How to Prepare for Your Chiropractic Appointment After an Auto Accident

The time after a car accident can be overwhelming, especially if you begin feeling aches and pains related to the collision. Consider scheduling a chiropractic appointment to address your post-accident discomfort and begin your journey to recovery. While you may already know that you should schedule a chiropractic appointment with a practice specializing in collision recovery, you may need to learn how to prepare for that appointment.

What to Bring for Your Chiropractic Appointment

Although you might have visited a chiropractor before, after a car accident, you’ll need to bring more information than you would for a standard chiropractic appointment. A chiropractor specializing in car accident recovery is prepared to work with your automobile insurance to ensure that you receive all of your qualified benefits.

Insurance Paperwork

Regardless of who was at fault for the accident, you should bring your insurance information, the insurance information for the at-fault driver, or any medical payment information provided to you.

Photo ID

You need a valid, state-issued photo ID for your chiropractic office to keep on file and to verify your identity.

Attorney Information for your Appointment

If you’re working with an attorney after your car accident, it’s beneficial to provide your chiropractic office with their information. Many chiropractic offices can also refer you to a quality personal injury attorney to help you navigate your claims after an accident.

An attorney will work with your chiropractic office to create a lien allowing you to pay medical bills after settling your case.

Police Report or Claim Number

Bringing a copy of the police report from your accident allows your chiropractor to see the complete picture of the trauma your body endured as a result of the accident. If you still need the police report, bringing the claim number allows your chiropractor to obtain the information when it’s complete.

Identify Your Symptoms During Your Chiropractic Appointment

Often, the boost of adrenaline you experience after a car accident can mask symptoms, so initially, you may feel fine. However, over time, you may develop areas of discomfort related to the collision. Your chiropractor can detect subtle injuries and provide care that keeps them from progressing.

Some common symptoms patients develop after a car accident include:

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Nausea
  • Lower back pain
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Shoulder pain or stiffness
  • Knee pain

Some symptoms, such as neck pain, can take eight days or longer to develop.

Rely on Veeva Chiropractic Clinic for Your Auto Injury Care

After you experience a vehicle accident, receiving prompt, skilled care is critical. The Veeva Chiropractic Clinic team offers patients in Oregon and Washington specialized chiropractic care to restore their health after a car accident.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries from a car accident, it’s essential to prioritize recovery and schedule an appointment with Veeva Chiropractic Clinic today.