Most patients do not have to pay out of pocket for auto injury treatment at CHIROWORx. We accept coverage from most major insurance providers, including CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, United Healthcare OptumHealth, Medicare, and more. For auto injury treatment, we regularly receive payment associated with PIP/MedPay, attorney liens, and third party liens.
There are many possible injury outcomes when factoring in the severity of an automobile accident. The most common injuries that present regularly at a chiropractic office include:
-neck and shoulder pain
-mid-back pain, lower back and hip pain
-radiating pain into the arms or legs
-sensation disturbances such as numbness, tingling, and “pins and needles”
If you are experiencing any one or more of the above noted symptoms, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
Whiplash is a sprain/strain injury that occurs most commonly in the head and neck region as a result of a rapid acceleration-deceleration event such as an automobile accident or sports injury. It should be noted that such injuries may occur in other body parts and under less severe circumstances.
A whiplash injury can take many forms, most of which involve damage to any one, or all of the tissues in the support system (joint capsules, muscles, tendons, and ligaments) of a specific body region. Generally speaking, each of the above body parts comes with only a limited range of motion. When outside forces push those tissues beyond their mechanical limitations, injury and deformity occurs. The level of injury and deformity depends on many factors. Recovery depends on host of factors, as well.
A chiropractor first assesses the damage to the area of chief complaint and then makes the decision as to whether they should treat the patient or refer the patient out for imaging, another opinion, etc. More commonly, the chiropractor will adjust or mobilize any areas of restriction in order to reduce strain and facilitate the healing process, providing strengthening and stabilizing exercises to enhance the damaged support system.
Injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents or other traumatic events often don’t present immediately. Sometimes the added stress imposed on damaged tissues takes time to manifest as pain. It is completely possible for pain to come on slowly over days, or even weeks following an injury. It is also possible for pain to come on in areas otherwise thought to be not involved in the traumatic event.
Recovery time in the case of whiplash and other traumatic injuries depends largely on the severity of the injury itself, and the length of time it takes to seek medical attention. In other words, the longer you wait, the greater the likelihood of a prolonged recovery time. It should be noted that everybody heals at different rates and in some cases, complete recovery may not even be possible.
If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident there are many ways to pay. Although you can use your own personal health insurance, there are additional ways to go about paying for services that you may want to explore prior to incurring charges – most of which will cover some or all of the care for treatment of injuries sustained in an accident. These methods of payment include PIP or MedPay, attorney lien, or third party liens. Each of these methods will generally lessen your out of pocket expense.
In the case of motor vehicle accidents and other traumatic injuries, it is imperative that you seek appropriate medical attention as soon as possible. Time is of the essence. The longer you wait the worse off you may be. At CHIROWORx Spine & Rehab, we will always do our best to get you into our office as soon as possible to asses your situation and determine the appropriate route of care. Do not hesitate to contact us immediately. We will even assist you in seeking representation if you so choose.
Dr. Barrett is a 2014 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida Campus, where he proudly earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree with Magna Cum Laude honors. During his time at Palmer he spent uncountable hours mastering his craft through learning and practicing many of today’s most popular adjusting techniques, and developing skills and interest in the fields of rehabilitation and soft tissue therapy.