Liringis Chiropractic Car Accident Care
The doctors of Liringis Chiropractic Greensboro and Liringis Chiropractic Winston Salem have treated thousands of people injured in car wrecks. These wrecks often happen because of someone else’s poor judgment behind the wheel – accidents no fault of their own. The people we treat at Liringis Chiropractic are typically hard-workers who were going about their day as usual when an accident happened out of nowhere (as they often do).
If you are a good person who was hurt in a car accident through no fault of your own, you need medical care and relief from the pain and stress of the crash. Back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and even knee and hip pain are symptoms you shouldn’t ignore.
This brochure is designed to help you learn to protect yourself and to avoid doing unnecessary harm to your body.
PLEASE NOTE: We are not lawyers. We are doctors.
While the information in this flyer can detail your rights and offer suggestions, it does not provide specific advice about your case. One of the most important decisions you’ll make after an auto accident is who to turn to for treatment. Many of the injuries sustained during a wreck can have long-term effects on our body. Finding the right people to help you with your injuries is one of the best ways to minimize these long-term effects so you can make a full and fast recovery.
REMEMBER: THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE.
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Five (5) frequently asked questions after a car crash:
- Do you have tips for dealing with whiplash?
When you’ve been rear-ended, or hit in such a manner that your head is forcefully sent forward and then backwards, the tendons and ligaments in your neck and shoulders are strained and stretched in an unnatural way.
Whiplash is a difficult injury in personal injury claims. It can take days or sometimes weeks, before any of the symptoms appear. When they do, your doctor may not always be able to diagnose it based on an imaging test, such as a CT scan or an X-ray. Because whiplash is hard to diagnose, it is a good idea to talk to a specialist, such as a chiropractor at Liringis Chiropractic in Greensboro or Winston Salem, to have an exam to diagnose any injury.
If you do suffer whiplash in your car accident, you will undoubtedly want a way to get fast relief from the frustrating neck and shoulder pain that goes along with this potentially serious injury. Some of the most common ways people deal with a whiplash injury is with over the counter or doctor prescribed pain killers. These can help temporarily but are NOT a long-term solution.
To help your body heal, you should follow your doctor at Liringis Chiropractic’s recovery instructions. This will most often include resting your neck and back, using ice and/or applying warm compresses. No matter which treatment(s) you use, it is important to not rush back to your daily routine. You need to give your body the time it needs to fully heal before engaging in sports, exercise or any strenuous activity.
- What are some of the long-term effects of whiplash?
If you have whiplash, you know the devastating impact it can have on your body. This injury often causes debilitating symptoms, such as:
- Sore and stiff neck, back and shoulders
- Knee and hip pain
- Radiating pain
- Spinal damage
You may also experience a concussion if you have whiplash. A concussion is described as an injury to the brain or spinal cord due to a jarring fall or banging of the head. Most medical professionals will tell you any injury to the head is serious, and they are. In some cases, if your whiplash and concussion go undetected, you may suffer paralysis or hemorrhaging. Symptoms of these injuries can be delayed for days, weeks, or months after your accident.
Because there are such critical long-term impacts from a whiplash injury, it is important that you see a Liringis Chiropractic doctor as soon as possible after your accident to get the care and treatment you need. While seeing a Liringis Chiropractic doctor trained in whiplash injuries, you can be checked for serious damage and side effects as well as get treatment quickly so that you have a greater chance at avoiding long-term pain.
- How do I get care without health insurance?
It is understandable that you are hesitant to seek medical treatment without health insurance; most people are. However, you will be pleased to know there are options available; you can get the care you need even if you don’t have health insurance.
Regardless of whether you have health insurance or not, it is important that you do not hesitate to seek chiropractic treatment. Do not wait for an insurance adjuster to tell you it is okay. It is important that you go to the doctor immediately after your auto accident. It can be tricky to find doctor who will treat you on “credit” without health insurance. At Liringis Chiropractic you can receive treatment under a “lien.” This is an agreement that you sign indicating you will pay your chiropractic doctor out of your settlement money. This way you never have to make any payment during your treatment.
- Why is a chiropractor better than just a primary care provider?
With the unique injuries you experience in a car accident, your primary care doctor may not have the skill or understanding to properly diagnose where your pain is coming from or how to treat it. Often, when emergency room or primary care doctors hear that car accident victims have back and/or neck pain after an accident they prescribe them muscle relaxers or addictive pain medications to alleviate the symptoms. However, this does nothing to fix the underlying problem.
The doctors of Liringis Chiropractic Greensboro and Winston Salem are trained to help you get relief and treat your injuries. Especially in the case of back, neck and shoulder injuries where your pain can continue month after month. Liringis chiropractors know what to look for and which type of treatment you need to prevent long-term symptoms.
In addition to making a better initial diagnosis and giving you treatment rather than for medication to cover up the symptoms, the doctors of Liringis Chiropractic can help with your injury months down the road. The doctors at Liringis Chiropractic will monitor your progress and ensure that you are healing properly. This is something that your primary care doctor frequently cannot provide.
- TELL LIRINGIS CHIROPRACTIC DOCTORS EVERYTHING THAT HURTS
When you talk to one of the doctors at Liringis Chiropractic, it is crucial that you give as many details as possible about your symptoms and ailments. Doing so allows the doctors to get a realistic idea of how you are feeling so that they can make the most accurate diagnosis of your injuries. You may not realize that a small symptom that seems unrelated can be a sign of a larger problem. For example, a dull, constant headache may be the sign of something bigger, such as whiplash or another neck/shoulder injury that needs to be treated by one of our Liringis Chiropractic chiropractors as soon as possible.
Not getting the right treatment for these types of injuries will extend the duration of your injury. In some cases, you may not realize the extent of an injury until you have already finalized the settlement. If this happens, you can no longer seek damages to cover the cost of your treatment. Instead, you will be left to pay for the pain another person caused both physically and financially.
Talking to a doctor at Liringis Chiropractic Greensboro and Winston Salem in detail is also a good opportunity for them to document all your ailments to use when making our medical care claim. If the insurance adjuster denies part of your claim because they do not believe an injury happened because of the accident, having a Liringis Chiropractic doctor’s documentation of your symptoms associated with your accident-related injuries can help you make a stronger case for yourself so that you get more covered.
The insurance adjuster works hard to lower how much their company pays you in a settlement offer. So, make sure you seek chiropractic treatment right away, even if you do not think you are hurt. Many injuries hide themselves. With the adrenaline rushing through your body at the time of the wreck, you may not feel the hurt and pain that the crash caused until days or even weeks later. This is especially true of injuries, such as whiplash, concussion, and other spine, neck, knee and hip injuries that require the help of a chiropractor.
By seeking immediate chiropractic care, you may find injuries that you did not know you had. Finding and documenting these injuries early on can save you from aches and pains, and eliminate financial and emotional stress down the road. You can get chiropractic treatment you need sooner so that you put a stop to the progression or worsening of any conditions.