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Auto Accident

Auto Accidents and Pain Management

Are you or a loved one suffering from injuries sustained in an auto accident? PINNACLE THERAPY CENTERS provides a wide range of chiropractic treatments to help you get back your health and wellness. We are dedicated to helping people and will work with any person regardless of their current condition and their ability to pay.

Auto Injuries

According to the Insurance Research Council, nearly 1/3 of all claimants injured in motor vehicle accidents (MVA's) seek treatment from doctors of chiropractic. This is an impressive number given that the National Safety Council (NSC) has determined there to be more than 12 million MVA's annually involving more than 20 million vehicles.

The reason individuals like yourself choose chiropractic care for treatment of injuries sustained in MVA's is simple - chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with MVA's are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, it's only natural that chiropractic be the treatment of choice.

Many studies have also found individuals injured in MVA's prefer chiropractic care for the treatment of their injuries. One such study evaluated 190 whiplash injury victims and found those who received chiropractic care reported treatment satisfaction of 100%.

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What To Do After An Accident

Schedule An Appointment

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident you will need to make an appointment for a brief, but thorough, examination. Often, individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents experience minimal or no symptoms for the first few weeks and even months. It's important to not only receive immediate and appropriate treatment for any injuries sustained, but also to document the extent of the injuries, if present.

Failure to obtain a timely evaluation or appropriate treatment for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident may negate your ability to receive monetary compensation for any future medical bills resulting from the accident, negate your ability to receive pain and suffering settlements, and negate compensation for work loss.

We Will Determine...

When you come in, we will determine:

  • the extent of the injury or injuries
  • the number of estimated treatments required to treat your injuries
  • if referral to another medical specialist is required
  • if special tests are required (i.e. MRI, CT Scan, etc.)
  • if you need to take "injury time off" from work (and provide you with a note to present to your employer)

Common Injuries and Symptoms

Motor vehicle accidents can result in a number of very diverse and complex injuries and symptoms. This is due to the diversity of factors involved with the each MVA - i.e. vectors of the collision, size of the vehicles involved in collision, preexisting health conditions of victims, age of victims, size and strength of victims, etc.

The following list comprises many of the most commonly sustained injuries and symptoms following MVA's:

Your Treatment is Covered 100%

Many people make the mistake of not coming for treatment because they don't have health insurance. Injuries from car accident are paid under the auto insurance policy. This insurance (called PIP) is mandatory in MARYLAND. Our treatment is fully covered by automobile insurance policies, no matter who is at fault, and no matter whether you were the driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian. Our office accepts car insurance payments as payment in full (no co-pay or deductible). We will submit the necessary insurance paper work and help you file a claim with the auto insurance company.

Success Story

Mr. Jose was injured in a car accident. He didn’t have health insurance, so he didn’t go for treatment for three weeks till a friend recommended him to our office. We advised him that the auto insurance will cover his treatment 100% at our office. Jose presented with neck and back pain that radiated down into his arms and legs. He was sent out for x-rays and subsequent MRI’s which confirmed the presence of disc bulges and disc herniations to his neck and back. He underwent conservative treatment at our office consisting of heat, intersegmental traction (flexion/distraction), muscle stripping, active stretches and exercises and adjustments. At the two month re-evaluation, he noted that he was 65% better.

Call our office to schedule an appointment for an evaluation so you can start feeling better today

New Patients

At PINNACLE THERAPY CENTERS your health is our first priority.  We understand the pain you may be in when coming to see us, so we have created a comfortable and relaxing environment for you.  Our friendly and organized office staff will provide you with the right information and will be available for any questions.

As a new patient, here is some information on what to expect on your first day here.  To correctly diagnose your injury or pain, we offer a FREE initial consultation.

We ask for the following on your first day:

  • Fill out general paperwork
  • Bring health insurance information
  • Bring car insurance and claim number (#), if a car accident was involved

We then perform the following:

  • Ask about the history of the injury
  • Examination of injury including ranges of motion, neurological exam, orthopedic exam and palpatory exam
  • Possible referral for imaging "X-Ray's, MRI's, etc."
  • Do a report of findings based on the history, exam and imaging
  • Come up with a treatment plan

As a car injury and work injury specialist, Doctor understands the importance that each case is different and that doing the proper examination is crucial in providing a appropriate treatment plan.  By providing Chiropractic care and seeing various injuries in the Maryland, Washington and Virginia, you can be assured that you will be well cared for.