Immediate Assessment and Treatment
Following an auto accident, it’s common for individuals to experience adrenaline rushes and heightened stress, potentially masking the immediate onset of pain and discomfort. Dr. Chirs specializes in auto accident care and emphasizes the importance of seeking immediate assessment and treatment, even if symptoms are not immediately apparent. Early intervention can help identify and address musculoskeletal issues before they escalate, contributing to a more effective and timely recovery.
Common Issues after a Car Accident
Whiplash and Neck Injuries
Whiplash is a common injury resulting from the sudden back-and-forth movement of the head during a collision. It can lead to neck pain, stiffness, headaches, and other symptoms. Chiropractic care is well-suited for addressing whiplash and related neck injuries. Dr. Chris uses gentle adjustments to realign the spine, reduce muscle tension, and promote healing. This approach not only alleviates immediate discomfort but also prevents the development of chronic issues that may arise if these injuries are left untreated.
Spinal Misalignments and Back Pain
Auto accidents can cause spinal misalignments, contributing to back pain and discomfort. During your visit, Dr. Chris focuses specifically on identifying these misalignments and providing targeted adjustments to restore proper spinal alignment. By addressing the root cause of back pain, Dr. Chris aims to relieve discomfort and promote the body’s natural healing processes.
Inflammation and Mobility
Inflammation is a common response to trauma and injury. During treatment, Dr. Chris incorporates techniques aimed at reducing inflammation, helping to alleviate pain and improve overall mobility. Dr. Chris may use manual adjustments, soft tissue therapies, and other modalities to enhance circulation, reduce swelling, and facilitate the healing of injured tissues.
Beyond immediate pain relief, Dr. Chris offers comprehensive rehabilitation for individuals recovering from auto accidents. This may include therapeutic exercises, stretches, and lifestyle recommendations to support the body’s healing process. Here at BMC we always work closely with our patients to create personalized rehabilitation plans that address specific needs and contribute to a full recovery.
Auto accidents not only impact the body physically but can also have psychological effects, such as anxiety and stress. Dr. Chris recognizes the interconnectedness of physical and mental well-being and provides a supportive environment for individuals to address both aspects of their health. Techniques like massage therapy and relaxation exercises may be recommended to help alleviate stress and promote a sense of well-being.
Medical Compensation and Insurance Claims
After years of successful auto accident treatments, BMC has learned to work closely with auto insurance providers to document and communicate the extent of injuries and the progress of treatment. This documentation is valuable for insurance claims and legal proceedings, ensuring that individuals receive the compensation they deserve for necessary medical care.
In Colorado, MedPay is auto insurance coverage that helps pay for medical expenses resulting from a car accident, regardless of who is at fault. Colorado also is an automatic opt-in MedPay state, meaning you have to intentionally opt-out of having MedPay. It provides coverage for the policyholder, passengers, and household family members. MedPay in Colorado typically has a limit, and it is meant to offer swift compensation for medical bills, including hospital stays, doctor visits, and other related medical expenses, without the need to establish fault in the accident. A quick call to your auto insurance provider can help you understand the specific terms and limits of your MedPay coverage.