• 1759 Creighton Rd, Pensacola, FL 32504

    Your Pensacola Chiropractor Helps Patients Recover From Car and Auto Accident Injury

    At Gilmore Chiropractic, Your Pensacola Chiropractor Dr. J. Blake Gilmore has assisted many patients in their evaluation and physical recovery from injuries correlated to car and auto accidents. If you have been injured in a car or auto accident, we are here to help you!

    In the State of Florida It Is Important To Be Evaluated By A Health Care Provider Within 14 Days Of A Car Accident!

    Most people are unaware that in the state of Florida an individual’s own car insurance policy covers medical treatment if they have been injured in a car or auto accident even if they were the at fault party. However, the key to obtain coverage for your treatment is that a health care provider must evaluate your injuries within 14 days of your auto accident. If you are seen by our office, we will take care of the filing and billing with your car insurance company so you can focus on getting better.

    We Specialize In Evaluating and Treating Car and Auto Accident Injuries

    Dr. Gilmore has specialized training in diagnosing and treating injuries caused by car accidents. He received training and certification from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology to enable him to better understand and evaluate neck and head injuries caused by car and auto accidents.  This training also provides him with an understanding of how serious injuries can occur from low impact car and auto accidents that seem minor where the vehicles were not substantially damaged. As discussed in this article, many patients assume they should feel the symptoms of an injury immediately after the car accident. However, this is a false assumption. It can take days for the symptoms to appear and they may not become severe for some time. This is why it is so important that patients receive an evaluation from a health care provider, even if they think the pain level is manageable, because over time they may find it becomes unmanageable.

    Car and Auto Accident Injuries That Are Not Properly Treated Lead To Long Term Pain!

    It is important to seek treatment because injuries from auto accidents can vary case by case. Injuries from car accidents include, but are not limited to: whiplash, neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, leg pain, dizziness and headaches that can be debilitating and interfere with your ability to return to your normal activities and work. Many patients do not understand the impact an untreated (or under-treated) auto accident injury can have on their daily lives and activities. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that occur during auto accidents due to the forceful, rapid back and forth movement of the neck when your car suddenly stops moving.  There is also a connection between whiplash and concussions. There are some doctors who are unwilling or ill-equipped to treat auto injuries, while others do not take the time to fully evaluate and treat these injuries. This is why our office is working so hard to educate others on these types of injuries.

    We Work Closely With Other Medical Providers To Make Sure You Receive All Of The Necessary Care For Your Injury

    At Gilmore Chiropractic we work closely and in conjunction with other medical providers to make sure you receive all of the necessary examinations and care to properly evaluate and treat your car and auto accident injuries.  Many local primary care doctors refer their patients to Your Pensacola Chiropractor for chiropractic treatment and physical therapy, as a part of their larger treatment plan. We regularly refer patients out for MRIs to obtain more detailed images of the discs and soft tissues of the neck and back, which can be very important to understand the full extent of a patient’s injury.  Dr. Gilmore also refers patients out to other specialists, including orthopedists and neurologists, for evaluations and treatment and sometimes just to get a second opinion about a patient’s injuries or symptoms. Our goal at Gilmore Chiropractic is to make sure that you get the proper evaluations and treatment you need to recover from your car or auto accident injuries so you can return to normal activities!

    There Are Steps You Can Take Now To Help Prevent Car And Auto Accident Injuries

    At Gilmore Chiropractic we are trying to “treat” car and auto accident injuries before they ever occur.  Your Pensacola Chiropractor is taking an active role treating car and auto accident injuries by writing articles for blog posts that focus on informing the public how they can prevent car and auto accident injuries.  Please take the time to read these articles and share the information so you can help us treat auto and car accident injuries too!

    If you feel you have more questions or concerns about your auto accident and potential injuries, please call our office. We are here to help! Let all of us at Gilmore Chiropractic help you on your road to recovery!