We understand the complexities of personal injury cases, and we take great pride in managing them thoroughly. Our office has well-established relationships with Orthopedists, Neurologists, MRI facilities, and Physical Therapists for the best and most complete care of acute trauma injuries. At San Jose Chiropractic, we analyze, diagnose, and treat the various complexities of whiplash and soft tissue injuries.
We work with all auto accident injuries and attorneys. Liens are accepted in our San Jose office. We are the go-to auto accident chiropractor in San Jose, CA and have helped many individuals recover from auto accident related injuries. If you have been in an auto accident recently, there are some important decisions you must make. It's crucial to make these decisions immediately. Do not delay.
We Will Communicate With Your Attorney on a Regular Basis
Your attorney will be informed of your treatment plan, and we will be happy to keep them updated with your progress and the cost of your treatment. Our office may recommend a patient to retain legal counsel in cases of personal injury to help assist in their case with the insurance company.
We will provide a well-documented and accurate report to explain your personal injury, which may help you receive a fair settlement.
We will provide valuable resources for your attorney, including a well-documented personal injury report, visual proof of injury, and relevant case examples, articles, and diagrams.
Many people don’t realize how severe an auto accident can be. However, research shows that the aftermath of an auto accident can leave your body in tremendously bad shape that many believe could be nearly impossible to recover from. As a chiropractor that has served San Jose and surrounding communities for several years, I have noticed that many people are misinformed when it comes to whiplash. I hope this article will help better explain whiplash, why it happens, and how San Jose Chiropractic can help you.
What happens to your body that causes a whiplash injury?
Whiplash can happen whenever your body suffers from an abrupt jolt. Most whiplash injuries happen when you are sitting in a fixed position in a car and another car rear-ends you. Because auto accidents happen so fast, your body doesn’t have time to react before the car you’re sitting in is pushed forward. During the moment of impact, your body gets pushed down into your seat, and your head, which is heavy and secured by your neck, is delayed in reaction. Quickly after, your head changes directions by getting jolted forward to the limit your seatbelt will allow. Finally, once your head reaches its limit traveling forward, it is whipped backwards in reaction. Since your neck is not restricted by the seatbelt, your head is whipped back and forth beyond its standard limits. When this happens, it causes a tremendous amount of damage to the already extremely fragile neck structure.
What many people don’t realize is that it can take multiple days (usually around two or three) before any whiplash symptoms occur. Common whiplash symptoms include headaches, neck pain, and loss of motion. The reason it can take a few days to feel the symptoms is because the adrenaline in the body goes away and inflammation from the tiny tears in the injured ligaments and muscles causes pain to be felt. When the delicate ligaments that support your neck are wounded, the muscles react by tightening to guard the injured area. This protects the damaged area from further injury.
A few weeks following this injury, the distressed tissue releases chemicals that attach little cells to the wounded area, called Fibroblasts. They build up, creating a scar-like material called fibrin. Fibrin then helps mend and rebuild the injury. During these few weeks of repair, it is extremely important to maintain normal ranges of motion, as well as spinal alignment. If this is not done properly, the scar tissue will end up limiting the future mobility of the injured area. This can lead to spinal degeneration.
The good news is that by receiving precise, detailed chiropractic adjustments along with treating the injury with therapy and different exercises, your body will have a much better chance of rebuilding properly. This means less chance of chronic pain, stiffness, disc degeneration, and pinched nerves.
We can help alleviate your pain and rebuild your spinal structures. These treatment options also severely reduce future injuries from occurring. If you are suffering from whiplash, schedule an examination with us at San Jose Chiropractic today!
We Will Help You Start Feeling Better The Healthy Way!
It is important to get examined by the doctor first. The findings from your examination need to be documented immediately after your accident to determine the appropriate health care necessary for optimum recovery. After your Doctor's examination it would then be appropriate to consult an attorney for legal counsel.
Documented studies done by Charles Carroll, M.D., Paul McAtee, M.D. and Lee Riley, M.D. revealed that: "The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants."
In other words, the damage to the passengers is not necessarily directly related to the damage to the vehicle. Thus all auto accident injuries need to be immediately evaluated by a qualified chiropractor like Dr. Gail Hume, D.C..
We will immediately refer you for a MRI or any imaging studies necessary to evaluate the extent of your injuries. We also work exclusively with other local qualified medical doctor professionals such as orthopedics & neurologists to provide any additional necessary care.
In most cases, your auto accident insurance will pay 100% for the cost of your chiropractic care. Our Office can assist you in obtaining this information. Using your medical coverage should not raise your premiums.
Do not sign or settle anything until you have consulted with an auto accident injury chiropractor. If you settle before your injury is fully resolved, you will risk having to pay out of pocket for your care.
You need a doctor who is skilled in providing the necessary care and diagnosis of auto accident injuries. Usually hospitals will check vital signs, make sure there are no life-threatening conditions and release the patient with pain relief medication. They normally do not provide healthcare for the underlying injuries that can often lead to future pain. Thus after your hospital visit you need to make an immediate appointment with a chiropractor like Dr. Gail Hume, D.C..
The care is comfortable and quite soothing. Our patients look forward to the care they receive during their office visits.
Yes. The care is safe and gentle. In fact, we have patients that range from newborn infants, children, to the elderly who receive effective relief.
There are many insurance plans and coverage varies widely. Please call us to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Call us at (669) 204-8368