Being in a car accident can be one of the most terrifying and overwhelming experiences a person lives through. One moment everything may seem fine, the next moment you are involved in a serious collision. Many people who survive automobile accidents must deal with both physical and emotional damages following their accident, and treating these injuries can be a difficult process.
While no one ever wants to be in an automobile accident, it is important to know how to proceed with treating your injuries should you ever be involved in one. Visiting a chiropractor for professional chiropractic care is always one of the first things you should do, as these healthcare professionals specialize in treating many of the most common automobile accident-related injuries there are.
It’s hard to believe that at such slow speeds your body may become injured, but researchers recently conducted low speed rear impact tests and concluded that 29% of people developed symptoms related to whiplash at speeds of just 2.5mph. Furthermore, it has been shown that a 10 mph rear-end collision can produce up to 9 G’s of force in your neck! Keep in mind, the speed of the collision does not correlate to the degree of injury your body may sustain.
Apex Chiropractic uses the newest whiplash treatment Boulder has to offer. Coming to see us can help reduce inflammation, muscle tension and soreness, reduce scar tissue, decrease the stress, anxiety and emotional trauma sustained from the car accident.
Auto Accident Chiropractor in Louisville Colorado
FAQs About Seeing A Chiropractor After a Car Accident.
Yes! Depending on how severe the car accident injuries are a hospital may be your first stop. After that, a chiropractor nearby should be your next. The sooner the injuries like neck pain, back pain and whiplash can be treated, the better the outcome is for your health. If you’re looking for a car accident chiropractor in Louisville, CO, come on in! We are just minutes away and no appointment is necessary.
Neck and Shoulder Pain
Anxiety, Nervousness and PTSD
Eating and Sleeping Changes
Tingling or Numbness in the arms and feet
Abdominal Pain and Nausea
Bruising and Discoloration
Swelling or Stiffness
Dizziness and Changes in Vision
Changes in Hearing or Tinnitus
Lack of Concentration and Memory Loss
The sooner you get checked after a car accident, the smoother and quicker the recovery will be. There is a golden window of about 24 hours. If you can get in for chiropractic treatment within that time frame the prognosis is tremendously increased. If you can’t that is OK. You will want to get your appointment scheduled ASAP. The appropriate chiropractic treatment is unique to each whiplash injury and is directed at the primary dysfunctions detected during the chiropractic whiplash exam. Car accident chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat many of the injuries that are typically associated with whiplash like neck pain, back pain, headaches, stiffness, anxiety and nervousness. The length of treatment depends on the severity of the whiplash and the results from the examination.
Many auto accident injuries can stay asymptomatic for days, weeks or even months following the trauma. No matter how minor the accident our body flees to “fight of flight” mode which does an excellent job at masking the injuries. Leaving injuries unattended and hoping the pain will eventually dissipate can cause the problems to worsen and some injuries to become permanent. The orthopedic textbook states symptoms can take all the way up to 10 years to begin to appear on a more regular basis following any type of accident. It’s hard to believe that car accidents at such slow speeds can result in injuries, but researchers recently conducted low speed rear impact tests and concluded that 29% of people developed symptoms related to whiplash at speeds of just 2.5mph. Schedule an appointment today and see for yourself why chiropractic is best suited for healing the body after an auto accident.
Our car accident chiropractor in Louisville, CO, uses a 3 part NeuroTECH examination process to pinpoint exactly where the neck pain is coming from. After we locate the problem areas we will begin treatment to alleviate neck pain with the newest technique chiropractic has to offer, the Torque Release Technique. We will also be using deep tissue massage therapy to help with the soft tissue injuries as well as our spinal traction table for more severe injuries like disc herniations.
Yes! Apex Chiropractic uses a 3 part NeuroTECH examination process to pinpoint exactly where the back pain is coming from. After we locate the problem areas we will begin treatment to alleviate the back pain with the newest technique chiropractic has to offer, the Torque Release Technique. We will also be using deep tissue massage therapy to help with the soft tissue injuries as well as our spinal traction table for more severe injuries like disc herniations and sciatica.
