Has something like this happened to you?!
Here’s what you need to know:
Minnesota is a no-fault state. Meaning any medical bills related to your accident will be paid by your auto insurance no matter what happened in the accident. This allows you to get care quickly without worrying who is going to cover the cost. But there are some rules you must follow in order to get your medical bills covered.
First, you do not need a referral to come see us at Desired Health Chiropractic. The sooner you come in for an examination the easier your auto case is usually processed. If you delay treatment the insurance company may try to make sure the injuries are not related to the collision.
Second, pain relievers may be necessary for a few days after an accident but muscle relaxers are dangerous! When the body experiences trauma from a car accident, the muscles tighten up to protect the nerves in the back and neck. If you take a medication that relaxes the muscles you may do further, permanent damage!
Third, don’t discount the pain. Injuries that are left untreated virtually always turn into chronic pain issues in the future. If you don’t take care of them now, the insurance company will not cover them in the future. That also holds true for any children in an accident as well. They may not complain or relate their issues to the accident so be an advocate for them and make sure to address any problems right away.
Most importantly, don’t wait to get checked out, after even a minor accident. Some whiplash symptoms don’t cause issues for 2-6 weeks after an accident. Some symptoms from car accidents are weird, such as unexplained knee pain or wrist pain that starts a couple weeks after your collision.
At Desired Health Chiropractic we are experts at what we do, and we will walk you through the entire process. Our goal is to help you feel better, heal stronger, and to take the stress out the insurance process.
Call us today to get all your questions answered by an expert- 763-205-6192.