Accident chiropractic is a specialty within the chiropractic profession. Accident chiropractors have specialized training in diagnosing and treating whiplash injuries, car accident reconstruction, forensic procedures, disability evaluation and other topics. Personal injury cases such as car accidents, slips and falls, assault and battery are both medical and legal matters. This is why it is important to have a specialist who understands these factors and can not only successfully treat your problem, but also be able to provide documentation to support your legal claim.
Is Accident Chiropractic Different Than Regular Chiropractic?
After an auto accident an insurance adjuster or examiner will go over your treatment records in detail. They are looking at the diagnoses your doctor used, how long each diagnosis was treated for, if they changed over time, if you had re-examinations and whether you completed standardized questionnaires. They will also look at the specific treatments you received and whether there was good rationale for such care. They will disallow treatments not consider within the norm. Some chiropractors provide treatment in non-accident cases that are considered controversial within and outside of the profession. In an accident case, this is harmful to your case. The adjuster will also be looking for gaps in treatment of 1 week or more. Your regular chiropractor may allow you to come and go as you please, but this doesn’t work in an accident case. For these reasons and many more, it is important to see an Auto Injury Chiropractor for your accident injuries.