Auto Accident Injury Treatment in Wesley Chapel, FL

Florida No-Fault Law

Florida No-Fault Law provides coverage of your medical bills under your auto policy regardless of who is at fault. Even if you don’t think you’re injured, it is wise to be checked out. Many injuries ... don’t exhibit symptoms until weeks or months later. If you don’t initiate care with a chiropractor, a walk-in clinic, an ER, or your primary physician within 14 days, you forfeit ALL rights to any coverage. If we determine that you have no injuries, then all you lose is 40 minutes is your time. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to auto accident injuries. Many people fail to get checked within 14 days and later realize they are hurt. At that point, the coverage has expired, and they wind up responsible for the bills. Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel has more than 33 years of experience in evaluating and treating auto accident injuries.

Getting help from a chiropractor immediately can help reduce the risk of injuries becoming more dangerous and painful as time goes on. After an auto accident, contact Dr. Augustine to begin receiving the treatment your body is looking for.

What Dr. Horchak Can Do for You

With more than 29 years of experience helping accident victims recover, Dr. Horchak can advise you on what to do first. Car crashes are traumatic. Perhaps you need immediate attention, or maybe it ... can wait. Maybe you need an attorney, or maybe you don't. We have extensive experience in evaluating and treating connective tissue injuries to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs and joints. If you require the attention of a different kind of specialist, we can recommend quality orthopedists, neurologists, diagnostic facilities, and MRI centers who will work with your insurance.

How Long After an Auto Accident Should I Wait to See a Chiropractor?

Waiting for an injury to show itself after an accident is not only dangerous, it is negligent. You and anyone involved in an accident should see a licensed physician or professional healthcare ... provider within 72 hours of the accident. An immediate visit to a chiropractor will allow them to maintain a check-up system for you and anyone else involved. This allows them to watch how any injury may develop and design proper care.

After any accident, especially an auto accident, it is especially important that people see an expert. Even in cases where people don't think they are injured in any way, they should be seen within 14 days by a chiropractor who knows how to deal with auto accident injuries. Some injuries, for example, whiplash, are not always evident immediately after the accident. Leaving an injury untreated can have very serious consequences, so being proactive can make all the difference in terms of recovery.

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is the most common auto accident injury today. Whiplash is a neck strain that happens during a serious impact. During a severe impact, the head will be thrown forward and backward ... so sharply that it briefly leaves the neck. This movement is known as hyperextension/hyperflexion. Hyperextension/hyperflexion can result in several injuries to the soft tissues, which are made up of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, and joints. This damage can cause pain, stiffness, headaches, and many other unpleasant symptoms. Whiplash does not have to be a long-term condition. It will be short lived if the proper chiropractic treatments and adjustments are started quickly after the auto accident in most cases. However, if whiplash is ignored it could become a permanently debilitating injury.

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What do I do for Whiplash After a Car Accident?

If you feel you have suffered whiplash after a car accident you must contact your healthcare provider in order to diagnose the severity of the injury. After a proper diagnosis your chiropractor will ... take action to treat your case as well as guiding you in steps to rehabilitating your injury on your own.

What if the Injury Needs Attention Beyond Chiropractic Care?

In the situations where additional help is needed with a specific auto accident injury, Augustine Chiropractic partners with Dr. Huffman via Teladoc. Dr. Huffman can be called on-site to help treat ... pain as needed. The chiropractor can also refer the patient to other experts that he works closely with. Dr. Augustine works with orthopedists, neurologists, diagnostic centers, and MRI facilities who will work with a patient's insurance company. No matter what is needed to heal the injury, Dr. Augustine is prepared to help.