Personal injury and Chiropractic care

Personal Injury Attorney

If you are the victim of a personal injury due to someone’s negligence you may be feeling overwhelmed. Not only are you dealing with the pain and discomfort of your injury but you are dealing with the back and forth of insurance companies. In personal injury cases, it is imperative to show proof of the sustained injury. In seeking treatment from a chiropractor you will potentially obtain the necessary documentation of your injuries. In addition, a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan may facilitate a faster healing process by treating both body and mind.

What to do to prepare for a personal injury claim

  • Seek medical attention immediately
  • Write down any witnesses names and contact information
  • Contact appropriate entities, i.e., the police, the owner of the property, your insurance company, etc.
  • Collect all documents pertaining to your injuries including diagnosis, prognosis, X-rays, MRI’s, CT scans, etc.
  • Document all medical expenses
  • Document lost wages
  • Contact a personal injury attorney

How can a chiropractor help?

When it comes to effective treatment options during recovery from injury, chiropractic care is at the top of the list. In manipulating the skeletal system, the chiropractor brings the body back to an ideal alignment. In doing so, all of the bodily systems are also brought back into place. It is like a reset button for the musculoskeletal system. This can be beneficial for anybody, but especially after injury. In response to the injured site, the body will compensate in order to function in daily life. Not only does the injury have an impact on the body’s natural alignment but the response to the injury throughout the healing process further impacts that ideal alignment. The following list is a look at some common injuries and symptoms that are treated through chiropractic care:

  • Disc damage in the neck or back
  • Soft tissue damage including muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • Nerve damage
  • Headaches
  • Dislocation of joints including shoulder, elbow, finger, hip or knee
  • Broken bones
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

What are compensatory damages?

The terms compensation and damages refer to the financial cost of the injury or injuries as well as the emotional cost. Every situation is different and the amount of damages that one can seek will vary depending on the incident and state in which it occurred. The following lists some common damages in personal injury cases.  

The monetary cost of injury:

  • Medical expenses including initial treatment and follow-up care
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential if the injury prevents you from continuing in your current job
  • Property damage

Other compensation:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

    The fact is, an accident that causes injury can be traumatic and costly. Whether you are the victim of a car accident or a slip and fall, you will need all of the strength you can gather. In seeking a chiropractic adjustment Riderdale, MD offers, your treatment plan will include emotional and nutritional balance as well as the physical balance necessary after injury. In addition, many chiropractors include home exercises that you can do to enhance the office visits.


Thank you to our friends and contributors at AmeriWell Clinics for their insight into chiropractic care and personal injuries.

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