When you are injured in an automobile accident, the last thing you want to hear is that your insurance won't cover your medical treatment, or that you will not experience immediate relief from your pain. Though this is precisely what can happen if you do not follow the advice of your attorney. Many attorneys are now referring their personal injury clients to chiropractors for these two reasons: insurance companies pay for their services, and you will experience immediate relief from your pain after even your first visit.
The role of your chiropractor in your personal injury case may appear simple, however he is providing your attorney with valuable information on a regular basis about your injury, and any improvement you are experiencing, as well as his prognosis for your recovery time and any lingering effects that may remain after at the completion of your treatment period.
In the beginning, when your pain is at its worst, you will likely see your chiropractor frequently, because its physical medicine, which requires you to be present. As your pain subsides, and your spine begins to stabilize, the chiropractor will then begin to reduce your visits.
Your chiropractor may also give you some therapeutic exercises to help speed your healing process and may suggest manual therapy to help alleviate muscle tension. Follow his advice and instructions exactly, as doing more or straining yourself could result in further injury and discomfort during your healing process.
If you have questions about a spinal injury or have been involved in an accident of any kind, please feel free to contact Dr. Bruce Goldberg at (561) 624-5070 for more information.