Personal Injury & Workers Compensation Information

Injured in a Car accident? Did you get hurt on the job? 

We are here to help you. 

Whiplash info.jpg

                 9 Reasons to See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident 

  1. Treat Invisible Injuries: After you have been in a car accident, it can take many hours for symptoms of whiplash, such as a headache, nausea, soreness, dizziness, or pain in the neck and upper back to show. When it comes to whiplash, it is important to get treatment as early as possible and not wait an extended amount of time to see a doctor. You should see a chiropractor immediately after a car accident to avoid long-term pain.

  2. Reduce Inflammation: When you are injured in a car accident, common injuries such as micro-tears in the ligaments and muscles occur, and the problem is that they will not be diagnosed by an x-ray. These muscle tears are part of the reason that people who have been in an auto accident wake up feeling sore even though their x-rays look normal. When you visit a chiropractor, spinal manipulations will be used to realign the spinal column, which may help your body release an anti-inflammatory substance that lowers pain and inflammation in your body.

  3. Receive Non-Invasive Treatment: A chiropractor will perform non-invasive adjustments to help in realigning your spine to significantly reduce pain and promote healing.

  4. Reduce Scar Tissue: After a car accident injury, there can be scar tissue in your muscles. This will result in stiffness and discomfort. When you visit a chiropractor, they will use specific techniques to target the damaged areas so that the scar tissue can be broken up faster instead of letting it heal on its own. With reduced scar tissue, you will feel better and heal at a faster rate.

  5. No Drugs: As you know, medications prescribed to relieve pain can be highly addictive. Many people think that they will take the painkiller for a short period until they feel better, not realizing that they can become dependent or addicted to the medication. With chiropractic care, you can get effective pain relief without addictive drugs or medications. A chiropractor will also provide treatment that addresses the root cause of the injury, ensuring that the actual injury is healed, and the                                           pain is not just masked by the effects of the medication.

  6. Restore Range of Motion: If you suffer a neck or back injury in an auto accident, the inflammation                                                    that develops can lead to even more problems. Because inflammation slows down the healing process,                                          your blood and nutrients will be unable to reach the areas they need to go to. When a chiropractor                                          provides an adjustment, it will help in mobilizing your spine and restoring your body’s proper range of                                     motion. It will also help your body begin the healing process at a faster rate.

  7. Reduce Pain in the Entire Body: When you go for chiropractic care after a car accident, the spinal                                      adjustments you receive not only target pain in the affected areas but relieve pain in your entire body.                                        Spinal manipulations release a hormone that helps reduce pain. These hormones will reduce the pain in                                         the injured tissues after a car accident and furthermore will go to other parts of the body to make you                                           feel better all over!

  8. Provide Long-Term Benefits: When you go to a chiropractor for car accident injury care, you may be able                                          to prevent minor injuries from becoming serious long-term issues – these long-term problems may                                          develop if you do not seek treatment for even minor injuries. When you see a chiropractor immediately                                        after being involved in an auto accident, you gain long-term benefits and it may keep chronic and                                              painful conditions from developing.

  9. Help with Claims: If you were injured in an automobile accident that was caused by the negligence or                              recklessness of another person, you may consider taking legal action against them. When you see a chiropractor after a car accident, he or she will record all of your injuries and write a report that may be submitted to your attorney or auto insurance carrier to document the extent of these injuries.

 

Injured at Work? What You Need to Know

If you were injured at work - we can help!

First thing's first! Call our office or seek emergency attention, if necessary. Then, notify your employer and/or supervisor of the injury and any potential risk to other employees.

Dr. Wilcox is well versed in occupational health Best Practices which have been shown to reduce the potential of disability and return injured workers quicker to work! In fact, our office has been designated as a "Best Practice" office and is a member of the "Center of Occupational Health and Education Alliance of Western Washington"!

  

Many falls, and sprains can become serious injuries if not treated. If after using first-aid at work and further treatment is needed you should seek a health-care provider, and let them know that you were injured at work. 

 

What information is needed when making your appointment and what to expect at the appointment. 

  • We need to know where and when the injury happened. Also the supervisor's name and phone number of who the injury was reported to.

  • If your claim is going to be through the Department of Labor & Industries or is it a self-insured claim. 

  • Plan on showing up at least 20 minutes early then the appointment time because of the paperwork that needs to be filled out.

  • If you are new to Family Chiropractic, expect your appointment to be 30/45 minutes this includes the paperwork you will need to fill out.  If you are a returning patient plan on a 20/30 minute appointment, including paperwork. 

  • The provider will talk with you and examine your injuries.

  • The provider will certify whether your injury is work related. 

  • The provider will work with you to decide when you can return to work.

  • Recommend further treatment if needed. If provider suggests massages therapy, it is available in our office as well. ​​

 

       Click the button below if you want to learn more:

Work injury clip art.png

If you have any questions or are ready to set up a appointment  please call the office at

(360) 352-8112.  

Or click the request an appointment button.