After your clients have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, there’s no time to waste. Paperwork must be filed and your client needs immediate medical care. But what many doctors and lawyers aren’t aware of is the importance of involving a chiropractor immediately after an accident. For over 20 years, Irondequoit Chiropractic Center has supported a large network of doctors and attorneys by providing quality care to their patients and clients after injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents.
An Effective Form of Treatment
For most patients injured in a motor vehicle accident, medication and physical therapy simply aren’t enough to address back and neck injuries and to restore their quality of life. It’s essential that doctors and lawyers refer their clients to a chiropractor with extensive experience in this area. This is because most people are in such an inflamed state that their bodies can’t handle physical therapy initially and other, more aggressive treatments, producing disappointing results.
At Irondequoit Chiropractic Center, our first goal is to reduce inflammation and enable the joints to return to their normal level of function. This is done through several treatment methods that make the affected soft tissues more elastic. After chiropractic treatment, physical therapy can be considered depending on the case, which at that time yields a much more desirable outcome.
Our time-tested framework has enabled countless patients to recover more quickly and their bodies to heal correctly. That’s why your clients need to see us as soon as possible after an accident. It is detrimental to wait too long, as their joints will continue to be locked in place and muscles will begin to degenerate and tighten without proper treatment.
When patients are prescribed medication after a motor vehicle accident, it only masks their pain. At Irondequoit Chiropractic Center, we don’t just focus on the symptoms – we find the root of the problem. We target the affected muscles and joints and use the proper treatment modalities, ensuring symptoms don’t return within a few weeks. We also educate patients on how a healthy, low-inflammatory diet helps the body heal naturally, decreases triggers of inflammation, and sustains positive long-term results.
Whiplash is one of the one of the most common injuries after a motor vehicle accident. Muscles become overly stretched, and without chiropractic care, continue to tighten, learn new behaviors they shouldn’t, and heal incorrectly. While medication and premature physical therapy only address pain, we look at the mechanics behind the injury to prescribe the best course of action.
Once we find the root of the injury, you and your client will receive a detailed report that outlines our working diagnosis, treatment method and home care considerations. When appropriate we can provide a more in-depth analysis by performing NCV/EMG* testing.
Your client will also have access to an online health portal, where their prescribed therapeutic exercises are available with video demonstrations. We pride ourselves on our patient-centered care and strong communication that keeps all parties informed.
Unlike many chiropractic offices, we have a large staff of dedicated employees who work closely with you throughout the entire process. This ensures that all insurance and other paperwork is completed correctly and on time. We’ll also assist your clients with reimbursement for mileage, out-of-pocket expenses, and more. For more information, contact Irondequoit Chiropractic Center today.
* An NCV is a nerve conduction velocity test, also known as a nerve conduction test. It is used to assess nerve damage and dysfunction by measuring how quickly electrical signals move through your peripheral nerves outside your brain and along your spinal cord. This will help differentiate between an injury to the nerve, the surrounding myelin sheath as well as define if the nerve injury has affected the muscles.
An EMG (electromyography test) is many times performed along with an NCV test and records the electrical signals moving through your muscles. This test helps detect the presence, location and extent of any disease that may damage the nerves and muscles.