How Can a Chiropractor Help Me After My Auto Accident?
Chiropractors are able to treat neck and back injuries associated with auto accidents. Many times, individuals who have been injured in a car accident experience such intense muscle pain and stiffness that they simply cannot function normally. When left untreated, this discomfort can be a serious issue.
After an auto accident, some individuals experience indicators of whiplash injuries right away, such as blurred vision, headaches, shoulder pain, dizziness, reduced range of motion and arm pain. Whiplash can also result in minor back injuries, muscle injuries, ligament problems, and disc damage. Other individuals may be injured and feel nothing at all.
Treating pain or whiplash should never be secondary to bringing your car at the mechanic or working with your insurance company. If you’ve had an auto accident recently, your first priority should be taking the initiative to visit your chiropractor!
Chiropractors and Sports Injuries?
Chiropractors are to athletes as cardiologists are to those who suffer from cardiovascular disease. Athletes who receive treatment from a medical doctor find themselves frequently benched and on the sidelines. Others play and then spend hours after the game-icing their injuries and taking pain medication. This is because medical doctors do not treat the body as an integrated system, but rather treat each injury individually. Meanwhile, chiropractic treatment offers a balanced, holistic approach, by using spinal adjustments and physical therapy techniques to help the patient’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments return to their normal function.
Chiropractic care meticulously tends to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Additionally, chiropractic care ensures that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working harmoniously in their healthiest, most natural state.
Professional athletes recognize tremendous value in chiropractic care because they realize that it helps them maximize athletic performance. Whether you’re an athlete or weekend warrior, receiving chiropractic care will enable you to reach an optimum level of achievement without breaking yourself.
What injuries are covered under a Medical Lien?
Any auto accident injury that is caused by a third party, which requires medical care and treatment, is considered under a medical lien. Many different types of auto accident injuries may be covered by a medical lien, including injuries car accidents and motorcycle accidents. Here is a list of some of the injuries that may occur during an auto accident, which may also be covered by a medical lien:
Muscle and ligament damage in back and neck
Headaches and migraines
If you have been involved in an auto accident and have been injured as a result, the most important step to take (after filing a claim with your insurance company) is to seek medical attention for your injuries. Next, you will want to speak with an attorney to secure your claim and begin the process for filing a medical lien against the other party. Many of the chiropractors in our network have worked with many attorneys to provide the necessary information and documentation so patients can continue receiving the care they need.
DOT Medical Examination
DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Center
The Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical is one of the most important qualifications for any Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver.
Its purpose is intended to help ensure the safety of both the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) holder and the other drivers sharing the road with him/her.
The Department of Transportation requires every CDL driver to receive periodic physical examinations conducted by an approved Certified DOT medical examiner.
The DOT physical exam looks for certain pre-existing medical conditions that might impair a driver’s ability to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle.
A medical examiner’s certificate, which is commonly known as a DOT medical card, provides proof the driver has met the medical requirements to hold a CDL.
In most states, a perspective CDL holder must hold a valid DOT medical card before a CDL learner’s permit can be issued.
Our chiropractor will run the IASTM instruments along the affected areas of your body. This enhances his ability to feel any lumps or adhesions lurking underneath the skin. The movement used to break up the areas of stiffness are fairly gentle, and you can experience a lessening of your symptoms within the first few treatment sessions.
Seldom do damaged spinal discs heal without proper treatment because the discs are constantly under the internal pressure that contributed to the disc problem in the first place. With state of the art treatment using a Spinal Decompression Table as a treatment option, along with pain relief and healing, your body may be able to repair some of the damage produced by this constant pressure.
Pain relief via structural support for weak or injured body part. Kinesiot tape is a flexible elastic tape that moves with your body. This provides supports to your body parts without the tape slipping.
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems..
Dr. Jimmy Bae, DC, NRCME
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Damien Kim, PhD, LAc
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Dr. Steve Moon, PT, DC
Doctor of Chiropractor
Jun Hyun Kim, MT
The doctors at La Palma Health Group are dedicated to improving the health of community members in Orange County - La Palma by promoting optimal health and well being of their patients. The doctors use an Integrated and holistic approach. This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of health problems. As chiropractors, we specialize in detecting and correcting interference within the nerve system; the body's master control system. We use chiropractic adjustment to reduce any nerve interference, which restores energy to every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. We may also suggest nutritional supplementation, diet changes, exercises, and lifestyle modifications to help nourish and energize the body to heal itself naturally. Using this unique approach, the doctors are able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health. As acupuncturists, we are dedicated to healing sickness and promoting healthy lifestyles. Our treatments don’t just focus on your symptoms - they concentrate on the root of the problem.
Whiplash occurs when a person’s head moves backward and then forward suddenly with great force. This injury is most common following a rear-end car collision. It can also result from physical abuse, sports injuries, or amusement park rides.
Whiplash results when the soft tissues (the muscles and ligaments) of your neck extend beyond their typical range of motion. Your symptoms might not appear for a while, so it’s important to pay attention to any physical changes for a few days following any accidents and it can cause long-term pain and discomfort.
“within the first visit, Dr. Kim narrowed down my problem area..”
“seriously a miracle worker. Professional, personable and in touch with his patients. Also works weekends on occasion which is so helpful when you can get away from the office. Highly recommend his services.”
“I haven't really been to a chiropractor in years! I have been in a great deal of pain and went to see Dr. Bae. Great experience and I cannot wait to go back. He's a family man and is very gentle! Thank you Dr. Bae.”
La Palma Office
5471 La Palma Ave. Ste 202
La Palma, CA 90623
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412 W Whittier Blvd
La Habra, CA 90631
4345 E Lowell St. Ste A
Ontario, CA 91761