Back Pain After Car Accident: What to Do

By: Dr. Ellis Schauder|June 15, 2020

Back Pain After Car Accident What to DoIn the United States, there are around 6 million car accidents every year. The chance you were in a car accident (or can be in a car accident) can be relatively high. Not all car crashes are fatal and not all car crashes involve injury, but some can result in a lot of pain, including back pain. The good news is that if you wear a seat belt this cuts the risk of injury in half. If you happen to be one of the unlucky drivers who have suffered an injury from a car accident, it’s time to consider what you can do to help alleviate the pain. In this blog post, we will be discussing what you can do to help alleviate back pain after a car accident (and other pain, for that matter). 

What to Do 

If you’ve recently been in a car accident it can be hard to figure out what is best for you to do. One of the more important things you can do is to get a medical evaluation. Let’s list some common steps for you so you know what you can do after a car accident: 

  • 1) Get medically evaluated
  • 2) Speak to a qualified car accident attorney 
  • 3) Contact a chiropractor 

1) Get medically evaluated

After a car accident, you want to make sure that you speak to a medical professional so they can evaluate your pain. It doesn’t matter how minor your car accident was, you need to make sure that you have an evaluation by a medical professional. Florida Law says you have 14 days to be evaluated after a car accident.

A medical evaluation will commonly include: 

  • An examination
  • Medically necessary X-rays
  • Appropriate treatment

2) Speak to a qualified car accident attorney

Having a medical evaluation before you see a car accident attorney is really helpful because they may need to see your evaluation to verify you were injured in the accident. Appropriately addressing your back pain with treatments may be expensive. A car accident attorney can assess your circumstances and help you seek the proper compensation. 

3) Contact a chiropractor

The main objective of a chiropractor is to help relieve pain with the use of spinal manipulation. After a back injury, a professional chiropractor can help you relieve your pain. This is a non-surgical form of rehabilitative medicine that can aid in treating back pain from a car accident

Schauder Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Now that you know what you can do to help alleviate back pain after a car accident, it’s time to find a professional who can not only evaluate your injury but treat it. At Schauder Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we are auto injury doctors in Orlando

At Schauder Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we offer chiropractic care for car accidents as well as rehabilitative massage therapy. As a chiropractor in Orlando for over thirty years, Schauder Chiropractic & Wellness Center has been delivering patients the following extensive medical services:

Be sure to schedule your appointment today at our Orlando, Florida office at 407-275-6700.

About The Author: Dr. Ellis Schauder

Dr. Schauder graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Consequently, he graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from New York Chiropractic College. He completed post-graduate studies in the areas of radiology, impairment rating and chiropractic orthopedics. Dr. Schauder is licensed in the states of Florida and New York.