated, these auto accident injuries will continue to cause pain. Our chiropractor in Little Rock will perform a comprehensive diagnostic exam to determine the location of any spinal misalignments and then create a customized treatment program to address
#5: Should I see an attorney before I see my chiropractor?
You are welcome to speak with your attorney at any time following your accident. If you do not have an attorney and are concerned that you will not be receiving fair reimbursement for any injuries that you have sustained, our chiropractor in Little Rock is happy to recommend a reputable auto injury attorney.
#6: What if I feel like I only have minor pain?
Left unchecked, minor pain can develop into a major problem. A chiropractic evaluation is the best way to determine the full extent of your auto accident injuries.