The most common reason people visit a chiropractor after an accident is to stop feeling pain. However pain is not the only consequence of the injuries sustained to the body during a collision. Significant damage can be caused to muscles, ligaments, and the spine that may not cause pain for quite some time, but begins a degenerative process in the joints that were affected. Chiropractic care after an accident helps these injured tissues heal properly to help avoid these degenerative changes.
Some injuries from auto accidents do not produce symptoms immediately. In fact in some cases it can be 5-10 days before you begin to experience discomfort. However if you wait too long, 14 days in Florida, your auto insurance is no longer responsible for the cost of your care. So don’t let the 14 day rule slam the door in your face, schedule your appointment to be seen so you do not lose your coverage.