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Auto & Motorcycle Accidents

Man with sore neck from auto accidentHealing Properly from the Inside out

When you’re in an auto accident, the accident causes acute trauma to your body. While many people are familiar with whiplash, some don’t realize trauma can occur in the neck, shoulders, knees and elbows. When this happens, the trauma causes damage to your tissues.

The Long Term Affects of Scar Tissue

In most auto accident injuries your tissues repair themselves through scar tissue. Over time without care, however, you can experience accelerated degeneration in your body. This degeneration means your body will age quicker when it comes to your health.

Our team will work to help you heal optimally to slow the degenerative problems that could occur in the future.

What You Should Know About Auto Accident Treatment

  • Florida statutes give you 14 days. If you don’t see any doctor (chiropractors included) within 14 days of your accident, you lose the ability to seek treatment for your injuries. If you visit us within those 14 days, we’ll care for you and refer you the appropriate doctor for your Emergency Medical Condition (EMC) diagnosis.
  • You’ll need a specific EMC diagnosis. Statutes require you to have an EMC for proper coverage. As a chiropractor is not allowed to provide this, we can refer you to a nurse practitioner or a primary care physician.
  • You can get more coverage. If you’re seen by any doctor within 14 days and have your EMC diagnosis, you can have your benefits moved from $2,500 to $10,000.

Baywest Medical accepts all insurance and directly bills your insurance for you. If you have specific questions about your coverage we’re happy to answer them; just give us a call. We also accept cash, depending on your situation and preferences.

Important! You will need your accident report as part of your documentation package in order to make a successful claim on insurance.


Do I need a referral to see you after an auto accident?

Absolutely not! We are a primary care provider, and have more than 20 years of experience helping people just like you overcome accident injuries and get back to living a healthy, functional life.

How soon after an accident should I seek care?

In order to have your claim covered, the law states you should seek chiropractic care within 14 days of your accident. However, if it’s been more than 14 days, we’ll certainly still see you and help get your claim filed and covered-your health and wellness is our top priority.

How soon will I feel better?

Everyone’s injuries are unique, so it’s difficult to say until we see you in the practice. Please know that we aim to provide care that’s effective and efficient, designed to get you feeling better and out of pain as quickly as possible.

Can you work with other practitioners on my medical team?

We’d be happy to! In fact, we regularly coordinate care with other medical professionals for our patients, and we’re thrilled to be a trusted part of your team. Whether your other doctors include neurologists, orthopedists or general practitioners, we’re happy to speak with them and develop the best plan for you.

Make an Appointment

Have you or a loved one suffered an injury? Stop in and see us or contact us. We’d love to help you before your pain or injuries get worse.


Auto & Motorcycle Accidents New Port Richey FL | Baywest Medical