Updated: Sep 6, 2020
We never know when it may happen, but it does. We may be the one who is hit from the rear, or swiped on the side. Sometimes, it may be the result of our own lack of focus. Regardless of who is at fault, or whether it was a little bump or a big crash, it is important to take care of and have yourself evaluated the same way you would have your automobile evaluated.
Get checked sooner than later
Timely and proper evaluation after an auto accident is crucial to getting you back to 100% quickly. Accidents result in headaches, neck pain (whiplash), low back pain, and can be felt anywhere else: shoulders, arms, hips, legs. They can result in other symptoms as well: anxiety, insomnia, or digestive issues. Often, the pain of an accident can be delayed, which puts people into a false sense that there is nothing wrong. When the pain later comes, they either do not attribute it to the accident or they just try to deal with it or work through it. Getting evaluated as soon as possible, even if there is no pain, gets you set up at the office and provides an easy return visit when the effects of the accident are felt. A proper evaluation will pinpoint the exact location and tissue where damage has occurred. This leads to the proper treatment to not only bring pain relief but to help prevent further injury to and help encourage healing of the correct tissue.
Auto Insurance Can Cover Treatment
Fear not! Included in your auto insurance is personal injury protection, or PIP. This provides you coverage for the personal injuries that occur during an auto accident. If you are unlucky enough to be in an accident, you will be in touch with an adjuster from your insurance company who will then open a claim and give you a claim number. When you come into the clinic, these are the main pieces of information you need:
the adjuster's name
the adjuster’s phone number
the claim number.
We will contact your adjuster, check on your open claim and find out what kind of PIP coverage you have. From there, you can provide that information to the clinic and we will take care of the billing for you. When treatment begins, it’s important to stick with your treatment plan. Maintaining the treatment plan ensures your body gets the work needed for proper healing, while long lapses in the treatment will result in longer healing times. This also signals to the insurance company that you are better, leading to difficulties with continued care.
Auto accidents are painful and stressful, and at Balanced Garden Acupuncture, we want to help you get pain-free as stress-free as possible. If you get in an accident, do not settle before you have been evaluated and do not delay in getting evaluated. Timely treatments can help you recover faster!