One of the most common causes of musculoskeletal pain in Colorado is motor vehicle accidents. Whether you are a driver, passenger, pedestrian or bicyclist and have been involved in an automobile collision, there are options to your care.
The first thing you need to do is get evaluated by a Health Practitioner and make sure the right course of action is taken. Your health Practitioner will evaluate your cognitive and physical status. Once this is determined it is a good time to decide if Acupuncture, physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, or another modality will help in your healing. Everyone is different and we all respond to types of care differently.
In Colorado by default you get $5000 with certain Insurance policies for medical bills. The At Fault Auto Insurance company will not pay the provider directly, that payment will go through an attorney and is referred to as a medical "Lien". If you are being treated on a Lien you will need an attorney. Be sure to know your benefits and do your due diligence.
United Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield are accepted depending on the plan offered.
When experiencing a motor vehicle accident, there is almost always a back injury involved. People won’t always feel pain right away, but might start to experience symptoms a few days or even weeks following the accident. The most commonly reported injuries are:
- Back pain
- Extremity pain with numbness or tingling
- General muscle pain and emotional trauma
Patients with whiplash may experience neck and shoulder pain and stiffness, headaches, trouble concentrating, dizziness, balance issues, restless sleep and irritability. Being involved in an auto collision usually will have a large emotional component. It is important to address any resulting stress and anxiety.
Acupuncture helps relieve pain by releasing endorphins in the brain that block the transmission of pain signals, reducing inflammation and calming the autonomic nervous system. This helps the body relax and stimulates the healing processes. We will develop a treatment plan based on the severity of your case. It is important to follow your treatment plan. Work with your practitioner to set up a doable plan of attack.
We can help navigate the process with the insurance companies so that you can focus on your treatments to get back to what you enjoy.