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Car accidents often result in severe injuries, but sometimes they are not immediately noticeable. Delayed pain can be serious for both your health and your right to compensation. That’s why getting examined after a collision is critical, even if you think you are injury-free.
Drivers and passengers commonly suffer from neck and lower back pain after a car accident. One of the best treatment options for that pain is visiting a chiropractor. However, many victims hesitate from chiropractic treatment because of fears about whether auto insurance will cover it.
The force of any car accident, even at low speeds, can put pressure on your neck and back that they are not designed to handle. As a result, neck and back pain are some of the most common complaints from victims after a collision.
There is some degree of risk in every medical procedure or drug prescribed, and it is a doctor’s duty to make patients aware of them prior to treatment whenever possible. When a patient affirms that he or she understands the risks and still wishes to undergo the procedure or take the medication, this is known as “informed consent.”