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Auto Accident FAQs

How long do you have to see a doctor after an auto accident?

After a car accident you only have 14 days after the date of your auto accident to be evaluated for your injuries or you may lose your benefits.

What to do after an auto accident?

  • Call 911
  • Document the accident
  • If possible take pictures
  • Get an evaluation from an experienced auto accident doctor
  • Call Doctor Wagner 24/7 and begin your recovery

What are the most common auto accident injuries?

Car accidents have the ability to cause injury to every part of the human body, but several injuries are more common than others:

  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Facial injuries

How should I treat car accident back pain?

If you are experiencing back pain after an accident, it is imperative that you make an appointment with a skilled auto accident doctor as soon as possible to determine the severity of your injury. Your physician will be able to create a custom treatment regimen to help you heal, including:

  • Gentle back exercises
  • Massage therapy
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Alternating hot and cold on the affected area

What are the side effects after a car accident?

After an auto accident you may experience all or some of the following symptoms: headaches, neck and back pain, stomach pain, numbness. In more serious auto accidents you may experience PTSD. Some of these symptoms can be delayed so it's always best to visit a doctor after a car accident.

What is whiplash? What are its symptoms?

Whiplash is an injury of the neck that is caused by a violent back and forth “snapping” of the neck vertebrae, often found in auto accident victims involved in a rear-end collision. The pain from whiplash injuries can range from moderate to severe, but can be effectively treated through chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy.

How effective is chiropractic for car accident injuries?

Chiropractic has been proven effective for treating injuries to the musculoskeletal system (including the back, neck, and extremities), without using potentially dangerous prescription medications or surgery.

How is MRI used when dealing with auto accident injuries?

MRI and X-ray are medical imaging techniques which are used to discover structural injuries to the body. If a patient comes to us with localized pain, we have the ability to scan the area and determine if there is any structural damage, ranging from breaks & fractures, to lesser injuries like sprains & strains.

Will I need an X-ray after an auto accident?

If you have sustained an injury as a result of an automobile or motorcycle accident, diagnostic imaging is among the first tools that accident doctors use to diagnose injuries and conditions in order to figure out the next steps of treatment, and we gladly accept walk-ins for both X-ray and MRI services.

Can chiropractic help with Whiplash pain?

Because most whiplash injuries impact the spine and the surrounding nerves and tissues, chiropractic is a particularly useful form of treatment. Dr. Wagner is skilled in assessing the source of the pain associated with your whiplash injury and determining a unique plan for effective treatments. Chiropractic treatments are gentle and non-invasive.

How is chiropractic used to minimize auto accident neck pain?

Dr. Wagner makes use of controlled, sudden-force techniques, often referred to as “cervical manipulation,” to press your joints back into alignment. This joint manipulation helps to loosen up tight areas where nerves or muscles are inflamed or compressed, greatly reducing your pain and increasing your range of motion.

Do you offer transportation to help me make it to my appointment?

Yes! We provide transportation across Volusia County to make sure you can get to your scheduled appointments. Give us a call at (386) 888-8888 to schedule your appointment and arrange for transportation today!

Can chiropractic adjustments help after a motorcycle accident?

According to the NHTSA, the number of serious injuries for motorcycle riders is 29x greater than for automobile drivers, per mile traveled. Fortunately, with the MRI/X-ray imaging capabilities of Dr. Wagner, we can ascertain exactly what injuries you have sustained, and create a custom-tailored chiropractic treatment program to begin helping with your pain, at the source of the injury.