Q: Should I See An Attorney Before I See My Chiropractor?
A: It is important to get checked out by the doctor first. There is nothing more important than your health. Also, the findings from your exam will provide you the information you need in order to decide if an attorney is necessary. If necessary, we can refer you to a reputable and qualified attorney.
Q: What If My Car Sustained Only Minor Damage?
A: Documented studies done by Charles Carroll, M.D., Paul McAtee, M.D. and Lee Riley, M.D. revealed that: "The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants." In other words, the damage to the passengers is not necessarily directly related to the damage to the vehicle.
Q: If I Need Treatment For This Injury, Do I Have To Pay For It Myself?
A: No, only in very rare circumstances does the patient pay for his care as he goes. Our office provides care "on credit" when patients are represented by an attorney. Or, some car insurance policies have what is called "Med Pay" or Personal Injury Protection (PIP). This means that medical bills will be paid at 100% up to a certain limit. Our office can assist you in obtaining this information.
Using your medical coverage should not raise your premiums.
Q: The Insurance Company Has Been Calling Me And Wants To Settle, What Should I Do?
A: Do not sign or settle until the extent of your injuries have been evaluated by a doctor. If you settle before your injury is fully resolved, you will be completely on your own and will have to pay out of pocket for your care.
Q: I've Been To The Hospital And My Medical Doctor, Do I Really Need to See a Chiropractor?
A: You need a doctor who focuses in the treatment and diagnosis of auto accident injuries. Usually hospitals will check vital signs, make sure there are no life-threatening conditions and release the patient with pain-relief medication. They normally do not treat the underlying improper musculoskeletal biomechanics that can and often do lead to future pain. If you are still having problems, you should get a second opinion.
If your M.D. has given you medication, you must understand that pills do not correct structural or soft-tissue damage. In other words, medication is there mainly to cover the pain. There are special therapies that your M.D. does not provide, which are designed to heal soft-tissues. We offer these treatments at our office, which include massage, mobilization, traction, ultrasound, ice/heat, electrical stimulation, etc.,
Q: Does Your Care Hurt?
A: Absolutely not. The care is very gentle and quite soothing. Most patients can hardly wait to get their care.
Q: Is The Care Safe?
A: Yes, extremely. Particularly when compared to the side effects from medication. Chiropractic care is conservative and natural.