Car Accident? We Can Help!
Here at Seaside Spine we are committed to assisting you through the recovery process after an auto accident. After an auto accident you are in pain and seeking relief. Often times people are unsure where to go after an accident. Our facilities have specialized equipment that are necessary to properly treat injuries related to accidents. On-site digital X-Ray, spinal decompression, flexion distraction, intersegmental traction, electrical stimulation, cold laser therapy and manual therapies.
Do I need to go to the ER?
Going to the emergency room after an accident can leave you frustrated and without answers. Just because nothing is broken, does NOT mean there are no injuries. Most injuries from an accident are soft tissue. For this reason, it is very important to seek the help of a professional that truly understands soft tissue injuries and how to treat and rehabilitate the spine. Dr. Barbee has advanced training in the care and treatment of disc herniations and soft tissue injuries such as whip lash. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident; don’t hesitate, call us today. 850-460-2362.
It is important to know that in the state of Florida, you must see a chiropractor or other medical professional within 14 days of your accident to qualify for personal injury protection coverage.
It is tempting to minimize your injuries when your vehicle doesn’t have a lot of visible damage. Even a fender bender can cause serious injuries. Auto accidents can result in hidden injuries that can go unseen for weeks or even months. Remember you only have 14 days to seek treatment after an accident to receive coverage.
Common Injuries and FAQs
What is personal injury protection?
Personal injury protection, also known as PIP, is insurance that covers you and those in your household for auto accident related injuries regardless of who is at fault. Florida law requires that all drivers carry PIP coverage of at least $10,000.
Why do I have pain in my arms and hands?
The nerves that run to your arms and hands exit the spine through the injured part of the neck. Neck and lower back pain can result directly from the trauma of the accident, or as a reaction to the loss of proper spinal curvature.
Why did my headaches start more than a week after my accident?
Whether you have been in an auto accident or over- exerted yourself at work, your body is constantly adapting to its surroundings. When your body is exhausted and can no longer adapt, symptoms can appear. It can take weeks, even months to occur.