The impact to the human body during an automobile accident can cause long term problems, even when you do not immediately realize you are injured.
Even the safest vehicles with the highest rated safety equipment cannot prevent the jarring, twisting, and jerking that we experience. These movements cause physical damage and trauma. Sometimes it takes days, weeks, even months before we realize we have an injury that is slowly worsening. A visit to your medical doctor is merited and should be your first reaction, you should also consider seeing a chiropractic doctor. Chiropractors specialize in the spine, nervous system, and musculoskeletal systems of the body. These are the areas that are most affected by the trauma of an automobile accident.
Selecting the right Chiropractor
It is important that you feel comfortable with your Chiropractor. The practice of chiropractic medicine is a hands-on experience. Here are a few things to consider when you are selecting your chiropractor.
If you have a gender preference regarding medical care, use this to guide you in your choice of Chiropractors. There is a lot of physical contact in the practice of chiropractic medicine. You will need to be comfortable with your chiropractor for long-term treatment.
Ask your family doctor or spine doctor for his or her recommendations. It is important that your entire medical team works well together. This includes all of the medical professionals you access. Chiropractic medicine is effective and popular. Ask your family and friends for their recommendations as well.
- Make an appointment
If you have the time, make an appointment to check out the facility. Speak with the staff to determine if they are friendly, understanding, and professional. Check out the waiting room. Is it comfortable? Does the staff overbook? Is there an unusually long wait time? These things matter when you are in physical discomfort.
- It is a business
Remember that a doctor’s office is a business. While we want to feel cared for and valued, the business end is important. Is the Chiropractor in good standing and do they carry a high rating from the Better Business Bureau? Do they accept your insurance and do you accept their billing policy? How long have they been in business? Are they experienced with accident victims? Are they willing to discuss long-term goals and will they work with you (financially, physically, and intellectually) to accomplish the goals?
Below you will find our top two choices for chiropractic practice in the Posey County area. There are many highly skilled and qualified doctors in the area and we encourage you to use the above information to assist you in choosing one.
Dr. Dwayne Akerman, DC
Dr. Akerman is highly skilled and has specialized in his field for decades. His patients tend to stay with him for years. His total wellness approach makes him a much sought out physician.
Dr. Eric Mitz
Award winning, highly accredited Dr. Eric Mitz has practiced in the area for close to 20 years. His love for his patients and hunger for knowledge has enabled Dr. Mitz to continue reaching for higher levels of education throughout his impressive career.