Auto Accident Injuries
Recently injured in a car accident?
If you are suffering from an Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) aka auto accident, you are most likely experience a whiplash injury. Whiplash is a common injury that is often ignored or mistreated due to lack of understanding of the condition. This type of injury is usually a result of a rear impact motor vehicle collision. Failure to properly treat patients with with whiplash can lead to chronic psychosocial symptoms including depression and anxiety.
What is a whiplash injury?
If you have ever been in a car crash and experienced pain in your neck and back, you most likely had whiplash. Whiplash occurs to a person's neck following a sudden acceleration-deceleration force, (sudden extension and flexion of the head and neck), most commonly from MVC.
Common symptoms related to whiplash may include:
- Neck Pain and Stiffness
- Shoulder Pain and Stiffness
- Back Pain
- Jaw Pain (TMJ)
- Arm Pain
- Visual Disturbances
- Ringing in the Ears (tinnitus)
In a more severe and chronic case of "whiplash associated disorder", symptoms may include:
- Drug Dependency
- Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
- Seep Disturbance (Insomnia)
We work with all auto accident injuries and attorneys.
Liens are accepted. We are the go-to auto accident Chiropractor in all of San Francisco, CA and have helped many individuals recover from auto accident related injuries.
If you have been in an auto accident recently, there are some important decisions you have to make. It's crucial to make these decisions immediately and not delay.
The first step to relieve from an auto accident injury is to schedule an initial qualification consultation & evaluation in our office to discuss the specifics of your case.
Auto Accident FAQs
Should I See An Attorney Before I See My Chiropractor?
It is important to get examined by the doctor first. The findings from your examination need to be documented immediately after your accident to determine the appropriate health care necessary for optimum recovery. After your Doctor's examination it would then be appropriate to consult an attorney for legal counsel.
What If My Car Sustained Only Minor Damage?
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. Thus all auto accident injuries need to be immediately evaluated by a qualified chiropractor.
What if I Need Orthopedics, Neurologists, and MRI Imaging Facilities ?
We will immediately refer you for a MRI or any imaging studies necessary to evaluate the extent of your injuries. We also work exclusively with other local qualified medical doctor professionals such as orthopedics & neurologists to provide any additional necessary care.
If I Need Chiropractic Care, Do I Have To Pay For It Myself?
In most cases, your auto accident insurance will pay 100% for the cost of your chiropractic care. Our Office can assist you in obtaining this information. Using your medical coverage should not raise your premiums.
The Insurance Company Has Been Calling Me And wants To Settle, What Should I Do?
Do not sign or settle anything until you have consulted with an auto accident injury chirorpactor. If you settle before your injury is fully resolved, you will risk having to pay out of pocket for your care.
I've been to the Hospital and My Medical Doctor, Do I Really Need to See a Chiropractor?
You need a doctor who is skilled in providing the necessary care 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. The ER treats life threatening issues, broken bones, head or internal organ injuries. Whiplash is the pulling, stretching and tearing of soft tissues such as muscle, ligaments, tendons, discs, etc that benefits greatly from chiropractic and rehab care to help patients heal better to avoid long term or chronic problems. Hopspitals and ER do not normally provide healthcare for the underlying injuries that can often lead to future pain. Thus after your hospital visit you need to make an immediate appointment with a Spinal Decompression Protocol like Dr. Anthony Chau, D.C..
Does Your Care Hurt?
The care is absolutely safe, gentle and quite soothing. Our patients look forward to the care they receive during their office visits.
Is The Care Safe?
Yes. The care is safe, gentle, and quite soothing. In fact, we have patients that range from newborn infants, children, and the elderly who receive effective relief.