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Our team of providers have several years of experience treating patients who are injured in car accidents. Our clinic is equipped with a range of providers from chiropractors, physical therapists and licensed massage therapists. Car accident injuries and work related injuries are our specialty; The leading health professionals at our facility are dedicated to helping you achieve a pain free life.
Being in a car accident or work related accident can be quite traumatic. Whiplash, sprain strain injuries and other common car accident injuries often have delayed onset. Some symptoms may take 24-72 hours before they become problematic. Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck associated with extension.
Whiplash is commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents usually when the vehicle has been hit in the rear; however, the injury can be sustained in many other ways. Physical therapy and chiropractic care are effective treatments for auto accident related injuries.
Our goal is to return you to a functional state as soon as possible. Patients who are injured in motor vehicle accidents do not pay out of pocket. Your main concern is to focus on your health and getting better as soon as possible. There is no need to worry about the medical cost, our clinic accepts cases that are represented by accident attorneys. We will consult your accident lawyer regarding your case and your treatment. Over the past several years, we’ve dealt with several reputable law firms.
If you are the negligent party or the at-fault party, you are still able to receive a consultation from our clinic. There are insurance benefits available for your injuries. Simply contact your insurance company and let them know that you are in pain. Give the insurance company our clinic information and ask what type of medical benefits that you have under your policy. If you have personal injury protection coverage, it is available to you no matter who is at fault. Using your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage will not raise your insurance rates.
The length of treatment depends on the severity of your injuries, each case is different. Your treatment is customized and is based on your diagnosis. Our goal is to ensure that you achieve maximum recovery from you auto accident injury. Our team of providers will develop a treatment plan for you. You will receive chiropractic care, physical therapy and massage therapy. The actual modalities that are used will depend on the case itself, our doctors will evaluate you and explain your treatment plan.
A Soft tissue injury (STI) is the damage of muscles, ligaments and tendons throughout the body. Common soft tissue injuries usually occur from a sprain, strain, a one off blow resulting in a contusion or overuse of a particular part of the body. Soft tissue injuries can result from motor vehicle accidents. Management Immediately after the injury occurs one should apply the RICE principle to minimize the local tissue damage and reduce inflammation.
’PROTECTION’ Protect the individual from further injury by preventing them from moving and keep further hazards away from the individual. ‘REST’ Rest the individual from any activity that causes pain. If simple movements such as bending, straightening or walking are causing pain ‘’rest’’ means immobilizing the injury by splinting or preventing weight bearing with crutches is essential. If walking does not cause any pain, continue to walk for short distances as comfort allows. ’ICE’ During the first 72 hours following an injury ice can help minimize pain and control swelling caused by bleeding and fluid loss from the injured tissue. Icing is recommended for 15minutes every 4 hours to help control the swelling and pain.
COMPRESSION’ Compression is the application of pressure over the injured area with the use of a bandage, elastic wrap or compression tape. This is to control the initial bleeding of joint or limb tissues, or to reduce residual swelling. It is vital that compression is applied within the first few minutes following the injury to see the benefits. ‘ELEVATION’ Used in combination with ice and compression, elevation can also minimize initial tissue bleeding and swelling. Elevate the injured part above the level of the heart as much as possible for the first 72hours
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