Car Accident FAQ

Steps to Follow After a Car Accident

The typical car accident often involves jarring movement that leaves passengers vulnerable to injury. Even minor car accidents can inflict lasting damage on a body. Seat belts can keep passengers relatively safe, yet all victims of car accidents may become injured; that’s why it’s important to seek treatment immediately after an accident.

If you have been in a car accident in Nashville, the first action is to seek the help of a chiropractor to receive a professional evaluation for any related auto injuries. Having a precise medical evaluation from a chiropractor will provide the affected person with the correct and necessary information to achieve the settlement of the personal injury case. More important, this evaluation will provide immediate and long-term health recovery avoiding any future unnecessary pain and health costs.

Third Party Billing Insurance

Nashville Accident and Injury doctors accept 3rd party billing. We will bill the at fault insurance carrier for the medical care you receive from our clinic. It is important to see the best accident doctor immediately after an accident. We want you to get better and will deal with the insurance company directly if a claim or lawsuit is involved.

Why is it important not to delay a visit to a Chiropractor or Accident Doctor?

It’s not at all uncommon for victims of car accidents to feel perfectly fine for 24 to 48 hours after a car accident, only to start noticing the effects of their injuries days after the actual event. Common injuries from car accidents, like whiplash and back injury, are not always obvious from the very start. Delaying treatment for these conditions can actually increase the stress on the body, resulting in more pain and a longer recovery time.

How a Chiropractor Helps Accident Victims

Traditional doctors often treat injuries from car accidents with pain medication. While this offers a temporary relief, some pain medications are addictive and none of them promote healing.

Chiropractic care treats these injuries by establishing realignment of the joints and promoting self-healing within the body. Chiropractic treatment actually helps your body heal as it treats your pain. Upon your first visit to a chiropractor, you’ll receive a thorough examination—possibly with X-rays—so the chiropractor can determine the best course of treatment for your situation. Your individualized treatment plan may involve exercises you can do from home, a nutritional consultation and dietary plan, regular massage and, of course, regular treatments from the chiropractor.

Common Symptoms Following Car Accident

The symptoms of injury after an auto accident depends entirely on the type of injury sustained. It’s important to be able to recognize these common symptoms, so you can seek treatment and report the symptoms to the chiropractor. The symptoms include:

  • Neck pain
  • Stiffness of neck or other joints
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Limited range of motion
  • Shoulder pain
  • Swelling
  • Blurred vision

Unexpected pain or discomfort after an auto injury should be investigated after an accident, regardless of whether or not the symptoms match up with a common auto injury. In addition to whiplash, back injury, ligament tears and joint misalignment, victims may also suffer from pinched nerves, concussions, fractures and traumatic brain injury—all of which can be safely treated by a chiropractor.

For Everyone Affected by Auto Injuries

At Nashville Accident and Injury Center, we hope you never get into a car accident. However, if you do get into an accident, we hope you’ll seek proper treatment for your injuries. It’s not enough to treat the pain: your body must be allowed to heal, so the pain won’t return in the future. Visiting an auto injuries chiropractor will get your body onto the path of true healing.

Car accident victims in the Nashville area can contact Nashville Accident and Injury Center at 615-356-5113. Our professional staff and experienced chiropractors are ready to help. Contact us today to set up your first appointment, and get started on the road to wellness.