If you’re suffering from the painful symptoms of an auto injury, don’t delay in getting the chiropractic treatment you need for pain relief. Left unchecked, musculoskeletal auto injuries could result in chronic neck, shoulder, or back pain issues later down the line. These FAQs from Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab in West Fargo, ND, provide more information about musculoskeletal auto injuries and how chiropractic care can help with treatment.
What kind of musculoskeletal injuries can auto accidents cause?
Auto mishaps can cause numerous types of musculoskeletal injuries, depending on the severity of your accident. A rear-end collision, for example, can cause whiplash due to the uncontrolled snapping of your head forward and back, which can damage neck tissues. Other injuries that may occur include:
- Muscle strains
- Joint sprains
- Dislocated shoulder
- Spinal misalignments
- Back pain
- Herniated disc
- Dashboard knee
If I’m not feeling pain, should I still see a chiropractor?
You may not feel painful symptoms right away due to the shock to your system. Days or weeks later, however, you may start to experience the painful symptoms of a musculoskeletal injury. Your West Fargo, ND, chiropractor can evaluate your condition to see if you’ve suffered an injury to avoid delays in your treatment. Delays in diagnosing or treating an injury could result in your condition worsening.
How can chiropractic care help with auto injury treatment?
After an evaluation of your condition, your West Fargo, ND chiropractor will have a better idea of how to treat your injury. In addition to reducing pain, chiropractic techniques and therapies address the cause of your pain, whether it be muscle strains, joint sprains, spinal misalignments, herniated disc, etc., to help your body heal. If your accident caused imbalances in your spine, we’ll use adjustments to restore proper alignment. This will take pressure off of spinal nerves so you can move about more freely with less pain.
Muscle tension from sprains and strains can be reduced through massage. Massage can also help circulate blood to injured areas to expedite your healing. We may also include corrective stretches and exercises in your treatment plan to help restore flexibility, range of motion, and mobility.
Will insurance pay for my chiropractic treatments?
In North Dakota, PIP insurance is mandatory coverage on your auto insurance policy. The required PIP coverage amount is $30,000 per person. PIP insurance covers medical expenses like emergency transportation, diagnostics, emergency services, imaging services, rehabilitation services, and chiropractic. Contact your insurance carrier for more coverage information.
Dr. Jeremy Heidt
Dr. Jeremy has over 10 years of experience treating auto and whiplash injuries. He has extensive training in soft tissue treatments, gentle treatment options, and rehab programs. "Regarding whiplash injuries, finding out what patients can tolerate is of huge importance. Once we figure out what a patient can tolerate, we can put a plan in place to get them better and improve their injuries and decrease their pain. If auto and whiplash injuries are treated in the first 3-4 months after the injury, they respond much better and the ability to obtain a full recovery is much higher. If you have suffered injuries as a result of an auto accident look no further than Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab. I am confident we have the tools to help you recover from your injury and get back on the road to recovery."
See Your West Fargo, ND, Chiropractor for Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment
Struggling with the pain and discomfort of a musculoskeletal auto injury? Contact Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab, West Fargo, ND, at (701) 532-1699 today to learn more about chiropractic auto injury treatment.