Auto Accident Injuries

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and Chiropractic Care…

Have you recently had a car accident, and you’re experiencing pain in your neck and back?   Perhaps your pain is in your knees, hips, chest, or shoulders?  Have you been unable to keep up with your daily routine?

Drs. Levin and Chellen have over 20 years of experience in the treatment of auto accident injuries. And, we also specialize in treating soft tissue injuries! These may include whiplash, shoulder pain, clavicle pain (collar bone), side and rib pain, low back pain, hip, knee, and ankle pain.

testimonial of MVA patient and graphic of whiplash

If you were in an accident, see us, as soon as possible.  Do not wait until the pain subsides. You will be treated thoughtfully regarding your delicate and freshly injured state! Waiting until later allows pain patterns to become more established and more difficult to resolve.

Even “fender-benders” can cause hidden injuries that can develop into pain, headaches, and arthritis. Worse, many people who have been involved in an auto accident may not realize that they’ve been hurt. Most medical doctors give pain killers, muscle relaxers, and anti-inflammatory medications to treat these injuries. While this is often temporarily helpful, it is not a complete treatment regimen and may lead to the development of chronic problems.  Please click HERE to view an x-ray film of  a whiplash sufferer who never received proper treatment. Compare it to a normal neck.

The chiropractic approach to these types of injuries is to use gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments to help restore proper joint mobility, calm the irritated nerves, and reduce inflammation.  Additionally, we specialize in advanced techniques of muscle therapy to help your injured soft tissues recover and heal to their maximum potential.  Early treatment can minimize inflammation and scar tissue.

What to Expect

Our approach to treatment includes:

✤ Thorough identification of the location, severity, and type of injuries

✤ A plan of care which first addresses pain relief, then restoration of mobility soon after

✤ Referral to appropriate specialists, when needed, who will assist you back to health using the best techniques available (eg. radiologists, neurologists, medical doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists or myofascial release therapists)

✤ Nutritional recommendations for decreasing inflammation and assist the healing of injured tissues

✤ Specific stretches and strengthening exercises, and ergonomic (workplace) considerations to decrease stress on healing tissues

Your No-fault Policy (or the policy of the other involved party)

Did you know that the PIP (personal injury protection) portion of an auto insurance policy pays for treatment from a chiropractor for all kinds of medically necessary injury care having to do with a vehicle, even if there is not a collision involved? The coverage is for the “treatment of any injury received while operating a vehicle, maintaining a vehicle or being injured by someone else operating a vehicle.”  Whether you are a driver, passenger, pedestrian struck by another vehicle, or a person with a shoulder injury from changing a flat tire on the side of the road, this is true.

So if you have been injured in any way involving the operation and/or maintenance of a vehicle you should be evaluated by an auto accident injury chiropractor for a possible injury. You, or the other party, have already paid for this insurance coverage in the auto insurance premium.  Don’t let minor pain and stiffness develop into lifelong problems. Call us today for an evaluation.  Going to the chiropractor will not make your rates go up!  It’s the law!

A  good source of information regarding how insurance works, what to do when you have a claim and the legal aspects of insurance and insurance claims is in this Consumers’ Guide from The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC):

“I have been going to the Levin and Chellen Chiropractic Clinic since mid -December 2013. Unfortunately, I was injured from a car collision due to “Black Ice” which has been very hazardous for many this winter. There were nearly 150 accidents over a two day period in the Twin Cities. I am certain that others were injured in those two days and if I knew who they were I would definitely refer them in the blink of an eye to this incredible duo team; Levin and Chellen.

My neck and back were very compromised and I have fortunately received such wonderful care with rapid improvement. It has been a very positive experience and my results are testimonial to that. They are a very caring and intuitive team who are willing to listen and honor the client’s needs and then find the protocol that is tailored for the individual. That has been my experience and I am grateful for their outstanding service.”

Cindy, Minneapolis, MN

You May Also Like to Know…

Research has shown that chiropractic adjustive therapy (manual manipulation)is among the therapies shown as “helpful” in the treatment of “whiplash associated disorders” (WAD).

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If you would like to discuss whether chiropractic care is right for you, just give us a call to schedule your complimentary consultation on the phone or in person.  
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