Personal Injury Chiropractor Tampa FL
Have you recently been injured in a slip and fall or any other personal injury and are looking for an experienced personal injury chiropractor in Tampa Florida, who can help you not only properly document the injuries for your personal injury case, but provide the proper medical care and treatment options to help you heal and recover quickly? Tampa Central Chiropractic specializes in providing personal injury victims the best possible care after an accident with same-day service and appointments.
Chiropractic treatment from an experienced and trained personal injury chiropractor can help you avoid more serious medical intervention and potentially harmful side effects from medications after an injury. By aligning the spine back into its proper form, the nervous system is able to function at its optimal level.
What is a personal Injury?
Personal injury is usually a legal term that refers to injury to person’s body, reputation or emotions rather than injury to one’s property. This is why attorney’s that represent their clients in such cases are referred to as personal injury attorneys.
what type of Personal injury cases are often treated in our chiropractic clinic?
Personal injuries that involve bodily harm or injury under the following causes of actions:
- Cases that involve injuries from slip and fall accidents on premises or at the victim’s own place of work.
- Automobile accidents are the most common personal injury cases chiropractors are often called to help provide treatment for and to help document the extent of injuries that can serve as important evidence in the case.
- Pedestrian accidents that may involve a person getting hit by a moving car, a motorcycle or a bicycle.
- Sports injury cases where an athlete intentionally injures another athlete.
Why it's important to see a personal injury chiropractor in Tampa Florida within 14 days of your accident?
If you have been involved in an accident in Tampa or anywhere in Florida and would like to file for Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage with the insurance company, the law requires that you seek medical treatment within 14-days of your accident to qualify for the benefits.
But that’s not the only reason you should seek treatment right away after an accident.
Even if you don’t experience a lot of pain, the first 24-48 hours after an accident are critical because that’s when your body is most vulnerable to further damage. Your brain needs time to process what happened before you start dealing with other issues like pain and swelling. If you don’t get treatment right away you may experience:
- Pain and stiffness
- Numbness and tingling
- Loss of function
- Inability to move or walk
Common Personal Injuries Treated by our Chiropractor Dr. Dale Hanson
The majority of patients that come to us for treatment after a personal injury have either been involved in an auto accident or a slip and fall. We have spent years developing not only the best chiropractic care when it comes to accident-related injuries, but we have also equipped our facility with the best physical therapy equipment to help our patients recover and heal faster.
The Injuries we are able to treat:
- Neck Injury
- Back Injury
- Herniated Discs
- Pinched Nerves
- Soft Tissue
Our Personal Injury treatment process at Tampa Central Chiropractic?
Xrays and Examinations– Our chiropractor will take X-ray images of the patient’s neck, spine, and pelvis to determine any fractures or dislocations that may exist. He or she will then examine the patient to make sure there aren’t any signs of spinal cord compression or nerve root irritation. All examinations and x-rays done by our office are well documented, providing
Spinal Manipulation or Chiropractic Adjustments – After taking Xray and examining the patient, our chiropractor will perform manual adjustments on the patient’s spine and extremities to relieve pressure on the nerves and muscles. This allows the patient to feel better and begin healing sooner. The goal of this type of treatment is to restore normal spinal motion and reduce inflammation so that the healing process can begin.
Physical therapy– Physical therapy is another treatment option available at Tampa Central Chiropractic. It involves exercises designed to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility. Our chiropractor will work closely with you to ensure that you receive the best treatment plan based on your individual needs after an accident. The combination of spinal manipulation and physical movements helps to speed up the recovery time.
Freaquently Asked Questions
Do I need to be referred by a personal injury attorney to get treatment for my injuries?
No you do not. In fact if you have recently been injured in an accident due to someone’s negligence and don’t have an attorney to represent you, we can help you find one to look at your case.
Why should I see a chiropractor durring my personal injury case rather than a general practitioner?
Chiropractors are specifically trained in treating and diagnosing different injuries without the use of drugs or invasive procedures, making them a better first option after a personal injury. General practitioners will often refer injured patients to an outside specialist which can delay the start of your treatment and proper injury documentation for your case.
Do Chiropractors work with other Doctors?
How long after an accident can you see a chiropractor?
If you have been injured in an accident you should see a chiropractor right away, and to make sure you do not miss your PIP benefits the law requires that you seek medical treatment within 14 days after the accident. But no matter when the accident occurred and you’re in pain, you can come see us to get treatment.
What will the appointments cost me out of pocket?
In most cases your treatments will be covered by PIP (personal injury protection) insurance if you or the other party at fault have the proper insurance coverage. If PIP is not an option, your health insurance will likely cover the cost of treatment if its deemed necessary. If Insurance is not an option, we provide affordable options and usually provide first time patient visit discounts as low as $35. Give us a call today and we’ll be happy to check your insurance and let you know the exact out of pocket costs you will have if any.