Chiropractic Care Madison, WI
One of the first considerations after an accident should be to get into see a Chiropractor as soon as possible. More and more people are finding Chiropractic to be their favorite type of health care. As the population continues to become aware of the side effects of drugs, people are looking for a good alternative. They realize that their pain is not the result of a Hydrocodone or Tylenol deficiency. There has never been a doctor (I hope) that told someone that their blood work came back and showed that they were low on pain killers and if he can just get some back into his system, he will be healthy again. Spennetta Chiropractic Care Madison, WI is one of the top Chiropractors in the country with helping you understand what treatment is right for you.
A Chiropractor will be able to do a thorough examination and even take x-rays if needed. He will then go over his findings, explain what is wrong and where and how he can help (or refer to another doctor if necessary). The Chiropractor will make sure your bones and joints are aligned properly for a good recovery. Exercise and Physical Therapy are important, but so is alignment. (You wouldn’t want your Orthopedist to put a broken leg into a cast without “setting” it first so that it aligns properly, or you may not be able to use it later). Selection of a good Chiropractor is also important. Not all Chiropractors do both Chiropractic and Physical Therapy. You could see one of each, or find one that does both, so that you only have to travel to one clinic. Additionally, you want to find a Chiropractor that has seen a lot of accident patients, because experience matters.
Often people turn to over the counter pain killers to help treat their pain. They should be careful however to make sure that they are not masking the pain while something more serious is going on, or covering up the pain so much that they over do it and make their injury worse. Pain killers can be useful to get you through a rough spot in your recovery while you are getting other treatment, but they should not be used as a treatment alone.
Medical doctors can prescribe stronger pain killers, but remember, they will have more significant side effects and may make you unable to do things like drive or operate heavy machinery. Never “borrow” someone else’s prescription…that is a felony.
Physical Therapy comes in many forms. Most are very helpful if done properly for the appropriate injury. Options include: Ice, Heat, Traction, Massage (there are many types), Electric Muscle Stimulation, Ultrasound, Exercises, stretches and even Cold Laser. You should work with your doctor to find out which will be appropriate for your condition.
On rare occasions, surgery may be necessary to stop bleeding, repair damaged tissue or organs in order to save a life. Sometimes, surgery may be required to stabilize an area that is not healing correctly, to surgically fuse bones or to repair herniated discs or other neurological issues.
You should be compensated for:
a. Medical bills
b. Future medical bills
c. Time missed from work
d. Mileage to and from appointments
e. Lost wages (present and future)
f. Pain and suffering
g. Pain and suffering of family members (or inability to perform household or spousal activities). Although difficult to talk about, if it is affecting your performance or enjoyment in the bedroom, it should be discussed and compensated.
h. Any increase in insurance premiums.
There are other items that can be added here, and consulting with an attorney is recommended. You do not have to hire the attorney, but it is recommended that you talk to one. (This is the part the insurance company will try to negotiate the most).