The neck is especially sensitive to injuries, being somewhat prone to systemic repercussions, with so many components critical to your survival in a relatively narrow and vulnerable space. The whiplash accident, in which the head can be jerked in any direction, often in two opposing directions, is not only caused by a car accident.
It can also be from any blow to the head, as often happens in contact sports, physical abuse, or a fall.
No doubt, the impact can be both an emotional and a physical shock to your system. The gentle approach of NSA Care was specifically designed to unwind the trauma and physical disruption to the protective connective tissue. Connective tissue that was meant to hold everything together, allowing your neck, spine and spinal cord to move peacefully throughout the day.
Depending on the health of your spine and the circumstances of the accident, left untreated, symptoms may show up any time after the initial shock, quite often taking days, weeks, or even months before they appear:
- Pain or stiffness in Neck
- Blurred vision
- Pain or tenderness in the shoulders, upper back, or arms
- Numbness or tingling down the arms
- Problems with sleep, memory, or concentrating
It’s better to be proactive rather than reactive – getting your spine checked as soon as possible. Your symptoms may be any of the above, stemming from an unpredictable combination of damage to nerves, muscles, joints, and connective tissues.
All of which can be completely healed, allowing you to ease your way back to being yourself again – physically and emotionally. Dr. Gardner will be able to observe how all the affected parts are ready to and designed to instinctively respond, guiding your recovery to the point where it’s even possible for you to be healthier than you were before the accident.
What about auto insurance for recent car accident?
Most of the time, all we need is a medical claim number and contact information for the representative or adjuster covering your case. Easy Spine will then be able to take care of the billing for you, without you having to pay out of pocket as long as you have coverage. Usually it needs to be the adjuster at your insurance company even when it’s the insurance company of someone else who is at fault that is paying.
How you handle this is your decision of course, but it’s my understanding that every single automobile insurance policy in the country requires policyholders to immediately report any accident in which they are involved. Nonetheless, in almost all U.S. states, not-at-fault claims are filed against the at-fault vehicle owner’s insurance policy.
In Maryland, insurance companies can no longer raise your premiums for making a PIP claim for the medical coverage needed to cover your chiropractic care. If you’re not comfortable with reading this Maryland law in legalese, you can click here to see how this attorney explains it. Even if you were the one at fault for the accident, you may still use your PIP coverage.