There is not a better type of auto injury doctor in the world to see for whiplash than a chiropractor. If your family, friends or medical doctor disagree and you live in the Superior, Lafayette or Broomfield area, please tell them to call Dr. Shane at 720-328-1790 with an explanation. Any auto injury chiropractor will be able to do the appropriate examination procedures to let you know if you sustained a whiplash injury. Please trust that the care we provide will be much better than wearing around the recommended neck brace.
Sciatica pain relief is one of our specialties. There are many causes of sciatica and car accidents are one of them. Due to the crazy weather we get out here in the Boulder, Colorado area, we are never at a shortage helping people recover from slips, falls and other forms of accident related injuries. Sciatica is caused by abnormal pressure put on the nerves coming out of the low back. You may think chiropractors are bone doctors but we are really nerve doctors. The nerves just happen to be protected by the spinal bones. With the Torque Release Technique (TRT) the auto accident chiropractor can restore proper structure to the spine to alleviate pressure on the lumbar nerves responsible for sciatica allowing you to get back to your normal life.
Yes! Louisville, Broomfield, Superior, Lafayette, Erie, and Boulder law states that every auto insurance policy must cover at least $5000.00 of med-pay unless the insured signs away their medical payment benefits. Med Pay is a part of your auto insurance policy that pays any medical bills following an auto related accident. Med-Pay covers any accident in which a vehicle is related (i.e. pedestrian hit by car, bike rider hit by car) it also covers any passengers in your vehicle no matter whose fault the accident was. Each individual in the car accident (passengers too) is entitled to the entire amount of med pay on the policy (minimum $5000.00 per person). Read the FAQs about Med Pay at the bottom of this page.
This choice is always up to the individual but it is in your best interest to work with a lawyer no matter whose fault the accident was. Our chiropractic office and the lawyers we work with have been helping people with car accidents for years and know how to navigate the waters to keep the stress off of you. Unfortunately, the insurance companies only have one thing on their mind…how to save themselves money. Yes, even your own insurance company! Why do you think it is such a surprise to 99% of people that read these questions to have no clue that they have a minimum of $5,000 build into their insurance policy to help with situations like this? Hmmm…let’s think about that one. Wouldn’t it be nice for your car insurance company to fill you in on their little secret when you are reporting the car accident? They are very sneaky. Luckily we know their tricks and can make sure you get the care you deserve!
Many people who survive automobile accidents must deal with both physical and emotional damages following their accident, and treating these injuries can be a difficult process.There are not too many accident injury clinics around the Louisville, Lafayette and Superior, CO area but in our opinion, these are the types you should start with. Depending on the severity of the injuries your first stop may be to see a medical doctor at the hospital. They will only be checking for very severe injuries like fractures, concussions and internal bleeding. The medical doctor will most likely release you with some anti inflammatory drugs or pain killers. THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE OK! Their job is to make sure you stay alive, NOT to fully recover from the trauma you were recently in. The next step should be to go see a car accident chiropractor to get checked for a whiplash injury as well as any other type of spinal misalignments. Seeing a physical therapist as well as a deep tissue massage therapist is highly encouraged to help speed along the healing process.
If I were researching car accident doctors in my area I would always start with Google! Sometimes it can be hard to find a car accident chiropractic office nearby but the best way to start is to simply get on your phone or computer and Google “car accident chiropractor near me” or “car accident chiropractor Louisville, CO”. You will be able to see all the reputable ones in your area. Once you have this list check out their reviews and do some research! This article will help guide you as well: 10 Things You Must Do After a Car Accident in Louisville Colorado
Apex Chiropractic is an Auto Accident Chiropractor in Louisville Colorado
Coming to see us will even benefit your settlement case as you have a medical professional with proper documentation of your injuries. When choosing a chiropractic office, be sure to choose a trusted practice like Apex Chiropractic to avoid long-term pain associated with car accident injuries and promote the healing process. We are trained in car accident chiropractic care and accept all forms of auto policy insurance as well as medpay which covers everyone in the car no matters whose fault it is. Not familiar with medpay? Read the section below.
