were you recently injured?
If you have been in a recent auto accident and suffered an injury, please complete the Personal Injury Questionnaire and bring it to your initial appointment along with the New Patient Intake Paperwork. You may access the Personal injury questionnaire by clicking here.
If you have experienced trauma or injury, please be advised that the doctor may deem it necessary to take x-rays or other imaging prior to your initial treatment as to rule out any potential contraindications to providing you care. We work with Imaging Healthcare Specialists as an outsourced provider for taking film. After your initial consultation and examination, the doctor may recommend directly to IHS. Click here for an out-of-pocket fee schedule and locations for Imaging Healthcare Specialists.
Do you have Med Pay?
Med pay is a type of supplemental health insurance coverage that is tied to your automobile policy. Many drivers aren’t even aware that they have this type of coverage until their personal injury lawyer examines their auto policy with them after an accident. If you, or any of your passengers, are injured in an automobile accident in California, whether it is your fault, or the other driver’s fault, your insurance with Med Pay coverage will be responsible for paying all of your (and your passenger’s) reasonable and necessary medical bills as a result of any bodily injury that arises from said accident. Some folks are hesitant about using this benefit coverage because they worry their insurance rates will go up; however, insurance companies cannot raise your insurance rates for utilizing your insurance benefits, including Med Pay coverage, if you were NOT AT FAULT in an automobile accident.
Did you know compact injuries and even whiplashes can cause brain trauma? If you have been in a recent auto accident and started to experience symptoms, you may have potentially suffered a concussion. Here are some common warning signs:
- Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
- Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
- Dizziness or "seeing stars"
- Ringing in the ears
- Slurred speech
- Delayed response to questions
- Appearing dazed
Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
Sprains & Strains
Auto accidents commonly lead to muscle strains or ligament sprains. We understand that such injuries require that little bit extra to bring symptom relief. Physiological therapies such as electrical muscle stimulation and therapeutic ultrasound are also incorporated into treatment to help reduce the body's inflammatory response from acute trauma. Supplementing these therapies with the power of the chiropractic adjustment aims to return the patient to full recovery.