FAQ | Car Accident Injury Questions

Should I See An Attorney Before I See My Chiropractor?
Your health should be your first concern. Also, your examination findings will give you additional information that will allow you to decide if you should consult an attorney for your auto injury. If you desire, we can recommend a reputable attorney.

What If My Car Sustained Only Minor Damage?
Studies performed 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.” Basically, there is not a direct relationship between the damage a vehicle receives and the severity of a patient’s injury.

If I Need Treatment For This Auto Injury, Do I Have To Pay For It Myself?
In most cases no. An only in rare instance does this happen. In most cases, we will waif until your case settles when an attorney, basically providing care with “no out of pocket cost”, represents you. Additionally, some insurance policies have what is called Med Pay that will pay medical bills 100% up to a certain limit. We can assist you in getting this information.

The Insurance Company Has Been Calling Me And Wants To Settle, What Should I Do?
Before you sign or settle with an insurance company, you should have your injuries evaluated. Settling before you have completely healed will result in you being completely responsible for paying for your care.

I’ve been to the Hospital and My Medical Doctor, why should I See a Chiropractor or MD?
Your injury needs to be evaluated by a doctor who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of auto related injuries. The purpose of the hospital ER is to make sure that there is no life-threatening problem. Normally, they do not treat the damaged biomechanical and soft tissue issues that can lead to future pain and disability. The standard treatment an M.D. prescribes is pain pills and anti-inflammatory drugs that just mask the problem: pills do not correct soft tissue damage. You need a doctor that understands the soft tissue healing process.

Does chiropractic Care Hurt?
The answer is a definite no! Chiropractic care is gentle and most patients look forward to getting their care.

Is The Care Safe?
Simple answer, Yes! Especially when you compare it to medicines side effects. Chiropractic care is noninvasive and allows the body to naturally heal itself.