Recent Patient Asks me, Dr, Timothy Harcourt, "My Whole Arm Hurts and Is Numb Since the Car Accident, Is That Normal?"
Have pain and/or numbness into the arms or legs following a car accident? Taking the postion it will just go away could prove to be a very costly move in the state of Florida. You have 14 days to see a healthcare provider in the state of Florida or you lose your full PIP coverage. Above and beyong that, damage to the nerves may persist or worsen without the proper attention. Not attending to nerve damage may result in the need for more aggressive more costly procedures as well which if not following the 14 day rule you may end up paying for out of your own funds. The other factor is if you are left with permanent nerve damage you may be left with a permanent disability.
In summary, pain and/or numbness into the fingers or toes, after an auto accident, may be a serious condition that needs to be evaluated immediately. Waiting longer than 14 days after the accident could cost you money and lost function or worse, permanent disability. Need to schedule an appointment with a board certified chiropractic orthopedist? Call our office, Coast Chiropractic Centers, Inc., @ 239.278.3344 option # 1.
B. Timothy Harcourt, DC, FACO
Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist