You will lose all eligibility for insurance personal injury protection benefits if you don’t get a physical examination by a chiropractor or medical provider within 14 days of the accident.
If you were driving, and at fault, you will have ZERO insurance benefits if evaluation or treatment is not initiated within 14 days. If another driver was at fault, then you may be covered by the at fault drivers insurance even after the 14 days. Either way, you should be examined IMMEDIATELY. If you have been involved in an auto accident, you can be treated.
At Hiler Chiropractic, we have a medical doctor and a board-certified chiropractic neurologist on staff to offer you the most advanced treatments available for whiplash and other soft tissue injuries related to an auto accident.
- Digital Video X-Rays to detect injuries to tissue not visible on normal X-Rays.
- Trigger Point Injections to treat persistent painful muscles.
- Combined Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Care.
- VAX-D non-surgical spinal decompression for lower back & neck.
- Massage Therapy or therapeutic stretching to improve muscle pain and joint mobility.
- Experienced staff to help you navigate the insurance process.
- Medical Doctor and Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist on staff. Dr. Hiler also has an Advanced Certification in Whiplash and Spine Traumatology From the Spine Research Institute in San Diego.
If you visit the emergency room, you may be given a clean bill of health because you don’t have any broken bones. You might get a prescription to reduce the muscle spasms and inflammation caused by structural changes in your neck or lower back. Chiropractors are trained to evaluate injuries to soft tissues (nerves, ligaments, discs and muscles) that are usually the true source or your pain.
After what you’ve been through, you’ll need a health professional that truly understands soft tissue injuries, spinal biomechanics and rehabilitation strategies, and who also understands how to work with lawyers and insurance companies. At Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology, we are trained auto-accident injury experts. We have been through this many times and can speed your recovery and put the incident behind you once and for all.
One of the most common injuries from a car crash is the damaging effect of whiplash. Whiplash occurs when a sudden, jarring movement of the head is sustained backward, forward or even to the side. Whiplash destabilizes the spine and causes severe pain.
It is critical that chiropractic care is sought immediately after an automobile accident since allowing the effects of whiplash to go untreated can induce long-term pain. The seriousness of the physical effects of an accident is not always known or felt immediately following. 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 been through a trauma.
Any body part that is jarred or thrown forward unexpectedly and beyond normal limits can sustain stretched ligaments and even tears. The ligaments supporting the head and neck are especially vulnerable to this kind of tearing during a collision. Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology has specialized video-digital motion X-ray equipment (DMX) to diagnose these often overlooked injuries. The DMX takes a video x-ray 30 frames per second while the spine is in motion to visualize possible torn and unstable ligaments. Since chiropractors specialize in the care of bones, muscles, nerves and connective tissue, they are crucial to visit after an accident.
Early care and treatment means full healing and recovery can be realized. Even a car crash that is seemingly minor with limited damage to the car itself can cause serious injury to the driver and passengers (most injuries actually occur at low speeds with little or no damage to the car). Chiropractic treatments are the right step toward restoring the body to relieve pain, by making necessary adjustments to spine alignment and may also include massage or gentle stretching techniques. Beyond treatment, we give advice for optimal nutrition, as well as exercises or bracing with Durable Medical Equipment to continue healing on your own after appointments.
If you are in need of a highly experienced chiropractor in Naples, FL, look no further than Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology. For more information or to schedule your initial consultation, call us today.