Personal Injury Specialist

Personal Injury Q & A

Personal injuries and auto accidents can be a major source of pain and frustration — especially if you’re dealing with the hassle of medical or auto insurance or lawyers. The team at Greater Lowell Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Lowell and North Andover, Massachusetts, offers complete chiropractic and rehab services in addition to handling all of the paperwork so you can focus on recovering. Led by John Broderick, DC, and Patricia Tamburro, DC, the team works with you to get better and reduce the stress involved in your case. To schedule a consultation, call or book an appointment online today.

What types of personal injuries require treatment?

Personal injuries that occur during a car accident or slip and fall incidents should be evaluated by the doctors at Greater Lowell Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. While your injuries may be minor, in some cases they can cause long-term pain and disability. Common types of personal injuries include:

  • Whiplash

  • Concussion

  • Nerve damage

  • Disc herniations

  • Cuts, bruises, and scrapes

  • Muscle strains and spasms

  • Knee or shoulder pain

  • Numbness and tingling in the arms and hands

It’s best to get an exam to know what to expect during your recovery process and what types of treatment options are available for you.

When should I get treatment after a personal injury?

If you’ve experienced a personal injury — including a car accident — you should seek care immediately. This helps your doctor understand exactly what happened during your accident while it’s still fresh in your memory and leads to faster diagnosis and treatment.

In some cases, you may not feel pain immediately after an accident or injury, but it can set in within 2-3 days after the emotional shock of the incident has subsided. Without treatment, it’s possible that your pain may get worse or become chronic. Getting treatment as soon as possible can help you recover more quickly than rest alone.

Immediate diagnosis and treatment can also help establish your medical records if you’re working with an auto insurance agency or have a personal injury legal case.

What can I expect during my personal injury treatment?

After a thorough exam and evaluation of your injury, your doctor explains your diagnosis, treatment options, and recovery timetable. Treatment may include a variety of therapies to relieve pain and restore normal function to your joints and muscles, including chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy, cold laser, flexion-distraction, or rehab exercises and stretches.

The team handles all of the necessary paperwork from your insurance company, lawyer, or hospital provider so that you can focus on your recovery. By ensuring that the proper paperwork or other documentation is completed, the team can help get insurance coverage or other forms of payment for your care to limit your out-of-pocket expenses.

​​​​​​​If you’ve been involved in an accident or suffered a personal injury, call Greater Lowell Chiropractic & Rehabilitation or schedule a consultation online to learn about your treatment options.