- Q: Should I See An Attorney Before I See My
Chiropractor? A: It is important to get
checked out by the doctor first. That way the findings from your 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.
- Q: What If My Car Sustained Only 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.
- Q: If I Need Treatment For This Injury, Do I
Have To Pay For It Myself? A: No, only
in very rare circumstances does the patient pay for his care as he goes. Our
office provides care "on credit" when patients are represented by an attorney.
Some car insurance policies have what is called "Med Pay." This means that
medical bills will be paid at 100% up to a certain limit. My office can assist
you in obtaining this information.
Using your medical coverage should not raise your premiums.
- Q: The Insurance Company Has Been Calling Me
And Wants To Settle,What Should I Do? A:
Do not sign or settle until you have had us 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.
- Q: I've Been To The Hospital And My Medical
Doctor, Do I Really Need to See a Chiropractor? A: You need a doctor who focuses in the treatment and
diagnosis of auto accident injuries. Usually hospitals will check vital signs,
make sure there are no life-threatening conditions and release the patient with
pain relief medication. They normally do not treat the underlying improper
musculoskeletal biomechanics that can and often do 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 our office.
- Q: Does Your Care Hurt? A: Absolutely not. The care is very gentle and quite soothing. Most
patients can hardly wait to get their care.
- Q: Is The Care Safe?
A: Yes, extremely. Particularly when compared to the side effects from medication. I urge you to go to the patient testimonial tab to get a feel for what you can expect.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Gindele Chiropractic - FAQ about Auto Accidents
If you have been in an auto accident recently, there are some important decisions you have to make, and if I were you, I'd make these decisions very carefully.