There are a number of reasons to receive immediate chiropractic treatment after a car accident. First, the practical reason, if you are insured in Florida. State law makes it mandatory for you to go to a doctor within 14 days of the accident date, otherwise you have no insurance coverage for your injuries! Right there, that should be a good enough reason for most people. Second, the health reason. When you are involved in a trauma like a car wreck, there can be a number of different injuries that you sustain. For this example, let's say that your injuries did not require immediate hospitalization. If you were rear ended, or worse yet, hit from the side, you will probably have neck pain, headaches, feel nervous or confused, and may even have lower back pain as well. There are many more symptoms you can have, but those are just a few common ones. If left untreated, or worse yet, if you attempt to self treat, these symptoms can get worse, and typically do. Having an examination and xrays of the affected areas can show to what degree you were hurt and what needs to be done for those injuries. Getting this information quickly, can help you go in the correct direction immediately. If you have any questions how chiropractic treatment can help to get over injuries sustained in a car accident, call or email me. I would be happy to assist you.