Common injuries from automobile accidents include the following:

  • Radiating pain or numbness in arms, hands, legs and feet.
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and/or vomiting.
  • Dizziness
  • Whiplash
  • Acute pain in the neck or lower back.
  • Stiffness in the back or neck regions.
  • Confusion, disorientation, anxiety.
If you have any of these or similar symptoms, it is vital to seek medical attention within the first 14 days of the injury due to the State of Florida personal injury laws. This includes going to an ER, walk-in clinics, chiropractic physicians, nurse practitioners or primary care physicians/orthopedic physicians.
If you do not…
Your automobile insurance company is not obligated to cover your medical expenses after 14 days from the date of the accident.
***Note: You may feel pain within the first 24-48 hours or it could take up to 30+ days for symptoms to appear.

Why see a Chiropractor after your auto accident?

As chiropractors, we see and analyze the body as a whole but we specialize in addressing the care of the spine, its adjacent structures and the function of the nervous system. Typically, an automobile accident will cause sudden high velocity trauma in which not only your car will suffer damage but more importantly your physical body as well.

What does a Chiropractor do when you’ve been injured in an auto accident?

  • Exam, consultation and diagnosis of symptoms.
  • Initiate a chiropractic treatment plan of care for sustained injuries including chiropractic adjustments and manipulations; physiotherapy such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, traction, trigger point therapy, therapeutic exercises, patient education and instruction for lifestyle changes and exercises.
  • Regular re-exams to evaluate the patient’s progress.
  • Refer the patient to any specialists (orthopedists or pain management) or diagnostic testing such as MRI ‘s or CT imaging needed for complete and overall care of the injuries.

How long does Chiropractic care take to recover from auto injuries?

Typically, chiropractic care lasts a minimum of three to six months depending upon the patient’s compliance with the set care plan and the severity of the injuries sustained in the accident.

How are my medical bills paid?

Florida Law requires every driver in the state carry a minimum of $10,000.00 PIP no-fault insurance of which the majority of that $10,000.00 is available for medical coverage for injuries sustained in an accident less a deductible. This ensures that regardless of who is at fault, there is medical insurance coverage for medical bills. However, as noted before, it is vital to receive medical care within the first two weeks of your injury to receive up to the maximum $10,000.00 medical coverage available for your injuries.
*Your provider’s office (chiropractor, orthopedist, hospital, neurologist, or diagnostic testing center) will submit claims to your insurance company on your behalf and will be paid by the insurance company accordingly.
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Meet Our Team

Kristina Jensen, D.C.

Dr. Jensen has been practicing in Delray Beach since 1996 and has been associated with Inner Health Chiropractic (formerly Gold Coast Chiropractic) for over 20 years. Dr. Jensen grew up in Lighthouse Point, FL, and received her B.S. degree from the University of Florida in 1987. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Life Chiropractic College in 1994 and moved back to South Florida in 1996. The techniques she utilizes are primarily Thompson Drop, Full Spine, Flexion-Distraction, Activator, Upper Cervical and Extremity Manipulation.

As an International professional tennis player for over 6 years, I have been recieving treatment from the caring hands of Dr. Jensen and Dr. Manalokas for over 11 years. They are a huge asset to my team and my secret weapon on and off the tennis court.

Shikha Uberoi
Professional tennis player

“When anyone ever asks me if I can refer them to a chiropractor, I have no hesitation in telling them to see Dr. Kristina Jensen. She has kept me healthy and is one of the main reasons that I can continue to do what I do for a living- I am a multisport coach who trains for Ironman triathlon competitions and I log many miles of training each week across three sports- swimming, biking and running.

Dr. Jensen and her caring team have kept this body of mine feeling great and doing what it needs to do. Dr. Jensen always takes time to figure out my needs, and I am treated with respect and a genuine interest that I have seldom experienced elsewhere. Dr. Jensen never rushes my visit and I always feel better when I leave. I seriously credit her for helping me to have the best race of my life last year at Ironman Arizona. Dr. Jensen consistently looks for ways to make her clients feel better and is a true positive force for good, with excellent suggestion for ways to complement her chiropractic therapy. I have referred many of my clients to Dr. Jensen, and each one of them has had the same experience as me: a caring, attentive, thorough, and healing visit.”

Dara Wittenberg
Certified multisport coach

“Dr. Jensen has helped me more than she even knows! She’s fixed my ribs after a bike crash, worked on my aching shoulder after years of swimming and has given me the best adjustments when my body felt off-kilter.

It’s what she did for me mentally & spiritually that meant the most to me though. I was really struggling with the loss of my mom which was holding me back in many facets of my life. After just one session with Dr. Jensen, I felt lighter and free. I’m not even sure how she did it but it was magical! I highly recommend seeing her for a whole mind, body, spirit healing session!”

Melissa Wu

I just wanted to let you know that I’m having some good success in relieving my neck and shoulder pain by using Dr. J’s Muscle Magik, and I want to thank you for that! I know I spend too much time on my computer and often get so focused that I hunch my shoulders and tighten my neck without realizing it. Now I leave my bottle of Muscle Majik right on my desk. It’s helping the pain go away and the fragrance from the herbs reminds me to roll my shoulders and take a little breather.

So thanks for all you do to help me feel better, I appreciate you.

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