Car accidents can turn your life upsidedown. The last thing you need is the extra stress of making sure your health is taken care of. Evidence shows car crashes can cause personal injury despite the speed of impact or damage done to the vehicle. Delayed pain is a very common documented phenomenon. This delay is thought to be, in part, caused by the time it takes for inflammation to build up. Car crashes can drastically change the way your body functions and this often leads to dysfunction and pain. Pain from an auto collision can take weeks to develop, so schedule an appointment today to find out the extent of your injuries.
Traditional medicine often focuses on reducing pain. Medication is often the main treatment to reduce pain, but may not restore function that could have been lost during the accident. If left untreated car crash injuries can cause pain for years to come.
As your Ogden, Utah, Chiropractors, we start by doing a complete examination including x-rays, (if needed) to determine how significant the injury is. We then focus on reducing pain as much as possible by utilizing several forms of therapy including: ice, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, instrument assisted massage, massage therapy, trigger point therapy, and natural dietary supplements. Once the pain lessens, we focus on restoring proper function to repair the underlying problem. We offer chiropractic manipulation/adjusting, physical therapy exercises and postural training to help restore proper function.
The state of Utah requires drivers to have a minimum of $3,000 personal injury protection (PIP). Utah is a no-fault state, meaning your insurance will pay for your health care after a car accident until the bills reach your PIP limit. Your insurance company is not allowed to increase your rates for using your no-fault benefits, as long as the accident was not your fault. If you have exceeded your PIP limit, you may need an attorney to ensure the insurance company will cover the expenses from the accident.
For more information regarding Utah’s Personal Injury Protection laws, visit the following links for legislation regarding your rights.