The chiropractor can treat most auto accident injuries. Some of the most common auto accident injuries are whiplash, back pain, sciatica, and numbness in the extremities. Many people also develop stiffness in the neck, headaches, dizzy spells, and many other problems after they are injured in an auto accident. Chiropractic care is often the best option for auto accident injuries because it allows for natural healing that truly addresses the cause of the pain. Even if a patient thinks that they are okay after an auto accident, it is always best to get checked out by a chiropractor who is highly experienced in these types of injuries. Some auto accident injuries are not evident until a day or two after the accident, so it is important to be evaluated as soon as possible.
No, it is not necessary to get a referral from a physician to see a chiropractor after an auto accident. However, many physicians do recommend that their patients see a chiropractor after an auto accident, especially if the patient wants a long-term fix rather than a short term medication-based treatment.
The treatment is customized for each person. Most people who are in auto accidents have several types of pain post-accident, including neck pain, back pain, headaches, or other issues. The chiropractic care provider will identify where the problem originates, which is typically in the lumbar or cervical spine. Through non-invasive spinal adjustments and other complementary modes of treatment, the patient can achieve relief of their pain very quickly. Most people who receive treatment for auto accident injury will need a series of treatments for optimum healing. Even if the patient is unable to pay for the treatments up front, the chiropractor can work with the patient's attorney or insurance company so that treatment can proceed and the healing can begin.
"Extremely friendly staff! Dr. Norce has been extremely helpful in answering questions and is very friendly."
"Dr. Norce and his staff are very professional and caring. I was impressed with the focus on health goals and treatment planning."
"I absolutely love Dr. Norce, my entire family has been going to him for over 10 years... The city of Coeur d' Alene is lucky to have him."
"Love Dr. Norce and what he has done for me... If you have back issues, headaches, or neck pain, I highly recommend Dr. Norce!"
"Dr. Norce and his staff are extremely professional and friendly. A very welcoming office and a Dr. who truly cares about you and your issue."