Car accidents happen when you least expect them, and if you wait too long to seek treatment for injuries, additional complications may arise. Dr. Gabriel Busquets of Primero Spine + Joint specializes in providing prompt care to patients of all ages in Jacksonville, Florida, and the surrounding communities who’ve been injured in a car accident. Even if you don’t have immediate symptoms, it’s a good idea to seek medical care to be sure you don’t develop an underlying condition. Call the office or schedule an appointment online if you or a family member were in a car accident.
A comprehensive chiropractic evaluation as soon as possible after an auto accident can indicate the extent of your injury and provide relief without medications. Since one of the most common car accident injuries is whiplash – when your head and neck are forcefully or suddenly thrown backward and then forward – it makes sense to seek the help of a chiropractor. Dr. Busquets specializes in treating whiplash, or any other type of head, neck, and spinal injury.
You may not even realize you’ve injured your neck or spine during a car accident because symptoms sometimes don’t appear until more than 24 hours afterward. In Florida, a no-fault state when it comes to auto insurance, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible, since you only have 14 days from the day of the accident to see a medical professional. So, not only can chiropractic care gently adjust your neck and provide pain relief, but a visit to Primero Spine + Joint can also ensure that you receive financial compensation from the insurance company.
The symptoms of whiplash vary, but typically include any of the following:
When you come in to see Dr. Busquets after a car accident, he carefully examines your spine, head, neck, and any other areas of pain. He may also take X-rays of your head and neck to determine the severity of your injury, and if you do in fact have whiplash. He performs gentle, manual manipulation of your head, neck, and spine according to your injury, to give you pain relief without prescribing medication.
Depending on your injuries, he creates a customized treatment plan of chiropractic adjustments and other physical therapies or exercises that will relieve your pain and continue to help you heal.
If you or a family member are in a car accident, call the office as soon as possible, or schedule online, to take the first step toward fully restoring your health.