We have 20 years experience in the treatment of injuries resulting from a car accident. If you have been in a car accident it is important you call us as soon as possible. If you have reported the accident to your insurance company and have a claim number we will bill them directly for all the services. Nothing will come out of your pocket if you have Medpay on your policy. We recommend you seek legal counsel after a car accident. We can refer you to an expericenced attorney that can inform you of your rights. We recommend John Cahill www.johnmcahill.com Our patients have always been happy with the treatment and settlement with Mr Cahill. If an attorney has accepted your case, we can work with you on a lien basis which means we will get paid when you have accepted a settlement.
What to expect on your first office visit following a car accident:
- A full examination to determine the extent of your injuries and if you have Whiplash*
- The Doctor will decide if XRays are needed in order to fully assess your damages
- The Doctor will start treating your injuries Chiropractically to restore your spine and prevent longterm injuries
- A suggested treatment plan will be discussed for optimum healing
- You will not pay for your appointment providing your Insurance policy has Medpay and/or you have an attorney
What is *whiplash?
Personal injury is a term often used to describe an injury most commonly caused by a car accident. It may also include other types of injury such as a slip or fall. Whiplash is most commonly associated with rear-end car collisions in which the passenger in the front vehicle gets their head forcefully jerked backward and then forward causing injury to the structures of the back and front of the neck. It is very important to get immediate evaluation and x-rays to rule out the possibility of fracture. However in most cases, the injuries are usually to the soft tissues and joints. Chiropractors are educated to understand whiplash injury and manage the case from beginning to end.
The physical and psychological damage of whiplash can become chronic, eroding a victim's quality of life. Chiropractic techniques and chiropractors' skills are particularly well-suited to relieving the neck pain and other debilitating effects of whiplash because they can restore movement lost after the accident, overcome muscle weakness and enhance muscle tone, speed recovery, and diminish chronic symptoms that can persist or recur over many years.
Additional therapies may include ice & heat therapies, physical therapy, spinal exercises and/or stretches. Repeated and effective chiropractic adjustments have proved successful for many thousands of patients. Occasionally, a cervical collar is recommended to help stabilize the neck during the acute phase of care. You may or may not be removed from work for a short period of time. Chiropractic can, in many cases, significantly reduce patients' distress and allow them to return to their normal activities rather than seeing themselves as invalids--as so many whiplash victims do long after their accident.
Be sure to consult your chiropractor immediately after an accident so you needn't suffer! Under the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) portion of your auto insurance the first (Usually $2500) of your medical expenses is taken care without any out of pocket expense to you.