Most people who suffer from an auto accident have one thing on their mind: their automobile!
Who is going to fix my car?
What will I drive in the mean time?
Will my insurance rates go up?
Who is going to pay for it?
People seldom think about themselves and their health in these times. If they did happen to go to a medical doctor or the emergency room, they will not get all of the help they need and deserve. Emergency rooms are only going to check vital signs and look for broken bones and cuts. Medical doctors will give pain pills and muscle relaxers to try and help the symptoms, but they will not address the cause of the problems.
This is where Dr. Hyack comes in. As a Gonstead Chiropractor, he is trained to deal with soft tissue injuries that arise from a car accident, and the best news is that it is all covered by your car insurance. Minnesota is a no-fault car insurance state and that means that you can get care right away and it will not affect your insurance premiums. The sooner that Dr. Hyack can evaluate the condition of your spine and nerves, the sooner that you will be on the road to recovery.
Remember, nothing is more important than your health when you start to lose it. Please give us a call and set up an appointment.
Q: Should I see an Attorney before I see my Chiropractor?
A: It is important to get checked out by the doctor first, that way the findings from your exam will allow you the information you need in order to decide if an attorney is necessary. If necessary, we can refer you to a reputable and qualified attorney.
Q: What if my car sustained only minor damage?
A: Documented studies show 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.
Q: If I need treatment for this injury, do I have to pay for it myself?
A: No, Minnesota is a no-fault insurance state. This means that the insurance company picks up the entire tab to insure that their clients get proper care. Our office provides care “on credit” when patients have set up a claim with their car insurance companies. Only in very rare circumstances does the patient pay for their care as they go.
Q: The insurance company has been calling me and wants to settle, what should I do?
A: Do not sign or settle until you have had us evaluate your injury for you. If you settle before your injury is fully resolved, you will be completely on your own and will have to pay out of pocket for your care.
Q: I’ve been to the hospital and my medical doctor, do I really need to see a Chiropractor?
A: You need a doctor that focuses in the treatment 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 treat the underlying improper musculoskeletal biomechanics (body alignment) that can and often do lead to future pain. If you are still having problems, you should get a second opinion.
If your M.D. has given you pills, you must understand that pills do not correct structural or soft tissue damage and instead mask the problems. The Chiropractic adjustment is the safest and fastest way to correct the damage.
Q: Does your care hurt?
A: Absolutely not. The care is very gentle and quite soothing. Most patients can hardly wait to get their care.
Q: Is the care safe?
A: Yes, extremely. Particularly when compared to the side effects from medication. I urge you to go to the patient testimonial page to get a feel for what you can expect.