Crash Course on Auto Accident Injuries: Are You Really OK?

Crash Course on Auto Accident Injuries: Are You Really OK?

There are over 6 million auto accidents a year. Most drivers claim they are fine with no obvious injuries. Often, symptoms and problems don't occur until later, even years. Then the problem is more difficult to treat and takes longer.

If your car is damaged - even from a fender bender - then you are too.

The most common injury is whiplash (a sprained neck). The ligaments in your neck have been stretched and causes instability of the bones. This can be a serious and damaging problem as it accelerates the aging process of the bones, and can lead to partial paralysis of the arms, carpel tunnel syndrome, chronic headaches and tendonitis.

The second one is lower back compression that leads to a number of disabilities throughout the body including bulging or herniated discs, incontinence, lower back/knees/ankles pain, and numbness to both legs.

Regardless of who was at fault, if your auto insurance policy has Medical Payments coverage (known as MED PAY), it will pay your medical expenses as well as anyone else in the car. Be prepared - check your policy's Declaration Page to know whether or not you're covered.

Insurance companies realize the advantages of chiropractic care. It is imperative, and as a preventative effort, to have a chiropractic exam immediately following the accident. The exam can determine if the spine has been impacted and then corrected before it becomes a disability.

Remember, when a car is struck, even slightly, thousands of pounds of metal are exerted.

Using your auto insurance's medical will not have a negative effect your policy or create a rate increase.
 
Please don't hesitate to call our office with your questions or concerns. A minor accident can have major effects. We're here to keep you tuned up.

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