It is likely that if you have sustained a serious upper or lower back injury that you don’t feel much like cooperating, or doing anything at all for that matter. This is a common dilemma that people with chiropractic injuries face – they have to get treatment and improve their conditions, but they also have to function in the face of pain or major discomfort. This can make it very trying and difficult to file a claim for personal injury.

This is usually the reason that people are told to seek legal assistance immediately after any sort of injury occurs. Of course, it is best to get medical care before reaching for the nearest phone and contacting a law firm, but it is best to act fast on both matters.

Obviously, you need the appropriate medical and chiropractic care right away in order to prevent further damage and to get you on the road to recovery. You should also understand, however, that your Denver chiropractor or rehab specialist is going to serve as a powerful source of evidence as to the extent of the damage.

For example, let’s say you are in the grocery store and there have been some calls for a “clean up on aisle…” You may subconsciously hear these announcements, but like most other shoppers you may not make any sort of mental “note” to be careful in that aisle. After ten minutes of shopping you turn a corner and go sliding along the floor with a crash. You have just discovered that unattended spill, and learned that the cleanup never happened.

This is called a “slip and fall” incident but is always going to end up as a case of personal injury. After you take the fall, it is likely that you will need medical care, and this is the time to begin documenting your case.

For instance, NEVER finish your shopping, load it into the car, and head home. Instead, you will want to request that a medical team is called and that you are treated at the scene or taken to a medical facility. There you will need to ensure that your upper and lower back are assessed for injury, and then follow up with your chiropractor to begin getting treatment.

This is the only way to be able to live with the injury as you begin the process of asking the store (or party “at fault”) to pay compensation towards medical bills or other issues.

Author: Dr. Trent Artichoker