Q: I’ve been to the Hospital Emergency Room and/or My Medical Doctor. Do I Really Need to See a Chiropractor?
A: You need a doctor who understands car accident trauma and, therefore, provides the necessary care and diagnosis of auto accident injuries. Be aware hospital emergency rooms and other types of emergency services will check vital signs, make sure there are no life-threatening conditions and release you with pain relief medication. They do not treat the underlying injuries that can often lead to future pain and disabilities. The ER and Medical doctors are not trained to take care of ongoing car accident injuries. That is why Penny Injury Chiropractic highly suggests after your hospital visit you make an immediate appointment with our office. Our office is dedicated to auto accident victims and utilizes specific forms of care designed for correcting structural damage.
Q: I didn’t go to the Emergency room and didn’t go to my doctor. Do you offer emergency car accident care and when can I get an appointment?
A: Yes. You can get Emergency Car accident treatment at Penny Injury Chiropractic even if you haven’t seen a MD or gone to the hospital. We have same-day appointments available.
Q: Should I See An Attorney Before I See My Chiropractor?
A: First and foremost, we believe that if you have been involved in a car crash of any type you need to hire an attorney! It is crucial to get examined by the doctor as soon after the accident as possible. Your examination findings will need to be documented immediately after your accident by a Phoenix car accident chiropractor to determine the appropriate treatment necessary for the best recovery. Your attorney will want to know what injuries you have sustained.
Q: What If My Car Sustained Only Minor Damage?
A: Documented studies performed by car crash experts Arthur Croft, DC, Charles Carroll, MD, Paul McAtee, MD, and Lee Riley, MD, 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 any of the occupants in the vehicle is not necessarily directly related to the amount of damage to the vehicle. That is why all Phoenix auto accident injuries need to be immediately evaluated by a qualified neck and back chiropractor.
Q: What if I Need an MRI or See an MD after you examine me?
A: At Penny Injury Chiropractic, if needed, we will take X-rays in our office following an examination. Also, we will refer you for an MRI or any other imaging studies that are medically necessary to evaluate the extent of your injuries.
Q: If I Need Chiropractic Care, Do I Have To Pay For It Myself?
A: If you are not at fault your care typically is covered at 100% with no out-of-pocket costs to you. Penny Injury Chiropractic will assist you in obtaining the costs of your healthcare concerning your motor vehicle accident.
Q: The Insurance Company Has Been Calling Me And Wants To Settle, What Should I Do?
A: This is the exact reason we strongly suggest that you hire an attorney. Do not sign or settle anything until you have had us evaluate your injury for you. Remember if you settle with the insurance company before your injury is fully resolved, you will be entirely on your own and will have to pay for your care.
Q: My insurance adjuster said I shouldn’t need to go to the chiropractor because I was in a low-impact accident and there was hardly any damage to my car or the other car.
A: First and foremost your insurance adjustor cannot determine if you need care or what type of care to seek. Insurance adjusters are trained and get bonuses for keeping your accident costs to a minimum and sadly that pertains to your body as well as to your personal property. Also, the amount of damage to your car has been scientifically proven to not be related to the amount of injury you sustained to your back, neck and spine as well as the rest of your body.