Far too often when people are involved in an automobile accident, they will dismiss soreness or aches as something minor they will get over. This can be a very big mistake. It can cost you in quality of life and financially.
The back and spine are a complex system of nerves, bones, and muscles. Like any complex structure, it often takes just a small jarring to cause damage. When you consider the amount of force behind even a low speed, rear-end collision, you can see the potential for problems.
There are several reasons you should seek medical attention immediately following an automobile accident. For one, Florida law requires you to seek timely treatment to be covered appropriately and to seek compensation. In addition, quick treatment can limit any damage that has already been done and prevents further damage. Seeing a chiropractor can not only confirm your diagnosis, but it will verify any injury sustained is accident-related.
While whiplash, a sudden jarring of the head either back and forth or side to side on the neck, is the most common of accident-related injuries, drivers and passengers have also been known to experience injuries to their lower backs, shoulders, knees, feet, and cervical area. They may experience sleeplessness, become agitated easily along with other seemingly unrelated issues. Even a small muscle strain or tear can cause long-term pain if not treated quickly and appropriately.
Keep in mind, some accident injuries may not manifest themselves with pain for days, weeks or months after an incident. By then, the window of opportunity to get insurance coverage or financial restitution for your pain may have passed. If you live in the Boca Raton, Florida area, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible following a car accident. It is a far better and wiser choice than dismissing it.
Dr. Allan Dellabella has been a licensed chiropractor for over three decades, serving the Boca Raton area for over 20 years. He and his caring staff specialize in identifying automobile accident injuries and can help you through the process. Contact us today before it becomes too late.