Chiropractic and Personal Injury

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Chiropractic and Personal Injury

Chris Goetz - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Chiropractors are Your Best Bet After an Auto Accident

Goetz with CaptionInterestingly, the last 15 years has seen a rise in population and the number of vehicles on the road alongside a decline in the number of yearly fatal traffic accidents. Corresponding with this has been a decrease in the severity of injuries and the frequency of nationwide insurance claims for injuries from auto accidents. Today in the US chiropractors treat 33% of all auto accident injuries. This makes perfect sense since 65% of all automobile accidents involve some combination of musculo-skeletal injuries and strains and sprains of the spine. Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to treat these injuries as their training makes them specialists in soft tissue injuries damage.

A victim of an automobile accident injury has two priorities: to receive good medical treatment that will provide fast relief from pain and disability and to insure that the medical treatment is paid for. The use of chiropractic as your primary medical treatment after a car accident can help with both of these issues. A chiropractor can provide effective treatment of your injuries and support you with the presentation of your claim to your insurance company.

Effective Treatment of Injuries

Serious injuries require intensive treatment, so during the beginning phases of your treatment you will likely be scheduled to visit your chiropractor as many as three times a week. Spinal adjustments and physical rehabilitation provide cumulative effects so it is important to keep these appointments in order to feel better faster. As treatment proceeds, visits become less frequent but may continue for many weeks or even months.

The combination of manual chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy such as massage, hot and cold therapy, electric muscle stimulation and others work to provide fast relief from accident related pain. Being a non-invasive discipline, chiropractic is also often combined with therapeutic exercise to strengthen muscles and speed up the healing process. Patients of chiropractic generally start to experience relief from their injuries after just one visit. All of this makes chiropractic an excellent alternative to the traditional approach which often involves surgery and pain medication, both of which come with their own downsides.

Support for Your Claim

Many attorneys know that chiropractors can not only help accidents victims heal quickly, but will also act as advocates to help patients get fair compensation from their insurance company for those medical bills. Many chiropractors base their business on personal injury and are well versed in the intricacies of insurance claims and accident litigation. A good chiropractor will have an open channel of communication with an accident victim’s attorney, providing timely reports and updates of the patient’s progress. A chiropractor’s final report includes information about pain experienced, the effectiveness of treatment provided and any lasting effects that the patient will experience as a result of the automobile accident. All of this information is invaluable to a lawyer putting together a claim to obtain fair compensation, and possibly damages, for their client.

Advance Health Services is an excellent choice for auto accident injury treatment. Aside from our various health services, we treat many auto accident victims, providing them with relief from their injuries and helping them with their insurance claims. If you have been in an accident call us right away to set up your first visit.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.