Auto Accidents, Whiplash, and Florida’s 14 Day Personal Injury Protection Law

After sustaining injuries from a car accident, one thing you are going to be seeking is a solution to the pain.   Florida’s Personal Injury Protection law or PIP law limits the amount of time that individuals have to receive Personal Injury Protection benefits following an accident.  Unless you initiate treatment within 14 days, you will forfeit your right for medical treatment under PIP.

One of the most common injuries as a result of an accident is whiplash.  Whiplash is an injury to the neck that is a result of your head being lashed back and forth in a quick motion, causing discomfort. Many issues can stem from whiplash, such as joint dysfunction and disc herniation. When whiplash occurs, the muscles and ligaments can tear or become loose, restricting range of movement and increasing pain.

If whiplash is not taken care of, you can suffer from chronic pain, faulty movement patterns, or cognitive and higher center dysfunction. When the nervous system is impacted due to a change in the spine, the way it controls the coordinated function of muscles can cause intense pain signals from the whiplash injury. Mental functioning and difficulties concentrating are also possible because of this type of injury.

One way that many people are seeking relief is with chiropractic care. Chiropractors have studied the spine and the body for many years, as it is an ancient form of medicinal care. After a chiropractor examines you, they can determine the best possible treatment for you.

This treatment can include manipulation, muscle relaxation or stimulation, various exercises, and lifestyle changes. Spinal manipulation is one of the most popular benefits of chiropractic care. It involves the chiropractor moving the joint into the direction that it is restricted from. This is what most people fear to be the painful experience, however it is not painful at all. Muscle relaxation and stimulation involve stretches to the injured muscle to help the muscle become loose and able to move more freely. Exercises and lifestyle changes can help benefit your overall health as it improves any pain and gives a sense of satisfaction.

Nationwide, Chiropractors are, in most cases, the first professionals to see patients after a car accident.  Chiropractic care can benefit anyone that is suffering from pain after an auto accident.  A chiropractor will set up a treatment plan specific for your body enable to benefit you and promote overall health. Whiplash is a pain that can be treated.  Without proper care it can cause issues for the rest of a person’s life.  At Bauman Chiropractic, we are dedicated to providing you the best healthcare and will work closely with local specialist to ensure that you receive the highest quality care available.

There is never a good time to get injured in an automobile accident.   If you have an accident, please do not wait to call us, even if you are at fault.  Remember, there is often a lag in the onset of symptoms following an automobile accident.  You can loose considerable insurance coverage if you wait more than 14 days.   It’s overwhelming, for those injured, the way the Florida auto insurance works.  Bauman Chiropractic has been navigating through this maze of issues that you may be faced with for almost 60 years.  Call with any questions.  If we don’t know the answers we will find the answers.  We are a provider for all Florida automobile insurance carriers.  Florida is a no-fault state and your automobile insurance covers care in our office.

Our doctors and staff will work diligently in an effort to restore your health and ease your mind during this stressful time.


source;, by Dr. Reid Bauman /, by Dr. Lisa Owen / 

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