Personal injury is a term that refers to injuries that could potentially result in legal action. Many of these injury types will require focused medical care and rehabilitation to regain full functioning and quality of life.
Fortunately, your Sacramento chiropractor and sports injury chiropractor in Sacramento, Gibson Chiropractic, can assist you in many areas and types of personal injury. The following are some of the most common personal injury types we see.
Auto Accident Injury
Car accidents cause the highest number of personal injury cases each year in the U.S. Inattentive driving and poor road conditions are some of the most frequent causes of auto accidents.
One of the most common auto accident injuries by far is whiplash. Whiplash is a result of spinal trauma due to being thrown forward and then rapidly backward against the seat belt. The trauma of this action damages the tendons, muscles, and tissue around the spine. One or more vertebrae can also become out of alignment.
Chiropractic care can be extremely effective in correcting the misalignments and imbalances caused by an auto accident. With harmony restored to the musculoskeletal system, the body is better able to heal naturally.
Slip and Fall
Slip and falls are a very common personal injury. It occurs when property owners are negligent in keeping the sidewalks, paths, and stairways safe and free of debris. The accumulation of snow, ice, oil or slippery gravel can make walkways hazardous to tenants and guests.
In addition to cuts and scrapes that might result from a slip and fall, there can be tremendous trauma to the back, neck, and spine. The entire core can be thrown out of alignment, and there is also the risk of joint injuries and misalignments as well.
It is also possible to experience a bulging or slipped disc as a result of a slip and fall. A protruding spinal disc can then put pressure on the nerves of the spinal cord, which leads to chronic pain in the area.
Assault and Battery
Being intentionally injured by someone else is another unfortunate type of personal injury. This injury type often includes a criminal case. It can also trigger a personal injury lawsuit in a civil court so that victims can seek compensation for the injuries. Your chiropractor in Sacramento is here to assist you in finding relief from your injuries.
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider is negligent in their care of a patient. If reasonably skilled and competent medical care is not provided by a doctor or other professional, the victim may have a personal injury case.
Medical malpractice is the most complex of all personal injury types and can refer to just about any aspect of health. For issues and injuries related to the back, neck, spine or joints, consult your Sacramento chiropractor Gibson Chiropractic. We can assist you in correcting medical negligence and restoring balance.
Contact Your Sacramento Chiropractor
At Gibson Chiropractic, you can expect an intuitive, whole-person approach to injury treatment and chiropractic care. The goal of your sports injury chiropractor is always to provide the least invasive method possible to correct musculoskeletal system imbalances and get you on the road to healing once again. After a thorough diagnosis of your condition, we’ll formulate a personalized treatment plan that’s customized to your specific injuries and wellness goals. Call today at 916-943-4250 to schedule an appointment.
Personal Injury FAQs
In many cases, auto accidents will result in personal injury to the neck, back, or other areas of the body that can be treated by a chiropractor. In fact, although chiropractors represent only 5% of the total healthcare arena, they treat more personal injury cases than any other specialty. In fact, 33% of all accident victims seek chiropractic care for personal injuries.
Whether or not you are the guilty party in an accident resulting in personal injury, it’s important to properly document all medical expenses so that you can be compensated by the responsible insurance company. Unfortunately, there is a lot of fraud in the arena of personal injury claims to insurance companies, so claims of this nature are coming under an increasing amount of scrutiny.
Dr. Gibson has an extensive amount of experience treating victims of personal injury and auto accidents, and he understands how to work with insurance companies and attorneys so that your claim is processed smoothly. He has a well-trained insurance department that handles all personal injury and auto accident cases, so you can rest assured that your case will be documented correctly.
Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding chiropractic care of personal injury and auto accidents.
Can I be reimbursed by the liable person’s insurance company for chiropractic care in a personal injury case?
Yes, you can be compensated for chiropractic care in a personal injury or auto accident case as long as the care was necessary for the injury you received and the diagnosis and treatment are properly documented.
Does the length of treatment affect amount that an insurance company will pay for a personal injury case?
Possibly. While longer treatments can indicate a more serious injury (and thus one requiring more compensation), due to the amount of fraud in the industry insurance companies tend to be suspicious of lengthy treatments. That’s why it’s important to deal with a provider like Dr. Gibson that has experience dealing with insurance companies and treating personal injury cases.
Is chiropractic care appropriate for my personal injury or auto accident case?
Since 65% of accident injuries include musculoskeletal injuries such as whiplash, sprains, and strains, in many cases chiropractic care is an appropriate treatment. However, this is something that can only be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you think chiropractic care can help you, the best course of action would be to schedule an initial appointment with Dr. Gibson.