There are millions of automobile accident victims that survive and need proper care. At your first visit to our office you will be asked a series of questions to better assist us in
determining the extent of your injuries. Based upon your health history and evaluation findings, we will develop a treatment plan best suited to help you. We offer chiropractic,
acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, and massage therapy. You will be asked for all the necessary information to be forwarded to the correct insurance carrier or attorney.
At the conclusion of your treatment with our practice, we will provide a final report of all your treatment and your prognosis will be made readily available for you and your attorneys'
Very often than not this is a very confusing time and we strive to assist you as best as possible with all your questions and concerns in regards to your treatment and the whole medical claims process. It gives us great satisfaction in helping and educating our patients. Your questions are always welcomed. Contact us for immediate relief from your pain.
Auto Injury Data
According to the Insurance Research Council, nearly 1/3 of all claimants injured in motor vehicle accidents (MVA's) seek treatment from doctors of chiropractic. This is an impressive number given that the National Safety Council (NSC) has determined there to be more than 12 million MVA's annually involving more than 20 million vehicles.
The reason individuals choose physical medicine and chiropractic care for treatment of injuries sustained in MVA's is simple - chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with MVA's are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, it's only natural that chiropractic be the treatment of choice.
Many studies have also found individuals injured in MVA's prefer chiropractic care for the treatment of their injuries. One such study evaluated 190 whiplash injury victims and found those who received chiropractic care reported treatment satisfaction of 100%1.
What to Do After an Accident?
Schedule an Appointment
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident you will need to make an appointment for an evaluation. Often, individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents experience minimal or no symptoms for the first few weeks and even months. It's important to not only receive immediate and appropriate treatment for any injuries sustained, but also to document the extent of the injuries, if present.
Failure to obtain a timely evaluation or appropriate treatment for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident may negate your ability to receive monetary compensation for any future medical bills resulting from the accident, negate your ability to receive pain and suffering settlements, and negate compensation for work loss.
We Will Determine:
- the extent of the injury(s)
- the number of estimated treatments required to treat your injuries
- if referral to another medical specialist is required
- if special diagnostic tests are required (i.e. X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, etc.)
- if you need to take "injury time off" from work (and provide you with a note to present to your employer)
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident, call (or have them call) our office immediately. The quicker you receive the care you need, the quicker your injuries will heal and the faster you can get on with your life. Don't delay, call today!
Common Injuries and Symptoms
Motor vehicle accidents can result in a number of very diverse and complex injuries and symptoms. This is due to the many factors involved with the each MVA - i.e. vectors of the collision, size of the vehicles involved in collision, preexisting health conditions of victims, age of victims, size and strength of victims, etc.
The following list comprises many of the most commonly sustained injuries and symptoms following MVA's:
- Back Pain
- Head Injuries
- Extremity Pain, Numbness and Tingling
1. Balla JI, Iansek R. Headaches arising from disorders of the cervical spine. In: Hopkins A, ed. Headache: Problems in Diagnosis and Management. London: WB Saunders; 1988.