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Car Accident Chiropractor and prolotherapy in Oklahoma City and Surrounding Areas

The term “personal injury” means injury that has been caused by another individual in which the victim has suffered physically or mentally injuries. One of the most common types of personal injury lawsuits is that which results from a car accident. Unfortunately, car accidents are all too common in our society, with an estimated six million accidents happening in the U.S. each year. What can be worse is that many who suffer injuries in these car accidents do not receive the proper care that they will need. This results in chronic pain and suffering that can go on for years, decades, or the rest of one’s life.
Most common reasons people don’t seek care after an accident occurs is because, at the time, they actually felt okay for the most part. This is often due to the shock and adrenaline rush that occurs in such a rapid, intense moment. It is common for people to notice pain days or possibly weeks after the date of the accident once things calm down within your nervous system. For this reason, it is important that even if you feel okay immediately after, you should always be evaluated by a healthcare professional after an auto accident. Studies show that even contact between cars at speeds of 5 mph can cause bodily injury to a person. Most accidents occur at speeds significantly greater than that.
Time is of the essence when it comes to filing your claim with insurance companies. If you wait weeks or even months, they may question the validity of your injuries. In their eyes, if you were hurt, why did it take you this long to try and fix these problems? It is also important for your body to start treating any potential injuries as quickly as possible. The longer you wait to address your pains and condition, the more chronic it may become. Chronic problems are always more difficult to treat considering your body then becomes used to it being there that it thinks it is normal to have this problem. These types of problems typically take a lot longer to heal and can be a source of frustration for people. Therefore, it is wise to seek care as soon as possible following your car accident.

How We Treat Auto Accident Injuries in Oklahoma City and Surrounding Areas
Comprehensive Consultation and Examination

If you come to Venturis Clinic following your auto accident, your first visit will be very busy and thorough. We always start with a detailed history and consultation so that we can ensure that we document any and all of the key information and details surrounding the accident. We want to know exactly what happened, what your injuries are, and what kind of care you have received thus far, if any. The details we request are important because this is your baseline information to which all other exams will be compared to. This is how your progress is documented and demonstrated to insurance companies and attorneys alike.
After your consultation, we will do a detailed examination in order to document the objective data necessary for your care and your case. Dr. Alvin Philipose will walk you through a series of orthopedic, neurologic, and functional movement tests to accurately diagnose your condition. They will also check for subluxation, or misalignment, in your spine which could be the source of your pain from this accident. Following the examination, Dr. Philipose will run a Digital Motion X-ray if necessary in order to find the root of your problem.
Afterwards, he will then discuss your visit frequency and schedule with you. It is important that you attend every visit so you can heal as quickly and efficiently as possible. It is also very important for insurance companies to see that there are no major gaps in your care.
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405.848.7246
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Specific Chiropractic Care in Oklahoma City and Surrounding Areas

Chiropractic care is the bedrock of the care we provide because it directly influences the body’s nervous system. The nervous system is the master system of the body, as it controls all other functions of the body. Without a healthy nervous system, you can’t be a healthy individual, it is basically that simple. By addressing subluxation, which causes interference in the nervous system, Dr. Alvin Philipose is able to help people truly heal from their accident-related injuries, rather than just covering them up like a band-aid. All too commonly we will see new patients in our office with chronic pain that can be traced back to auto accidents that were 5, 10, or even 20 years ago. If the body does not heal properly from injuries, the effects can be lifelong. Seeing a Dr. Alvin Philipose will give you the best chance to make a full recovery and leave your injuries in the past for good.

Fascial Release of Dry Needling

When it comes to auto accidents, one of the first symptoms people notice is extreme muscle tension or soreness. Whether it be in the neck due to whiplash (spinal ligament injury) or in the lower back from the impact, the muscles get extremely tight and can spasm, causing tremendous discomfort for the individual. At Venturis Clinic, Dr. Alvin Philipose will use a range of soft tissue therapies to provide relief for these people and help them on their healing journey.

Fascial release of dry needling is one commonly used treatment in our office to help these muscles settle down. Dr. Alvin Philipose is an expert at working with auto accident patients and understand that they have different needs. Dr. Philipose is able to use the right amount of force to be therapeutically effective and work alongside chiropractic care to produce great results. Dr. Alvin Philipose will also utilize soft tissue therapies such as Active Release Technique and Graston Technique to reduce painful adhesions in the muscles and improve range of motion. Soft tissue therapy is a staple of our auto accident care and a massive part of the healing process.

