You have been involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident. You may be experiencing neck pain, headache, lower back pain, fatigue, muscle spasms, arm or leg pain. It may hurt to simply hold your head up! You may be experiencing symptoms of Whiplash. Whiplash associated disorder (WAD) are common symptoms following a Motor Vehicle Impact. Chiropractors are trained in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Whiplash type injuries.
Injuries resulting from car accidents are quite common, and can have long lasting effects if not treated promptly. Accidents may result in an inability to perform day-to-day responsibilities and cause lost work time. Often the effects of the accident are delayed and subtle at first, masking the need to seek medical attention. However, it is imperative, no matter how small the accident may seem, that you be medically evaluated as quickly as possible. This will then allow you to be treated in a necessarily timely fashion.
Our clinic takes great pride in returning patients to pre-accident functioning in a safe and efficient fashion, using the best scientific evidence available. A customized treatment program is developed for you, aimed at decreasing pain, increasing functioning, and preventing a re-occurrence of symptoms.
Were you involved in a motor vehicle accident?
We are registered with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario(FSCO) to DIRECTLY BILL your Motor Vehicle Insurance Company. This allows you to focus on getting better.
What to do after a motor vehicle accident (MVA)?
It can be overwhelming and scary to be in a motor vehicle accident. To help to decrease some of the confusion on the paperwork side, below are some steps you can take if injured in a car accident.
Step 1 - Report the motor vehicle accident to your insurer.
Step 2 - Schedule an appointment your with Dr. Mike Mattinen or Dr. Lyne Rivet and inform the office that you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident.
Step 3 - For new patients or current office patients that were involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident: Please complete these office forms (both the Motor Vehicle Accident and Pain & Disability Forms).
Step 4 - In addition to the office questionnaires, there will additional documentation provided to you by your insurer. Should you have any questions regarding these forms, please ask our team for assistance.
Step 5 - Once your treatment plan is approved by your insurer, the cost for care can be billed directly to the auto insurer. However, if you have Extended Health Care Benefits, the FSCO guidelines require that your extended health care insurance be billed first prior to billing your auto insurance. Once you have exhausted your personal extended health insurance benefits, a statement of benefits will be provided to your automobile insurer and any remaining charges will be billed directly to them.
The goal of treatment after a car accident is to return you to you pre-accident status.
Common Injuries and Symptoms of Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries include:
- Shoulder pain
- Wrist pain
- Back pain
- Leg pain
- Sleep disorders
- Traumatic stress disorders
- Hand injuries
- Ankle pain
- Knee pain
- Chest trauma
- Inflammatory conditions
- Jaw pain