How Soon Should You See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident?

Being involved in an auto accident can be a traumatic and painful experience. With adrenaline and emotions running high, many people often leave the accident thinking they are fine and can avoid seeking medical attention. Due to this, many compromise their recovery, causing them unnecessary pain and costing unnecessary money.

In car accidents, some injuries take time to appear, ultimately leading victims of car accidents wondering, “How long after a car accident should I see a chiropractor?”

We always advise those involved in a car accident to seek chiropractic services in St. Petersburg, FL  immediately. The reason for this urgency can be broken up into two parts.

  1. Your Health & Well-Being. Your health is a chiropractor’s number one priority. It’s crucial that we assess your injuries and document them thoroughly so we can begin your recovery process as soon as possible. We always remind people that often symptoms can be mild and not severe enough to garner concern. It is important that you still see a chiropractor because these “silent injuries” can turn into something much more serious if left untreated.
  2. Insurance Credit. It is imperative that you visit a doctor within three days of the accident to avoid your case being discredited by the insurance company. Car insurance companies will often evaluate your car accident claim and take drastic measures if they see that you waited more than three days to seek medical attention. While car accident injuries often show up later, insurance companies conclude that your injuries were not serious if you waited more than three days to seek medical attention. In many cases, insurance companies can reduce the amount of money you receive for medical expenses depending on the time you waited to see a doctor.


Learn more about how a chiropractor can help you if you’ve been in a car accident: Reasons to See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident

If you’ve been in an auto accident in St. Petersburg, Florida, Sea Change Wellness can help. Doctors  Brian Brill D.C., and Heather Hastings, D.C., are specialized auto accident chiropractors and offer an unparalleled array of health & wellness services compared to most St. Petersburg & Tampa Bay area chiropractors. No matter how serious the car accident, it is important to be seen by a chiropractor. Give us a call at (727) 521-4244 or stop by our office at 5001 4th St N St. Petersburg, Fl 33703.

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