Treatments for Auto Injury
When you come in for your initial evaluation and treatment by either Dr. Kimberly Kesner and/or Dr. Chad Kesner and their providers you will be experiencing care with over 85 years combined experience in the auto trauma realm of care. The evaluation will consist of a thorough orthopedic and neurological evaluation as well as radiographic images and advanced imaging if necessary. Then taken into consideration the severity of your injury and any pre-existing components prior to the accident, al contributing to a multidisciplinary treatment plan that will encompass your care for
this accident. Your recommended care plan may include some combination of the following treatments, depending on your injury’s unique characteristics.
Whether or not your injury is directly related to your back, the trauma of a car accident can throw the spine out of alignment, which can interfere with the body’s ability to recover from any injury.
The spine’s condition affects the entire body, as it protects the spinal cord. The brain communicates with other parts of the body through the system of nerves that stem from the spinal cord, which is why chiropractic adjustments can be such an effective treatment for injuries to all parts of the body.
Acupuncture following a car accident has been shown to alleviate pain and speed up the recovery time. It is a gentle, safe and effective treatment that works well on its own or in conjunction with other therapies.
Acupuncture is a well-known form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for over 3000 years. Acupuncture is performed by using extremely thin needles that are solid, flexible and disposable. The therapy promotes the body’s ability to heal itself, and most individuals feel significant improvement within 2-3 treatments.
Physical Therapy can prevent long-term damage. Physical Therapy not only helps address immediate injuries by improving strength, flexibility and mobility, but it can also prevent long-term damage like chronic pain and migraines. If you begin physical therapy immediately following your accident, you are much more likely to live a relatively pain-free life for years to come.
Will auto insurance pay for your massage? YES!
Plan-of-Care for rehab following an auto accident often includes massage therapy. We have a team of highly skilled neuromuscular massage therapist located here in the Practice. Your guaranteed to instantly relax and have lasting pain relief from your auto accident injuries.
Primary Care & Chiropractic
When you have an auto injury that turns your life upside down, you need quality care that’s based on integrity and decades of experience. Whether or not an attorney represents your collision case, our personal injury doctors will work with you on a customized care plan to help you heal from your injury. You won’t get that guarantee at any other clinic! We care about our patient’s recovery after any type of car accident. Call us today and let us help you get on the road to recovery.
Car Accident Injury
Car accidents often have long-term repercussions. Even if you feel that you were not injured in the accident, stiffness and soreness can show up later in the hours or days to follow. The range and severity of injuries caused by auto accidents vary greatly and are dependent on factors such as the type of vehicle and the speed of impact.
Regardless of the specific circumstances around your particular accident, it is essential that you seek a prompt evaluation. We have the right treatments that can prevent your condition from worsening or turning into a chronic issue.
The all-natural therapies we offer at our clinic are highly effective for treating virtually any injury caused by a car accident, most commonly including:
- Whiplash and other kinds of neck injuries
- All types of back pain, including sciatica and herniated or bulging discs
- Injuries to the shoulder, elbow, hand, knee, hip, or other joint
- Tingling and numbness in the upper extremities
- Muscle and ligament injuries
- Chronic migraines or headaches and Concussion symptoms
- Post-surgical pain
Auto Accident FAQ
How will I afford the medical treatment I need?
Under Colorado law, the at-fault party must pay your medical expenses. If the at-fault party has a bodily injury auto policy, it may cover the costs of your care. However, because a lawsuit to recover compensation for your medical bills may take time, your health insurance carrier may cover medical expenses related to the accident while you await the resolution of your case.
What damages may I be able to recover?
In motor vehicle accident cases, plaintiffs generally may be able to recover damages for economic loss, non-economic loss, and physical impairment. Economic damages include compensation for past medical expenses resulting from the defendant’s negligence, future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, impaired earning capacity, and related out-of-pocket expenses. Non-economic damages on the other hand are intended to compensate the injured party for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, inconveniences associated with the incident in question, and emotional distress. Compensation for physical impairment and disfigurement may be awarded for physical disabilities, scars, loss of limb, burns, etc.
What if the driver who hit me does not have insurance?
You likely purchased Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage and Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage when you purchased your own automobile insurance coverage. Colorado requires your insurance provider to include this coverage in your policy unless you specifically decline the coverage in writing. Your UM Coverage provides coverage for your losses, medical bills, and injuries when the driver of the vehicle that caused the action has no insurance or does not have enough insurance coverage or is under-insured. If you own and insure more than one vehicle and depending on when your policies were issued, you may have UM/UIM coverage under multiple policies that can be combined (stacked) for additional coverage.
Does my health insurance have a right to reimbursement?
If your health insurance company has covered any of the costs of treatment associated with your injury, it will likely have a right to reimbursement under the terms of your insurance policy. Many health insurance providers have subrogation rights, or rights to pursue third parties who cause loss to their insured for which the health insurance company has paid. Generally, medical expenses incurred as a result of medical negligence and paid for by your insurance carrier will be reimbursed by the at-fault party’s insurance provider or from any settlement recovered from the at-fault individual.