Which is better in Maryland crash cases, physical therapy or chiropractic care?

Periodically, clients injured in Maryland car and truck crashes ask us what sort of therapeutic care they should undertake for their injuries. It is not always evident whether their question is one about what will maximize their economic gain or hasten their physical recovery or both.

There are a host of different modalities to choose from and which is best can be function of innumerable variables. Historically in the legal claims community, it was thought that seeing an orthopedist and undergoing physical therapy was the best direction both with respect to physical healing and economic gain but this paradigm has altered as modern Americans seek different less traditional sorts of post-accident care.

First it was chiropractic care that was the primary alternative, then osteopathic care, acupuncture, massage therapy and homeopathy. Which one you elect should obviously be first and foremost, which one makes you well most rapidly and thoroughly. This can be divined several ways. Which kind of care have you received that was effective before?

If you haven't received effective care previously, then the experiences of family and friends can be instructive. If none of this information is available, seeing or speaking to your prospective healthcare provider may be the best direction.

To be clear, there remains some bias in the insurance claims world towards thinking of orthopedists and M.D.s as the most valid avenue for treatment but jurors are where the rubber meets the road and they as a group seem as receptive to chiropractors and osteopaths as they are to orthopedists.

So, consult an experienced attorney if you have any doubts about the best treatment regimen for you and look to get well not get rich.

Robert V. Clark
Maryland Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
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