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Will Seeing a Chiropractor Affect My Personal Injury Case in South Carolina?

A chiropractor adjusting a woman’s back.

Personal injuries can involve all types of physical injuries, and the settlement you can seek varies depending upon the severity of the injury you have suffered and the type of treatment you need during your recovery.

In some cases, your doctor may recommend treatment from a chiropractor who specializes in personal injuries to alleviate your pain. Depending on your injury, chiropractic treatments can help you recover from your injury after you have received a full evaluation from your doctor. Yet, many people are unaware that chiropractic care can also support your personal injury claim.

Keep reading to learn more about how chiropractic treatments may help your recovery and how seeing a chiropractor may affect your personal injury case in South Carolina.

How Can a Chiropractor Help Me After My Injury?

A man experiencing back pain after a personal injury.Chiropractic care is a medical treatment often referred to as “manual manipulation” or “manual adjustment” because the chiropractor will be directly treating your pain points. Your doctor is likely to advise chiropractic care if you are facing spine or spinal damage, or pains that will be best relieved by manual manipulation.

In some back injury cases, people do not experience immediate pain and wait to seek a chiropractor for their injuries until they start to hurt. Waiting to seek treatment for your injuries can lessen your chances of receiving compensation and can cause long term recovery.

Plus, it’s always best to seek advice from a chiropractor as soon as your primary doctor recommends to do so instead of masking an injury temporarily with pain medication. A personal injury chiropractor can help you find the best treatment for your injuries.

What Should I Do if I See a Chiropractor After a Personal Injury?

A chiropractor helping their patient with leg pain after suffering a personal injury.Whether you have experienced an injury from a car accident, a slip and fall, or while you’re on the job, chiropractic care expenses may be covered in your personal injury claim.

To seek compensation for your chiropractic care, your case needs to show your treatment was a medical necessity for your recovery. If you seek a chiropractor after your doctor has recommended to do so, it’s vital to keep all the documents you receive throughout your treatment so you have your best chance at recovering the costs of all of your medical expenses.

Here are some steps our personal injury lawyers strongly suggest following when seeking treatment at a chiropractic office after your injury to protect your right to maximum possible compensation:

  • Ask for copies of all the medical charts and a detailed list of the symptoms you’re facing. The list of symptoms also needs to mention the severity of each symptom because it will give the insurance company a better idea of the pain and suffering you have experienced from the accident.
  • When an insurance company reviews the documentation, it will not be sufficient enough to list chiropractic treatment alone. The insurance company needs to see the specific services provided for the injury, and how it was medically required to treat the injury with those specific treatments.
  • Make sure to have copies of all billing information with the exact dates and the cost for each treatment. These particular documents can help with your settlement claim and getting necessary medical treatments covered after your accident.

Contact a South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney

At Harris & Graves, our South Carolina personal injury attorneys understand your injuries and financial losses can dramatically impact your life. That’s why we want to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Our team believes every client deserves a qualified and dedicated legal attorney who is willing to fight for their rights. Our South Carolina personal injury attorneys have a successful history helping injured victims get the settlement they deserve.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a personal injury, the South Carolina personal injury attorneys at Harris & Graves, P.A. are ready to serve you. Call us today at (877) 390-8590 or fill out our free review form.