Auto accident treatment varies widely based on your specific injuries. After an auto accident, emergency care is often necessary to make sure there are no life-threatening conditions that could jeopardize your life.
Unfortunately, many people leave the emergency room with “Emergency Medical Conditions” that are not “life-threatening” but can non-the-less cause serious pain and dysfunction to their body.
If injured, Dr. Nevel documents the specifics of the car accident and performs a comprehensive physical examination. If necessary, Sport & Spinal Rehab has digital x-ray to see your bones and joints and determine the best treatment for your auto accident injuries.
The pain and injuries caused by a car accident will sometimes require the collaboration of other doctors and specialists. If needed, our chiropractic physicians have great working relationships with the best doctors and surgeons in South Florida and will co-manage your injuries. Open communication is kept between any doctors treating your injuries in order to provide the best care.
Getting in a car accident can be a scary, intimidating, and painful experience. If you’re in an accident, there are 5 steps that can help make sure you get the best care possible.
Calling 911 will satisfy your requirement to contact the police and may send EMTs to the scene and provide emergency treatment to injuries and transportation to a hospital if necessary.
If you are in severe pain and it’s an emergency, go to the hospital. However, if you are not bleeding, didn’t hit your head, and are not in horrible pain, then you may want to go to an urgent care clinic or a chiropractic physician’s office for an examination.
An urgent care clinic or chiropractor can evaluate your injuries and send you to the emergency room if needed. Police will also recreate the accident scene and determine who is “at fault” for the crash.
Call Sport & Spinal Rehab for auto accident treatment, follow-up care, and to document your injuries.
Sport & Spinal Rehab will perform an extensive physical evaluation, take digital x-rays if necessary, and provide physical therapy and chiropractic care for your injuries.
Dr. Nevel and Dr. Ness can refer you to any additional doctors, surgeons, or imaging facilities for MRIs if needed.
Get a claim number from your insurance company if you are in a car accident. Without a claim number, your insurance will not pay for the treatment needed for your injuries.
If you do not get medical treatment within 14 days of the auto accident, you forfeit your right to treatment under your PIP (personal injury protection) auto insurance.
Your doctors will document your injuries and send reports to your auto insurance company. Therefore, it is crucial to follow the advice and treatment plan prescribed by your doctors in order to heal as quickly as possible from your accident.