FAQs About Auto Accident Injuries and Chiropractic Care
After an auto accident, many people have questions when it comes to choosing what type of doctor they should visit. West Knoxville Chiropractic in Knoxville, TN, can help address your needs and take the uncertainty out of the equation. Our office is partnered with doctors in several different medical fields. To help, our team has provided answers to some of the most common questions we receive about auto accidents and chiropractic care.
What Type of Care is Recommended After an Auto Accident Injury?
The majority of auto accidents will cause injuries to tendons, muscles, joints, nerves, and ligaments. Injuries like these can take more than a painkiller to remedy. Frequently, the care of a professional chiropractor will be needed to help restore strength, flexibility, and function to the area.
How Can I know if I have Suffered Nerve Damage?
Damage to tendons, muscles, and joints can cause stiffness, weakness, pain, and other similar symptoms. Damage to the nerves is distinctly different. Common symptoms of nerve damage include:
- Shooting pain down the extremities
- Memory loss
- Clouded thinking
- Depression, anxiety, or irritability
Is Chiropractic Care Covered in My Insurance Policy?
Since an auto injury is unlikely to be related to a pre-existing condition, your insurance provider should cover any treatment deemed necessary and/or beneficial for an auto accident injury. You may need to contact your insurer to find out whether chiropractic treatment is covered. If not, you may need to seek other sources of coverage.
What Types of Auto Accident Injuries Does a Chiropractor Treat?
Chiropractic care alone is not enough to treat every auto accident injury. However, when migraines and headaches, pain in your arms or legs, stiffness, neck or back pain, dizziness, joint pain, or neurological symptoms result from an auto injury, chiropractic care can aid in the recovery and often reduce the need for pain medication and other invasive treatments.