Auto Accident Injuries

Imagine trying to balance a bowling ball on a stick.  To make it more difficult, tilt the stick forward while trying to maintain balance of the bowling ball.  That’s what it’s like trying to support your head on your neck if it loses its natural curve!

A whiplash injury can cause your neck to lose its natural curve.  Adjustments, exercises, stretching, and an orthopedic pillow can all assist you in restoring your neck’s normal curvature.  Now think of the same bowling ball resting on a large spring… can you see and feel the difference?

At Stone Chiropractic,  injuries are treated with chiropractic adjustments with the hands, appropriate physical therapy, exercise to rehabilitate, and nutrition to help the body have what it needs to heal.  One of the therapies available for people injured in auto accidents is the K-Laser. Whiplash, bruises, cuts, and other injuries heal faster when treated with this class IV, 10 watt laser.  It is different from other lasers like the cold laser or class III laser, because the power is much higher and the results are incredibly faster.

Should a driver give a statement to the other person’s insurance?

This is a question that comes up frequently in my office.  An attorney that I trust, Randal L. Meek answers that question:

After being in an auto accident, a driver is sometimes contacted by the other driver’s insurer.  Here is what most auto insurance agents recommend:

Q:  Should a driver give a statement to the other person’s insurance company?

A:  No.  Unless their agent or attorney agrees, a driver should say nothing.

Q:  How could making a statement hurt?

A:  Most people are friendly and want to answer questions honestly and fully.  That could hurt a driver’s case if he or she makes remarks that somehow increase their own liability or reduce the other driver’s responsibility.

Q:  So how should drivers respond if agents pressure them?

A:  Drivers should tell representatives that all further contact should be directed to their insurance agents or attorneys.

Q:  What else can drivers do?

A:  As soon as they’re done with this kind of call, drivers should write a short record covering the conversation, noting date, time, topics, and whatever else seems important.  Stay in touch with insurance agents and attorneys.

Remember, if you are ever involved in an automobile accident, be sure to seek care right away.  Statistics show that chiropractic care right after an accident is more effective at helping patients get better faster.

Care in my office is covered by auto insurance companies.

Here are a few of the services I offer in my office to help someone recover from automobile accident injuries:

  • Chiropractic Adjustment
  • Class IV Laser Therapy
  • Spinal Decompression Therapy
  • BioPuncture
  • Nutritional support
  • Exercises that assist in recovery
  • Intersegmental Traction
  • Acupuncture

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are common in today’s active society.  Due to increases in athletes’ size, speed, power and strength, greater stress in placed upon an athlete’s muscles, tendons and ligaments.  The key to properly treating a chronic sports injury is to identify the complete cause, not simply to treat the injured area.

If an individual suffers from multiple chronic sports injuries, dehydration must be ruled out.  This is found in individuals that have a tendency to sweat more than average.  In this case, increasing water intake is good, but not sufficient to ward off potential injuries.  Electrolyte balance is very important because sweat contains salts that must be replaced.  When the body is dehydrated and imbalanced from an electrolyte standpoint, pulled muscles are very common.

Chronic sports injuries are often due to overuse syndromes.  In year-round warm climates, like in California and Florida, athletes can play the same sport throughout the year making overuse and repetitive stress injuries such as tendinitis (painful inflammation of the tendons), and arthritis (joint inflammation) commonplace.

At Stone Chiropractic, athletes enjoy the benefits of having a chiropractor who knows extremity adjusting.  Not only can Dr. Stone align the spine, but ankles, knees, wrists, shoulders, all get put in their places, thus improving the golf swing, the running, the balance, etc.

Dr. Stone also addresses nutrition as it applies to athletes.  With the increased intake of oxygen comes the increased need for anti-oxidants and omega 3.

In addition, Dr. Stone has the K-Laser.  This is a class IV, 10 watt laser that heals on the cellular level.  There is a wide variety of sports injuries that heal faster with laser therapy:

  • Bruises
  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains/strains
  • Joint pain
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Bursitis
  • Pulled muscles
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Wrist pain

Call us today to make an appointment to start feeling better!

Does my insurance pay for chiropractic care?

Automobile insurance covers care at Doc Rock Stone Chiropractic 100%, if you need care following an auto accident. Worker’s Compensation usually covers care at 100% as well.

Dr. Stone can bill many insurance companies, including:

  • EMIA
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Select Health
  • Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Mailhandlers
  • Ironworkers

Doc Rock Stone Chiropractic is a preferred provider for other insurance companies, including:

  • United Healthcare
  • Great West
  • Aetna

If you are not sure what coverage you have, you can call the number indicated on your insurance card, or feel free to call Doc Rock Stone Chiropractic, and someone in our billing department will be happy to assist you.

What is the purpose of Doc Rock Stone Chiropractic?

Our primary purpose at Stone Chiropractic is to support as many people as possible in their quest for health and to educate them about chiropractic so they may, in turn, educate others. It is our goal to help you improve your quality of life and health through gentle, effective care.

Whether you suffer from pain as a result of headache, backache, stress, or accident as a result of personal, automobile, sports, or industrial injuries, our aim is to relieve your pain and help restore health. We care about you and your family and are committed to serve you in a professional, yet relaxed and friendly manner. We encourage you to ask questions because an educated patient will more likely be active in keeping healthy through chiropractic care.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is based on the law of biology that the human body has the ability to be healthy, and to get well. Often called the law of homeostasis, it is the body’s ability to be well within itself and within it’s environment.

Chiropractic draws on the theory of physiology that the nervous system, composed of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, and the sense organs, controls and coordinates all other organs and structures, and relates the individual to its environment.

Chiropractic maintains that relationship between the integrity and health of the nervous system, and the integrity and health of the individual.

Chiropractic is based on the premise that a loss of spinal framework integrity can relate to loss of nervous system integrity. The association of framework dysfunction and nervous system dysfunction is called a subluxation.

The chiropractor adjusts the subluxated vertebrae which allows the nervous system to function and the body to heal.

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