Recent Auto Accident?

 

Many people injured in a car accident are told they are fine. They believe they will feel better in a couple of days or weeks.

Many injuries show up later

Accident Pain & Injuries Include

N

Whiplash

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Headaches

N

Neck Pain

N

Back Pain

N

Shoulder Pain

N

Migraines

Let’s take the conversation further, call 385-213-0242

Here are 6 important questions you should ask before making any decisions on how to proceed

1. I’ve been to the hospital and seen my medical doctor, do I really need to see a chiropractor?
Answer

You need a doctor who focuses on 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 lead to future pain. If you are still having problems, you should get a second opinion. If your M.D. has given you pills, please understand that pills do not correct structural or soft tissue damage. There are special therapies designed for that, and we offer these modalities at our office.*

2. Should I see an attorney before I see a Chiropractor?
Answer

The findings from a chiropractic exam allow us to evaluate your injuries to determine whether an attorney is necessary. If so, we can refer you to a reputable and qualified attorney.

3. Is it OK to wait to get treatment?
Answer

Most soft tissue injuries get worse with time. Damage can be minimized when addressed early. Insurance companies usually don’t accept responsibility if you wait too long to start treatment.

4. What if my car sustained only minor damage?
Answer

According to a research study by Charles Carroll, M.D., et al, the amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants. Some people are injured worse in low property damage accidents than accidents where more car damage occurred.

5. If I need treatment for an injury, do I have to pay for it myself?
Answer

Our office provides care “on credit” when patients are represented by an attorney. Utah law requires all auto insurance policies to cover a minimum of $3,000 of medical care through your PIP policy. This is no-fault coverage that applies regardless of who is at fault. Our office can assist you in obtaining further information. Using your medical coverage should not raise your premiums.

6. The insurance company has been calling and wants to settle. What should I do?
Answer

Do not sign or settle until your injury has been evaluated by a certified doctor. Settling before your injury is fully resolved, will lead to payments coming out of your own pocket.