Custom Therapeutic Stretching Plan

It is true that our bodies heal through movement. For this reason, incorporating stretches into our care for auto accident patients is imperative. Even if you are in a lot of pain, there are still benefits to even small movements such as basic range of motion stretching. Movement will stimulate blood flow, and blood flow is what helps our tissues get more oxygen, which is essential for healing. Also, stretching will provide more stability to a spine recovering from injury and trauma, and this stability is what provides the foundation for a future without chronic pain from the initial problems you were experiencing. The muscles that surround, support, and move the spine need to be on the same page and working together equally. Dr. Alvin Philipose will guide you through the right stretches during office visits, but also give you stretches to continue working on at home. That way, you are always in a state of healing.
Call to Schedule a Complimentary Consultation
405.848.7246
Ask about Digital Motion X-Ray Imaging

Common Injuries from Car Accidents in Oklahoma City and Surrounding Areas

Whiplash (spinal ligament injury) and Neck Pain

Perhaps the most common injury sustained in car accidents is whiplash (spinal ligament injury) and neck pain. Whiplash (spinal ligament injury) occurs when the vehicle comes to a sudden stop, but the head keeps moving due to the momentum of the person’s body still moving despite the car stopping. This causes the head to move violently back and forth, causing tremendous strain on the muscles, ligaments, and joints of the neck. This can lead to sharp, severe neck pain and headaches that can drastically decrease range of motion and, at times, be completely debilitating. Treatments such as chiropractic and massage therapy are great at helping to alleviate the muscle spasms and allowing the muscles to relax so that improvements in range of motion can be made. This allows for further healing through gradual strengthening as exercise is appropriately incorporated into care.

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is another common ailment resulting from the impact of car accidents. Common sources of lower back pain can include muscle strain, disc injury, or sciatica, and they can also be a great hindrance to the individual regardless of which one(s) they experience. Treatments such as chiropractic and decompression therapy are great for getting the spine into alignment and taking the pressure off irritated discs and nerves that cause the sharp, shooting pain of conditions such as sciatica. Fascial release by dry needling is another great therapy for treating inflammation that results from disc injuries. This can oftentimes help people get through the acute stage of care and into a more stable condition where significant progress can be made.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulders are greatly impacted by car accidents. Not only do they suffer from muscle damage that occurs in the rotator cuff muscles, neck muscles, and upper and middle back muscles, but also the joints themselves can be damaged from the physical trauma of auto accidents. The shoulder is a complex joint, so it needs to be evaluated separately in order to accurately identify the cause of pain in a personal injury case. Chiropractors are greatly positioned to help people with shoulder pain. Chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue work are two great ways to improve range of motion and decrease pain in the various shoulder joints that make up the “shoulder”.

Hip Pain and Knee Pain

In the lower extremities, injuries typically depend on the amount of impact involved in the accident. Hips for example have the potential to be jammed into their socket, which can cause extensive pain and suffering. Knees can also be compromised by certain points of impact and can result in damaged or torn ligaments, which require lengthy recoveries. At Venturis Clinic, we have a unique array of treatments that can help people heal from these types of injuries and get back to living their lives how they want to. Things like dry needling and stretching will help to reduce inflammation, kickstart tissue healing, and restore function. Even if surgery is required for these kinds of injuries, our care can help shave off recovery time and get you back to where you want to be in a quicker fashion.
Call to Schedule a Complimentary Consultation
405.848.7246
Ask about Digital Motion X-Ray Imaging

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I go to a chiropractor after an auto accident?

Yes, absolutely, as quickly as possible. The longer you wait to be seen, the more injuries have time to settle in, which makes them more difficult to treat in the long run. The last thing you want is a problem like neck pain becoming chronic and affecting you for years and years because you didn’t get it taken care of while it was still a new injury. Chiropractors are trusted experts in helping people heal from auto accident injuries using conservative treatment techniques that get results for people. Covering symptoms with drugs will affect you in the long run after you settle a claim. Once you settle your claim, it’s very hard to go back and get coverage.

What are my rights to care after an accident?

After an accident, you have the right to seek medical care and look out for your own well-being. Many people come to Venturis Clinic through word of mouth, their own online research, or being referred to us by local attorneys. You also have the right to seek counsel from a personal injury attorney who can help you navigate this process and ensure you get the care you need and categorize your other losses as a result of the accident.

Do I have to pay out of pocket after an auto accident?

In most cases, no. Auto insurance companies will typically pay for the cost of your care, especially if you are not at fault for the accident. If you decided not to file an insurance claim and instead use your private health insurance, then yes, you would be responsible for your out-of-pocket costs for care.

For how long should I go to a chiropractor after an auto accident?

This depends greatly on several different factors including the extent of bodily injury, the amount of time it took for them to be seen relative to the accident date, as well as others. It is common for care to take 3-5 months in our office, but there are instances where it has been both longer and shorter. It all depends on the individual and their unique circumstances.
If you have tried multiple types of doctors and treatments but still hurting, you may not have found the cause. We can help!
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7917 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, 
OK 73120, USA
(405) 848-7246
info@venturisclinic.com
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