When you’re in a car accident, everything can feel overwhelming. Being without your vehicle is distressing enough, but the injuries sustained in a crash can completely change your entire life in an instant. Not only can they can keep you out of work, but they can even keep you from doing basic things like cooking and cleaning.
In this instance, it’s not difficult to see that you need the help of a chiropractor that focuses on caring for people involved in car crashes to get you functioning again – but which one? How can you tell whom to turn to and whom to trust?
Here’s a short list of things you should look for in a chiropractor when you’ve been involved in an auto accident:
- They offer a complimentary consultation
You shouldn’t have to commit to treatment before getting to speak directly with a doctor. It’s likely you have lots of questions. If a doctor doesn’t have the time to meet with you face-to-face to discuss your concerns upfront, that’s a red flag that you’re likely not going to get much personal attention later on, either.
- They have all the latest technology on site
Technology alone doesn’t make a good doctor, but at a minimum your auto accident chiropractor should have the following items:
- Dual Digitalized Inclinometer
- Digitalized Muscle Testing
- Digital Radiography Testing
These three pieces of equipment not only allow your chiropractor to complete a full and detailed evaluation of your condition to better treat your injuries, but they also help insure that the car insurance company will pay you a fair settlement.
- They have an extensive network of doctors and lawyers they work with
Navigating the world of auto accidents, or “personal injury” cases can be very confusing, and even scary. It’s incredibly important to work with a chiropractor that has a large referral network. If your injuries necessitate that you be checked by another doctor or your case is best suited to be handled by an attorney, a good chiropractor will be able to not only let you know, but also provide you with a list of people they work with and trust to take good care of you.