According to a Mayo clinic summary, chiropractic treatment after a car accident can be a safe alternative to conventional treatment. The help a chiropractor can provide relies upon a steady regimen of loosening the tension in the back as a result of a personal injury. Some chiropractors use massage or other stretching exercises in order to relax the muscles surrounding the spinal column.
Even though chiropractic therapy can have profound effects on the healing process, it is wise to spend time choosing a chiropractor who best fits your needs. Here are some tips to help you in your search for a suitable doctor for your personal injury.
- Make an appointment with your general doctor (primary care physician) first. Inquire about whether or not such treatment for your injury will be helpful to you in the end. Your primary doctor will be able to determine whether you need to see a chiropractic specialist or not based on your medical history and/or past injuries.
- Arrange a time to meet with a potential chiropractor prior to becoming a patient. Address such issues as length of care and his or her methods. Consult trusted family and friends, and ask which physicians they see, or refer to a doctor’s directory online. You can also find one by contacting the American Medical Association for an unbiased referral.
- It is especially important to select a chiropractor who is reputable and concerned with your health and safety, and not making money off of your personal injury case.
A good personal injury lawyer with have experience with many different doctors in town, and will know the reputable ones that are also willing to treat accident victims. It is not appropriate, in our opinion, for a lawyer to send clients to the same doctor repeatedly. This appears to be a “I’ll scratch your back, if you scratch mine” scenario, one that makes jurors and insurance companies highly suspicious. But if a lawyer has a list of medical provider referrals that has been compiled with the clients’ interest, often those providers will be the best experts if the case does go to trial.
So you see, finding a chiropractor who fits your needs and is willing to assist in the process of healing and helping in your personal injury case can be hard, but possible. We hope the information provided here can help you in your search. To read more about medical care and its effect on your Oregon personal injury case, read our free book Seven Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.