Auto Injury

Being in a car accident is a very difficult situation on a number of levels. Your pain is sometimes secondary to the aftermath of having your car at the mechanic as well as the stress of dealing with your insurance and potentially missing work.

While you are in a hurry to get your car fixed and back to normal activities, make sure to see your chiropractor before you make any major decisions. There could be underlying injuries that a minor stiff neck is not allowing you to uncover. A car accident is a major event and the trauma that comes from them could be significant.

Chiropractors are specialists in soft and hard tissue problems including the results that could come from the trauma from a car accident. Make sure you see your chiropractor to get a full examination.

Sports Injury

Professional sports figures are consistently reaching new heights in their professional careers. With each passing year, new records are shattered and the human body is pushed to its limits. Everyday athletes follow suit by pushing themselves harder, choosing rigorous training patterns, and taking their diets to a new level. Despite the meticulous care and training that athletes take, they experience musculoskeletal injuries.

Chiropractors are to athletes, just as Cardiologists are to those who suffer with cardiovascular disease. Chiropractors have specific training in evaluating and treating the injuries and ailments of athletes. Chiropractors can treat an injured athlete more effectively than a medical doctor, who is not well versed in sports injuries. In addition to treating athletic injuries, the chiropractor is skilled in aiding the athlete in injury prevention.

Athletes who receive treatment from a medical doctor find themselves frequently benched and on the sidelines. Others play and then spend hours after the game with ice packs and taking pain medication. Medical doctors do not treat the body as an integrated system, but rather treats each injury individually.

It has been said that chiropractic care most closely relates to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Chiropractic ensures that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working in harmony and in their healthiest, most natural state.

Professional athletes see such a great value in chiropractic treatment that they regularly have chiropractic well visits to prevent injuries. If you are an athlete or weekend warrior, chiropractic care will enable you to reach peak performance, without breaking yourself. Make an appointment with a chiropractor today.

Personal injury

Personal injury is related to bodily harm that comes from being involved in any type of accident or mishap. The difference between personal injury and workers comp is that personal injury takes place outside of work. Chiropractors are professionals at uncovering underlying issues in personal injury accidents. Whether it be a single adjustment or a series of treatment, your chiropractor is one of the best options to get you healing on the right path and back to near perfect.

If you find yourself in a personal injury accident, make sure that you at least get a consultation with a chiropractor as you may have underlying issues that traditional medicine may have missed or took the wait and see approach on. Don't let your injury go unnoticed and cause major issues down the line.

Workers Compensation

Chiropractic is an excellent means of dealing with workers compensation issues. If there's an injury on the job and you've gone down the traditional medical road to be treated, it may be time to give chiropractic a try. Chiropractors are professionals at dealing with underlying issues that potentially could be missed by medical doctors. Locating the source of your injury could be the difference between fixing an issue and living with something for a long period of time.

In addition to being professionals at uncovering underlying issues, chiropractors handle the healing process without the need for addictive pain pills and potentially risky surgery. If you've been injured at work, make sure to go see a chiropractor for an initial consultation.

Injured on the Job? Do you know your rights?

1. You have the right to treat with the physician of your choice. Neither your employer, nor the BWC, nor the managed care origanization (MCO) can choose for you, or compel you to go to a particular doctor. You are free to select your health care professional as long as they are a Certified BWC prodider. If your employer is  self insured (as opposed to state funded), you may have to see the physician of their choosing, FOR THE INITIAL VISIT ONLY. After that, you are free to go wherever you choose. Some employers may pressure you to see a certain doctor, but one must ask, "why"?  Who is this doctor working for, the injured worker or the employer?

2. You have the right to change doctors anytime. You may change providers by providing the BWC with a written notice at anytime, however you may only have one physician of record at a time.

3. You have the right to see your doctor without any representative of your employer, the BWC, or a MCO present.

4. You have the right to file a claim with the BWC for injuries or a disease related disability sustained in the course of employment for up to a period of two years form the date of onset.

5. You have the right to necessary, on-going coverage under your BWC claim. Generally, your claim remains open for a 6 year period from the last date a medical bill was paid, for claims that have an absence of an award of compensation. FOr claims with an award of compensation (i.e lost wages, permanent partial disability, etc), the period extends to 10 years following the last date of payment.

6. You have the right to be represented by an attorney.

7. You have the right to appeal a decision made by your employer, MCO, or the BWC.

8. You have the right to any and all medical records and reports pertaining to you in the possession of your employer or its agents. The ORC 4113.23 requires your employer to provide you with copies of your medical records upon request, that it maintains on you.