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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.