Going to chiropractor

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Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:19 pm

How long is too long to go to a chiropractor? People have told me before that if you go to a chiropractor took long, the insurance won't cover it in your settlement.

I have been going 7 weeks and my back still hurts and the chiro says I should keep coming but i Do'nt know, it seems like a long time to go for. I want to feel better but I also cant afford to pay for the chiro appointments if the insurance says it won't pay.


Richard Dingus
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Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:46 am


When you are receiving treatment for your injuries after a car accident, it is important to remember that if you are in pain and a medical professional has ordered you to continue treatment, then you should keep attending doctor's appointments until you have reached maximum medical improvement.

I'm sorry to hear you are still feeling pain in your back after seven weeks of treatment. If you are still in pain and you and your doctor agree that you should continue seeking treatment, then you should do what you believe is best. You may consider making an appointment with your primary care doctor to assess your treatment plan and to talk about what other kinds of treatment may be available to you.

The insurance company is responsible for treatment that is deemed "reasonable and necessary." Typically, in the eyes of the auto insurance company, chiropractic treatment that goes beyond 6-8 weeks may not be "reasonable and necessary," and there is a risk that they may refuse to reimburse some of your treatment costs. If the insurance company only reimburses part of your chiropractic bill, then you may be stuck with paying the remainder of the bill out of your own pocket.

Again, I would like to emphasize that the most important factor in this equation is that you receive the medical treatment you need to feel better. You may wish to consult with your primary care doctor to assess the effectiveness of the chiropractic treatment you are receiving, as this type of care may not work in every case for every injury. Further, if you would like more information on medical treatment, we recommend checking out the section on our website on the topic: Medical Treatment.

I hope your pain starts to improve and you are able to recover costs for your treatment. If you have any trouble, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.
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