Chiropractic Rehabilitation for Auto Accident Injuries
It is critical that chiropractic care is sought immediately after a car accident. Allowing the effects of whiplash to go untreated can induce long-term pain. The severity of the physical effects of a car accident are not always felt immediately. It can take days, weeks or even months for major symptoms to show up, which is why chiropractic care is essential to maintaining the health of a spine that has suffered trauma.
Common Conditions that Can Lead to Serious Injury After an Auto Accident
- Neck pain or lower back pain
- Tingling, numbness or pain in the limbs
- Loss of range of motion
- Dizziness, headaches or blurred vision
- Trouble walking
Dr. Nathan Heimgartner has Extensive Post Graduate Training for Treatment of Motor Vehicle Accidents and Disc Injuries
Because the effects of whiplash are often delayed, receiving a full spinal analysis and posture screening is extremely important after an accident. It serves as the initial step to formulating a treatment program. Whether it is neck pain, soreness or burning soft tissue pain, chiropractic care can get the body back to how it used to post-accident. Dr. Nathan Heimgartner, DC works with patients to find an effective course of action.
Dr. Heimgartner has extensive post graduate training specifically in the proper rehabilitation of injuries, including whiplash, that are sustained from motor vehicle accidents.
Treatments for Auto Accident Injuries
Chiropractic Adjustments: Chiropractic adjustments provide effective pain relief from a wide variety of conditions. We specialize in providing gentle, safe and effective chiropractic care to patients of all ages in St. Louis County and surrounding areas. Spinal adjustments correct the alignment, motion and function of the vertebral joint.
Massage Therapy: Massage therapy helps to improve circulation to damaged tissue and accelerate the healing process.
Physical Rehabilitation Exercises: Custom stretching and exercise programs are devised to strengthen damaged muscle in order to restore proper health.
Spinal Decompression Therapy: Spinal decompression is a therapy that induces passive motion into the spine with the intent of stretching spinal joints and increasing mobility. Spinal decompression therapy helps to effectively and gently reestablish normal range of motion to your spine.
Working with Insurance (Auto Accident Rehabilitation is Often Covered with Zero Out of Pocket Expense)
Spinal Care of St. Louis works with many types of insurance. Our office can counsel you on how to file a personal injury claim or you can review our insurance information page for more details.
Personal injury protection (PIP) coverage is mandatory for nearly all auto insurance policies. With PIP coverage in place, you and all the passengers in the car are insured regardless of who is at fault for an accident (typically up to $15,000). It also covers you if you are a pedestrian or a cyclist. PIP insurance covers medical expenses and lost wages and will pay for your care of injuries, including costs and co-pays for chiropractic care, out-of-pocket prescription costs, or other similar costs.