About Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)
Bad things happen in life, and car accidents are one of them. Yet, it’s crucial to recover both physically and mentally after the accidents. When it comes to recovering physically, chiropractic treatment can be one of the best solutions for anyone suffering from the adverse outcomes of motor vehicle accidents.
Chiropractic Treatment After a Car Accident in Mississauga
You have been hurt in the accident and now you do not know what treatments are covered by the insurance? At our locations doctors of chiropractors will assess the injury complexity, explain step by step process of chiropractic treatment and submit all of the required paperwork to the insurance. We believe that recovering from the car accident is stressful enough thus, we will take away the headache of submitting the paperwork for you.
After the accident claims
Step by Step what to do after the motor vehicle accident.
- Report motor vehicle accident to your insurer
- Visit your chiropractor and report that you have been in the accident. What to bring to the chiropractor after the accident: date of the accident, claim number from the insurance company, adjuster’s name (if possible)
- Chiropractors will submit all required forms as well as provide guidance on patient’s required paperwork
- Chiropractor will submit the treatment plan directly to the insurer.
One of the most important things to remember is there is NO out of packet cost to the patient. Chiropractor will contract your insurer directly.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
After any car accident, there might be some apparent injuries like lacerations, bleeding, abrasions, broken bones, etc. But, don’t forget some injuries can be unseen and unfelt immediately after the accident. Still, this doesn’t mean you don’t need to see car accident doctors.
Among the most common types of injuries following the accident are: whiplash, headaches, neck pain, low back pain. However, injuries from motor vehicle accidents might be more severe such as: broken bones, neurological damage (nerve damage), and dislocations.
Whiplash Associated Syndrome
Whiplash is caused by a forceful movement of the head. Rapid backwards and forward motion of the head/neck upon the impact. Most commonly whiplash type of injury occurs in rear end collisions or in sports, taking an unexpected push/hit from behind. Whiplash injury does not necessarily mean pain. Some patients may experience numbness, tingling (pins and needles), burning pain, headaches and psychological-emotional symptoms. The symptoms may be local to one area however, patients may feel them distally, between the shoulder blades, shoulders, arms and head.
Signs and symptoms of Whiplash injury
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Pain between shoulder blades
- Arm pain
- Loss of sleep (waking up not refreshed)
- Decreased range of motion
Muscle Spasms following the MVA
Due to the violent nature of the car accidents, many patients will complain of stiffness in the neck, shoulders, mid back and/or low back. During the impact (car accident) muscles tense up subconsciously as a safety mechanism to prevent injury to bones, nerves and brain. Subsequently, the tension, soreness and stiffness can last for months if left untreated. Furthermore, patients with untreated whiplash may progress to chronic stage.
Why is chronic injury bad? Chronic stage begins 3 month following the accident. During that period of time the patient experiences changes to his/her pain receptors. Those changes may result in longer periods of rehabilitation.
Motor vehicle accidents and low back pain
It is not uncommon to have a low back pain following the accident. There are numbers of reasons that may cause the back pain after the accident. Strain and sprain of the soft tissues on the low back, disc herniation or sciatica. At our clinic we have a group of specialists to diagnose and resolve your back pain as quickly as possible.
Headaches following the accident
Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident? You may experience more frequent or more severe headaches. The fact is that following the car accident, about 90% of people report headaches. Every headache differs from one patient to another, however, the most common type of headache following the car accident is the cervicogenic headache. Followed by tension type headache, migraines, and cluster type headache.
Benefits of Auto Accident Chiropractic
- Relieve your pain
- Provide guidance so the patient returns to pre-accident state
- File all of the required paperwork to the insurer
- Provide referral to a layer (if necessary)
Chiropractic Treatment after MVA
Doctors chiropractic are the experts in spine, muscle, joints and nervous system. Chiropractors can evaluate, diagnose and provide treatment and/or prescribe the exercise to patients.
Since the rehabilitation following the car accident can take weeks or even months, chiropractors will guide you through your journey of returning to the pre accident state.
Working with insurance
It can be scary and overwhelming to deal with the insurance company after the motor vehicle accident. At our location we take that worry away by submitting the claims, providing guidance through necessary paperwork, and working with insurance company directly.