Accident recovery is often a scary and stressful time.
Depending on your injury, you may have a long recovery process, and your income during this time period may be limited if you are unable to return to work.
While considering your options during this time, you may be interested in learning about Social Security Disability and whether applying is an option for you.
Who Should Apply for Social Security Disability (SSDI)?
It is important to note that SSDI is a long-term disability program, and it is intended for people who are expected to be disabled for at least 12 months.
Therefore, it is not an option for people with short term needs. A person who broke his or her leg in a car accident and will be able to return to work once the cast is removed in six weeks is not going to be eligible for SSDI benefits.
The neck endures more stress than most people realize, the necks flexible range of motion as well as its role of carrying your 13lb head, and being mostly bone and cartilage with very little muscle makes the neck one of the easiest parts of the body to injure.
Everything is connected: In the middle of the spine is the spinal cord, which follows a path straight down the spine and exits in between every vertebrae.
The spinal cord is the nerve center of the body and it links to every organ, tissue, tendon, gland and muscle in the body.
Many problems such as pins and needles, numbness and pain in the extremities of the body often begins with a spinal injury or misalignment of some sort.
An undiagnosed neck problem can manifest as shoulder or arm pain because of how the spinal cord and nervous system are interlinked.
Typical injuries that can easily be treated by a chiropractor are muscle strain, ankle sprains, soft tissue injuries, and back injuries. All of the previous injuries can be diagnosed and treated by a chiropractor, and you don’t have to worry about a huge medical bill. Perhaps the key to lowering healthcare costs and reducing medical bills is simply finding alternative health care practitioners who can provide the same services as medical doctors, but at a lower rate.
Protect your health, your wallet and fix your body. Everything in the world seems to cost a lot of money, and medical care is not excluded from the overall increase in the cost of living. If you have been to the emergency room, if you have been hit with huge co-payments from your health insurance company or if you do not have health insurance– then you know how expensive health care costs. Regardless of your political affiliation it is obvious that healthcare is too expensive. Even simple visits to the doctor or to the ER are going to take a lot of your time and even more of your money.
The goal of chiropractic and treating include:
- Relieve pain
- Readjust the neck and spine
- Prevent life time chronic pain from car accidents
- Promote healthy recovery.
- Treat soft tissue injuries.
The human body is quite resilient: it is able to fight off infectious diseases, it can heal from a broken bone, and through modern medicine the average person can expect to live at least 77 years or more.
Although the human body is quite tough, it only takes an impact of 3 mph to cause whiplash. Many people do not see the importance of seeking help when they are in slow speed car accidents.
Oddly enough, whiplash injuries from a slow moving crash can cause months of pain, and abnormal wear to the spine.
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