Auto Accident

ircclinic-neck-injury-car-accident-richardsonOur staff understands the complexities of personal injury cases and we take great pride in managing them very thoroughly. Our office has well-established relationships with Orthopedists, Neurologists, MRI facilities, and Physical Therapists for the best and most complete care of acute trauma injuries. At Injury Relief Chiropractic, we analyze, diagnose and treat the various complexities of whiplash and soft tissue injuries. We have one goal in mind at Injury Relief Chiropractic that is to help you get well. We are very flexible in our hours and with most auto accident policies 100% of the cost of the care is covered by the insurance company. We accept all third party assignment of benefits, including attorney’s liens, medical pay benefits, and health insurance (excluding deductible and copayment) based on qualifying insurance, this allows us to treat you with little or no out-of-pocket costs.

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.

Recently injured in a car accident?

Injuries caused by car accidents can be very serious and severe ranging from common rear end collisions resulting in Whiplash (Hyperflexion& Extension Injuries) to broadside and head on collisions. Symptoms can be immediate with dizziness, headaches, neck, shoulder, mid back, and lower back pain. These symptoms may not show up for several days later and you may not have realized that you were injured with these injuries causing severe damage to the muscles, ligaments and connective tissues.

The sudden impact of a car accident is enough to turn one’s life upside down. At Injury Relief Chiropracitc Chiropractic, we understand the bio-mechanical relationships that result in pain and discomfort following whiplash-type injuries. Did you know that many whiplash injuries can result in trauma to the lower back? In addition to agonizing pain, whiplash-injuries may also result in torn muscles, stretched tendons, inflamed joints, internal bruising and bleeding.

The longer you go without seeking treatment, the more complications may arise and the more likely these injuries will become permanent injuries. So even if you have slight pain right now it is better to be safe than sorry.

We have one goal in mind at Injury Relief Chiropractic that is to help you get well. Were very flexible in our hours and treat most auto-accidents with no out of packet costs.

Auto Accident Specialists
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 specialist like the doctors at Injury Relief Chiropractic.

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 specialists 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 specialist. 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 specializes 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. They normally do not 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 specialist like Drs. Payrovan and McElroy.

Does your care hurt?

The care is comfortable and quite soothing. Our patients look forward to the care they receive during their office visits.

Is Chiropractic care safe?

Yes. The care is safe and gentle. In fact, we have patients that range from newborn infants, children, to the elderly who receive effective relief.