Rogers AUTO ACCIDENT & WHIPLASH victims: We can help you avoid years of nagging pain or serious problems!
Types of Car Accident Injuries
There are many types of car accident injuries:
The first 24-78 hours after a car accident are crucial. Whiplash and injuries to the neck and back can occur even at pretty low speeds, and are often not felt right away. Post-accident stress and adrenaline can often mask pain from a car injury for several hours and even days.
If you've been in an auto accident, have been diagnosed with whiplash, or THINK you may have whiplash or other spinal injuries, you can't afford NOT to see a qualified injury recovery specialist right away. Delaying your treatment can delay your recovery!
Protect yourself with early detection and correction Whether or not you have any symptoms now, if you've been in an accident- however small -you might have undetected structural injuries such as whiplash, spinal subluxations (misalignments), or bone, soft tissue, or nerve damage that could cause you serious problems and expense weeks, months, even years down the road.
Even if you didn't have to go to the hospital or you went and the ER physician or your family doctor says you're fine except for whiplash or other mild soft-tissue damage, seek another opinion from an injury specialist immediately.
Why? Because the typical ER doctor or general practitioner (internist) is not specifically trained in structural injury and its potential long term effects. Even soft tissue injuries, particularly to spinal ligaments, can have serious long-term consequences if not correctly diagnosed and treated right away.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT TO SEE A CHIROPRACTIC DOCTOR FOLLOWING A CAR ACCIDENT?
It can vary by the individual and severity of the accident, but within the first three to seven days it is generally recommended to see an auto injury chiropractor for a variety of reasons.From an injury perspective ;car accident chiropractors want to address the issue immediately to mitigate any further damage and accelerate the recovery process. Starting this process before symptoms peak can help aid the path to recovery.
From an insurance coverage perspective ; whether or not you are at fault, insurance companies give a relatively small window to seek care for injuries related to a car accident. As this window narrows, it can become increasingly challenging to receive compensation for continued professional medical care and post-accident therapy and rehabilitation.
Call today for a free consultation to see how we can help you.
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Integrated Medical specializes in the treatment of whiplash and other spinal or structural damage that has occurred as a result of an auto accident, on-the-job, or from a sports related injury. Please, whether you get help here or from someone else, don't take your good health for granted. Schedule your free consultation with an injury specialist right away. You'll be glad you did!
Best of all, MOST of these injuries can be treated naturally without risky surgeries or dangerous drugs by working with your body's innate healing powers.
To learn more about our office, take a look at our Treatment and Insurance information. Getting the proper care for your injuries is easier and more affordable than you may realize.
WHAT IS WHIPLASH?
Whiplash, or sometimes called neck strain, refers to an injury of the neck that is the result of a sudden excessive force that causes the neck and head to jerk forward and then backward or vice versa, such as in an auto crash which causes damage to the muscle or tendons (the bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones). Similarly and yet different, neck sprains are caused by tearing of the ligaments (the tissues that connect the bones to each other). Both strains and sprains typically affect muscles, discs, nerves, ligaments, and tendons in the delicate structure of the neck and are treated similarly. These injuries can also occur in contact sports, other activities, or work accidents that might involve a sudden impact.
Although whiplash is a common injury experienced by millions of Americans every year, it can result in structural damage that is difficult to detect and correct. If not properly diagnosed and treated, these injuries can undermine the structural balance of the body and set off a "domino effect" that can exacerbate over time producing a wide variety of symptoms from headaches and extremity pain or numbness, to loss of mobility or even mental function. Whiplash injuries are a serious problem and 30% of whiplash injury patients still have problems one year after the accident.
If you are experiencing a headache that worsens or persists, have weakness or trouble talking, confusion, dizziness, nausea or are excessively sleepy, you need to see a doctor right away as you may be experiencing a concussion related to the injury which caused your whiplash.
Symptoms of Whiplash Injury
While each person will experience symptoms differently, any of the following could indicate a whiplash injury:
Will My Insurance Pay For Chiropractic Care?
If you've been in an auto accident, your insurance should pay for 100% care-at least up to a reasonable limit.
For other circumstances, coverage may depend on a few factors.
Do you have chiropractic coverage?
After diagnosis using physical examination and X-rays (CT scan, and/or MRI are sometimes also recommended), conventional medical treatments may involve ice applications, pain and anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxing medications, and/or physical rehabilitation. A cervical collar may be prescribed as well for severe cases.
The Chiropractic Alternative
Because Chiropractic Physicians are uniquely trained in human structure or biomechanics, they are uniquely qualified to address the structural damage that occurs in a whiplash injury. While they may use many of the same diagnostic and treatment tools, the care plan is designed to correct the underlying damage, not merely to mitigate the symptoms.
