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Uh, better call your Chiro (part 3)

Did you know that one of the most stressful aspects of living in modern life is dealing with the problems that arise after an auto accident?

Were you also aware that some auto accident injuries are hidden and seldom detected for months or even years?

As a result, a lot of accident victims settle their case with the insurance companies before getting evaluated from a doctor trained in soft tissue injuries.

This could be a big mistake.

Why?, Because once that you settle your case you lose the right for care if you need it.

A good rule of thumb is to get educated in your rights, then make a decision, there is no reason to rush; it can only hurt you.

REMEMBER: Do NOT be the person who, years later states, “Ever since the car accident, this has been hurting.”

It is our position that if you were indeed injured, you should get the care you need to get you back to the way you felt and functioned just before the accident.

Now, it is not the responsibility of the insurance company to pay for anything more than that. They are not responsible for pre-existing injuries; only the injuries sustained from the accident.

Even if you are just sore, you should get checked out immediately.

Because you may experience pain, numbness, headaches, muscle stiffness, fatigue, and other problems including arthritis many months down the road. Nothing is more important than your health when you start to lose it.

Here is where the problem begins... Most people who suffer from an auto accident have one thing on their mind: Their Automobile!

Common questions include:

“Who is going to fix my car?”

“What will I drive in the meantime?”

“Will my insurance rates go up?”

“Who is going to pay for it?”

And the last thing on their mind is:

“Am I Really OK?”

Not only are auto accidents an inconvenience and a hassle, a common general complaint of auto accident victims is that they do not feel their normal selves.

You may also be experiencing obvious pains and symptoms like muscle stiffness or spasm, neck pain, headaches, numbness and tingling, back pain, difficulty sleeping, irritability, memory loss, fatigue, difficulty concentrating and many other difficulties, or worse yet, you may be injured and feel nothing at all.

Either way, did you know that auto accidents can cause post traumatic osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis can ruin your posture (giving you a slumped or hump back appearance).

Osteoarthritis can cause the discs in your spine to degenerate and create scar tissue formation leading to chronic stiffness and the inability to move properly.

When this happens, simple tasks like turning your neck become painful and almost impossible.

As a matter of fact...

Most Doctors are not Trained in the Detection of These Hidden Injuries....

How are these hidden injuries detected?

If you have been in an auto accident, you need a doctor from Cedar City Chiropractic that is trained in the biomechanics of the human body; someone who treats these injuries every day.

That means that Cedar City Chiropractic can perform orthopedic and neurological tests as well as their functional tests that can assess soft tissue damage, muscle strength, range of motion, and joint nerve function.

In addition, x-rays can be taken to find out if there has been any structural damage.

Cedar City Chiropractic has been treating auto accident patients for over twenty years now. We evaluate auto accident victims, and make appropriate referrals to other healthcare providers if needed; including orthopedic doctors, neurologists, physical therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and MRI centers.

Our Primary Responsibility Is Giving You The Care If You Need It, And Submitting The Required Medical Reports To The Insurance Company So Your Rights Are Protected.

There are those people who are injured who are not getting the care that they need. If you are injured call Cedar City Chiropractic , we can help you a lot; you will not be treated for months on end. We want you to get fixed and out of our office as soon as possible!

If Cedar City Chiropractic cannot help you, we will refer you to a doctor or facility that can.

Cedar City Chiropractic have treated scores of accident victims just like you.

Cedar City Chiropractic is staffed with the friendliest people you could ever meet who are all trained in handling the sometimes confusing paperwork that needs to be filled out to make sure that:

Your Rights Are Protected And Your Injuries Are Properly Documented.

If you have been in an auto accident recently, there are some important decisions you have to make and if I were you, I would make these decisions very carefully.

Q: Should I See An Attorney Before I See Cedar City Chiropractic?

A: It is important to get checked out by the doctor first, that way the findings from the exam will allow you the information you need in order to decide if an attorney is necessary. If necessary, we can refer you to a reputable and qualified attorney.

REMEMBER: Do NOT be the person who, years later states, “Ever since the car accident, this has been hurting.”

Q: What If My Car Only Sustained Minor Damage?

A: 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. But if you are not in pain immediately, that doesn't necessarily mean that you are OK.

REMEMBER: Do NOT be the person who, years later states, “Ever since the car accident, this has been hurting.”

Q: If I Need Treatment For This Injury, Do I Have To Pay For It Myself?

A: No, Only in rare circumstances does the patient pay for their care as they go. Our office provides care “on credit” when patients are represented by an attorney.

Most Utah car insurance policies carry what is called “PIP” which stands for personal injury protection. This means that your medical bills will be paid at 100% up to a certain limit. Our office manager, Nikki, can assist you in obtaining this information.

REMEMBER: Do NOT be the person who, years later states, “Ever since the car accident, this has been hurting.”

Q: What about my insurance rates?

A: By law, using your PIP will not raise your premiums.

REMEMBER: Do NOT be the person who, years years later states, “Ever since the car accident, this has been hurting.”

Q: The Insurance Company Has Been Calling Me And Wants Me To Settle, What Should I Do?

A: Do not sign or settle until you have had Cedar City Chiropractic evaluate your injury for you. If you settle before your injury is fully resolved, you will be completely on your own and will have to pay out of pocket for your care.

REMEMBER: Do NOT be the person who, years later states, “Ever since the car accident, this has been hurting.”

Q: I Have Been To The Hospital And My Medical Doctor, Do I Really Need To See Cedar City Chiropractic?

A: You need a doctor that focuses in the treatment and diagnosis of auto accident injuries. Usually hospitals will check vital signs, and release the patient with pain relief medication or muscle relaxers. They normally do not treat the underlying improper musculoskeletal biomechanics that can often lead to future pain. If you are still having problems, you should get a second opinion.

If your M.D. has given you pills, you must understand that pills do not correct structural or soft tissue damage. There are special therapies designed for that, and we offer these modalities at Cedar City Chiropractic.

REMEMBER: Do NOT be the person who, years later states, “Ever since the car accident, this has been hurting.”

Our Chiropractic physicians can focus on your overall health and wellness, enabling you to run FASTER, jump HIGHER, and recover QUICKER. Helping you ultimately in achieving your greatest health and wellness goals.


At Cedar City Chiropractic, We have MORE than just your back!


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