More than six million car accidents occur in America each year. Even a minor automobile accident can have major effects on your health. When one automobile is struck by another, thousands of pounds of force are exerted on the neck & spine.
Car accident injuries effect various parts of the body. Head, neck and back injuries are certainly the most common, but car accidents also frequently affect internal organs, and upper and lower limbs.
Most people don't think that a 20 mph rear end collision can hurt them. But in reality, body can feel the effects of as little as 8 mph collisions.
The auto injury related treatment is covered in full by auto insurance policies whether you are a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian... and regardless of who is at fault.
Dr. Cha is highly trained and very experienced in helping patients overcome painful auto accident injuries that cause strained muscles/sprained ligaments and spinal misalignments of the spine. Gentle and effective spinal adjustments, spinal decompression therapy, massage therapy, and physiotherapy will help you live without pain and regain the mobility that you once enjoyed.
Anyone who has been in an automobile accident, even if there are no obvious symptoms, should have a Chiropractic examination. The damage from spinal nerve stress may take weeks or even months to surface. Chiropractic exam and proper treatment can save an accident victim from much pain and disability later.
Frequently Asked Questions;
Q.. What symptoms can I get from an automobile accident?
A.. Car accident injuries effect various parts of the body. Head, neck and back injuries are certainly the most common, but car accidents also frequently affect internal organs, and upper and lower limbs. Wrist and hand sprain from holding tight the steering wheel, or hip/knee/ankle sprain from stepping hard the brake pedal at the time of collision is also very common auto-accident related injury.
Q.. Who pays for treatment?
A.. Auto insurance will pay in full for the treatments. You do not pay anything for the treatment related to auto injury in Minnesota.
Q.. Will my auto insurance premium be increased if I get treatments for auto injury?
A.. No. Whether you are responsible for the accident either partially or fully is the factor that affects your insurance premium. Whether or not you get the treatments shouldn't be the reason that affects the premium.
Q.. I am involved an auto accident, but I don't have auto insurance. Do I have to use my health insurance?
A.. No. As long as it is an auto accident related injury, your health insurance does not pay for the treatment. According to Minnesota No-Fault Law, there is almost always a liable no-fault insurance carrier who is responsible to pay for the treatments. We can help you to find the right no-fault insurer. Again, it does not affect the insurance premium of the no-fault insured.
Q.. I have previously existing pain on my neck that became worse after recent auto accident. Will the auto insurance pay for the treatment for the pre-existing neck pain?
A.. Yes. If the condition became worse because of the auto accident, you have the right to get proper treatments until you reach to pre-accident condition.
Q.. I got neck pain from a car accident, but my car got almost no damage. Will the auto insurance still pay for the treatment of my neck pain?
A.. Yes. There is no specific relationship between the body injury and the car damage. Some sturdy SUV's do not easily get damaged by impact but can transfer the force from the collision to the passenger in it and cause quite body injury. The biomechanic of your body posture and motion at the time of collision is more important factor that affects the amount of the body injury than the damage of the car you were riding.
Q.. The E.R. gave me pain killers. Do I have to keep taking them?
A.. If you are in too much pain, it might be okey to take pain pill in short period of time as necessary. However, the pain pills hide your symptoms that you may think you are okey even though your body got injured. In that case it can prevent you from getting proper teatments in time and make the recovery from the injury harder, and possibly cause permanent disability in worse case. Remember you have to treat the injury that causes the pain, not the pain itself.