Our nervous system has to be completely connected from our brain down our spinal cord and then onward to all the muscles, tendons, and organs in our body to achieve optimal physical and emotional well-being.
Apex Chiropractic | Your Local Louisville, CO Car Accident Chiropractor:
Our car accident chiropractor is located in Louisville, Colorado (305 McCaslin Blvd, Suite 6 Louisville, Colorado), just a short drive from all parts of Broomfield, North Denver, Westminster, Lafayette, Erie, South Longmont and Boulder County, Colorado.
FAQs about medpay
Med Pay is a part of your auto insurance policy that pays any medical bills following an auto related accident. Med-Pay covers any accident in which a vehicle is related (i.e. pedestrian hit by car, bike rider hit by car, airplane accidents, etc…) it also covers any passengers in your vehicle. Each individual involved in the accident is entitled to the entire amount of med pay on their policy regardless of whose fault it is (minimum $5000.00 per person). This money is there to protect you to get you the recovery care you deserve no matter the circumstances.
Colorado law states that every insurance plan covers at least $5000.00 of med-pay unless the insured signs away their medical payments benefits, which we would not recommend. Many auto insurance companies will try to persuade you to sign away these benefits to help reduce your monthly premium and by telling you that your health insurance will cover you if you are in an accident. It is true that you can slightly reduce your premium ($10-$30 per year) but the difference is negligible when you consider the costs of deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance if you were to rely solely on your health insurance.
How much med pay should I have?
Everyone’s monetary situation is different, so go with what you can afford, but we would recommend having $10,000 as a minimum. Medical bills following an accident can become very costly especially if you have to be taken to the ER by ambulance following an accident. The ambulance ride and emergency room visit alone can go through $5000.00 very quickly. With $10,000 in medical payments you will hopefully have enough for the follow up care you need after your emergency visit.
Does my med pay get deducted from my settlement?
No. Medical payments are payments made by your own insurance regardless of who is at fault. Med – Pay is part of the services that you pay for with your premium and cannot be reimbursed back to your insurance company out of any future settlement you may have.
Why do I need medical payments?
First, it will cover more care options than your health insurance (chiropractic, hospital, massage, office visits, emergency room) and does not have co-pays, deductibles, or coinsurance costs.
Second, med pay is available immediately which allows you to get access to treatment as soon as possible and with no out of pocket cost following your accident. This is important because getting an exam and treatment early significantly increases your chances of healing. It also ensures that all of your injuries are documented in the event that future litigation is needed.
If you need an attorney after your accident Apex Chiropractic can recommend a reputable personal injury attorney in the area (we work with the best in the business!). Our doctors have personally met and worked with these attorneys and can attest that they will be of the highest standard.
I have health insurance, why do I need med pay?
It differs from health insurance in that there is no deductible or co-pay and you can choose your own doctor. Med-pay may be used for medical services such as chiropractic, pain management, massage, hospital bills, ambulance, etc.
Who is covered by Med Pay?
Medical Payments will cover anyone involved in an accident with an automobile. So that could mean you were in an auto accident with another vehicle, could be a pedestrian or bicycle that was struck by a vehicle, or you may have hit a stationary object like a wall or median while in your vehicle. Med pay will also cover everyone in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Can I use medical payments if I was at fault in the auto accident?
If you are the at fault driver in an auto accident you can still use your med pay. This is one of the great benefits of medical payments. In an auto accident someone is usually at fault but they will still need care and may have many medical expenses. Without med pay your health insurance would be used and your coverage would be based on the policy you have. You would be responsible for any deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance.
Can my chiropractor bill my med pay?
Yes, at Apex Chiropractic we are able to make your med pay last to ensure you get the care you need. We treat the all the components of your injuries and work in conjunction with only the best providers in the area. We get you out of the acute phase and get you feeling better faster using the most advanced technique and equipment on the market!