Most auto accidents involve a sudden acceleration, an abrupt stop, or both. When your body is subjected to these sudden movements, the muscles and joints of the spine or extremities will be overstretched. Upon a sudden stop, the joints can be smashed together. This injures both the joints and muscles and causes inflammation and soft tissue damage.
When left untreated, soft tissue injuries result in the formation of scar tissue. This can be very damaging to your long-term health, causing chronic conditions of the back, neck and extremities. We encourage you to visit a chiropractor as soon as possible after an accident to help your body heal correctly. In most cases, soft tissue injuries take several weeks to heal completely. By beginning your treatment immediately after your injury, you help ensure that it will heal as quickly as possible with a minimum of scar tissue development.
“Soft Tissue Injuries”
can present as:
- Joint Pain
- Muscle spasms
When you choose your insurance you’ll select the MedPay policy that is right for you. Typically, this coverage starst at a minimum of $5,000 and can go to $25,000.
- If you’re in an accident, report it to your insurance provider so they can open a claim.
- Choose the care you’d like to receive–whether chiropractic care, acupuncture or massage therapy.
- Begin your care and start healing!
Med Pay policies help you get the care you need without paying out of pocket for things like co-pays and deductibles (that are required when using health insurance). Best of all, using Medpay coverage should never affect your insurance rates as it’s already built into your plan.
If you have been injured in an auto accident and have questions about how to get started, give Dr. Birdsall a call at (303) 920-4263 so we can start your road to recovery.