Top Tips to Handling a Car Accident in Lakeville & Apple Valley MN

Car Injury

Have you recently been in a car accident in Lakeville & Apple Valley? Know your rights! If your have been hurt in an auto-related accident, nearly all cases are covered. Even if you were at-fault, or a passenger. Going to the doctor will NOT make your rates go up (It’s against the law) and your own insurance company is who covers you. It is extremely important to visit a doctor trained in soft tissue injuries.

If you fail to do so, you could be making a big mistake! Once you settle your case, you lose the right to have your insurance company pay for treatment. Our goal is to help you heal, get well, and make any medical referrals if needed. We work directly with your lawyer for your most fair settlement.

The insurance company is not responsible for pre-existing injuries; only the injuries sustained from the accident. Even if you are just sore, you should visit your doctor immediately. Most whiplash symptoms develop within 24 hours of the injury and may include, neck pain and stiffness, headaches, most commonly at the base of the skull, dizziness, blurred vision, and fatigue. Some people also experience, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, ringing in the ears, sleep disturbances, and irritability. However the sooner the symptoms present themselves could indicate a more serious injury.

After an accident most people have one thing on their mind; their car. They are thinking about “Who is going to fix my car?” “Will my insurance rates go up?” “Who is going to pay for it?” When what they should be concerned about is their health.

You May Be Injured and Feel Nothing At All

Not only are auto accidents a nuisance, a common condition of auto accident victims is they don’t feel normal, medically speaking. You may experience noticeable pains and symptoms like muscle stiffness, or worse, you may be injured and feel nothing at all.

In either instance, did you know that automobile accidents can cause post-traumatic osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis can damage your posture (giving you a slumped appearance). Osteoarthritis can cause the discs in your spine to degenerate and create scar tissue formation leading to chronic stiffness and the inability to move correctly.

It should be noted:

  • Most doctors are not trained in the detection of soft tissue injuries.
  • If you have been in an auto accident, you need a doctor who is trained in the biomechanics of the human body. X-rays can be taken to find out if there has been any structural damage.
  • If we can’t help you, we will refer you to a doctor or facility that can.

If you have been in an auto accident recently, there are some important decisions you have to make. It is important to see your doctor first. That way the findings from your exam will give you the information necessary in order to decide if legal representation is required. Referrals are available to you to a reputable and qualified attorney.

In extremely rare circumstances the patient does pay for his care as he goes. Our office provides care “on credit” when patients are represented by an attorney. This means that medical bills will be paid at 100% up to a certain limit. Our office can assist you in obtaining this information.

Do not sign or settle until you have had us evaluate your injury. If you settle before your injury is fully determined, you will lose any benefit from insurance and will have to pay out of pocket for your care.

Again, you need a doctor who focuses in the treatment and diagnosis of auto accident injuries and soft tissue injuries. Most doctors normally do not treat the underlying improper musculoskeletal biomechanics that can and often do lead to future pain.

If your doctor has given you prescription medication, you must understand that these medications do not correct structural or soft tissue damage. Our treatment will be individual and specific to each client and injury. We focus on creating a treatment plan to get you back on your feet and in pre-injury condition.

Call our team at Alpha Spine Health & Injury Center today at (952) 985-5444.

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Alpha Spine Health & Injury Center
7644 160th Street W
Lakeville, MN 55044
(952) 985-5444

Chiropractic Lakeville & Apple Valley MN Best of 2015 Lakeville & Apple Valley
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“I was experiencing neck pains, headaches and hip pain. Since beginning treatment at AbsoluteHEALTH I have no pain. Dr. Betzina is a friendly, professional, caring provider. He is a good source of knowledge on various treatment options. I always feel comfortable discussing any health issues.”

- Allen H.

“I suffered from a stiff neck and tight shoulders. Since being under Dr. Betzina’s care everything feels much better! I now come every couple of weeks to keep feeling good. Dr. Betzina is always compassionate and accommodating.”

- Jennifer

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7644 160th Street W

Lakeville, MN 55044