Relying less on drugs and more on an in-depth knowledge of correct or normal structural health, our chiropractor will use a series of adjustments and exercises or physical rehabilitation to relieve symptoms, restore normal alignment and function, and "retrain" muscles and soft tissue to "hold" the correction long-term. Best of all, MOST of these injuries can be treated naturally without risky surgeries or dangerous drugs by working with your body's innate healing powers.
The doctors and staff at Integrated Medical have the goal of providing the best and most advanced healthcare possible. To ensure that we are providing high quality, consistent care and quick results for our patients, our staff participates in constant training and research to verify that the procedures and services we offer are the most beneficial and effective. We strive to stay current in new innovations and then to educate our patients and the public on this information so you can make an informed decision for your ideal health and care.
We know and understand that every body is different and needs an individualized and unique approach. We combine the best aspects of Physical Medicine, Chiropractic, Physical Rehabilitation, Functional Medicine & Nutrition into personalized programs for each of our patients.
DR. TODD M. WULF
Dr. Todd Wulf, D.C., a graduate of Palmer Chiropractic College, has over 14 years experience treating patients with chronic or acute back, neck, shoulder, sciatic, and extremity pain.
Dr. Wulf chose to be a chiropractor after injuring his back in college. He had tried medications, therapy and rest, but did not recover fully until after he had been adjusted. He knew he wanted to be able to help others in the same way, delivering excellent results like he had experienced became a driving force for him personally. He continues to stay up-to-date on the latest treatment approaches, not just for pain but for the wellness lifestyle.
Dr. Wulf has worked with Medical Doctors, Osteopaths, Advanced Practice Nurses, and Physical Rehabilitation under the same roof. He knows and understands the different approaches these professionals take with patients and integrated his protocols to assist all the healthcare disciplines with the care of their patients. He believes an integrated approach to health is essential to deliver the results patients expect. He insists on the finest and most courteous service from his staff and knows that delivering great results is what patients expect from he and his staff.
DR. MALLORY PROVINCE
Dr. Mallory Province is a 2014 graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City where she graduated with honors at the top of her class. Dr Province has experience and enjoys working as a team to provide the best results to her patients and she brings a great deal of treatment and post graduate training expertise to the clinic.
In addition to working with patients of all ages and conditions, Dr. Province has experience with decompression therapy, rehabilitation, nutritional and food sensitivity testing and treatment, applied kinesiology, SOT and others.
Her focus is on getting her patients feeling their best as quickly as possible. Dr. Province has also completed the rigorous 300 hour training program to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists; this comprehensive program provides advanced knowledge and skill in diagnostics, functional medicine, food sensitivity in children and adults, natural solutions for hormone imbalance and many other conditions. She brings a passion for healing to our clinic and is looking forward to calling Arkansas home.
DR. NATHAN A. JONES
Dr. Nathan A. Jones is an Arkansas licensed Chiropractic Physician and a 2007 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO. He has earned both his Bachelors of Science in Life Sciences and his Doctorate of Chiropractic.
For the past nine years Dr. Jones has been treating patients in Tampa, Florida and is excited to be back home in Arkansas where he was born and raised. He has experience treating a wide range of patients from aches and pains, general wellness care, to whiplash and motor vehicle accidents.
Dr. Jones has spent the majority of his career specializing in the treatment of injuries as the result of motor vehicle accidents and looking forward to bringing that experience to the patients of Integrated Medical.
Case Manager, Office Manager
Pam brings many years experience to our clinic and provides many vital functions. You'll always find a smile and willingness to help when Pam is around.
In additon to case management and patient education she is also clinically trained as an R.N. With many areas of expertise Pam is able to answer almost all questions in a timely manner and assist with finding the right solution.
Pam brings just the right blends of management and clinical training to our team and helps to ensure you will have a 5-Star experience in our clinic.
Lead Rehab Tech
Lance is familiar with every service program we offer in the clinic and will make sure you get from start to finish as smoothly and efficiently as possilble.
Working with our clinicians and implementing your program to get you feeling great is priority number one and Lance will make sure everything is done to get you recovered and back in action on time.
With a background in personal training, exercise science, and physical education you'll be sure to be well
taken care of.
Dawn brings nearly 20 years of nursing experience and a great skill set to our patients!
As a Family Nurse Practitioner Dawn see patients of all ages and is excited to help the NWA community to achieve their health goals.
Being part of a team and caring for patients and their families is something that comes naturally for Dawn.
You'll appreciate her attention to detail and attentive work to help get you feeling your best.
We're thrilled to have found Dawn and to have her as part of our team and know you'll remember her for her professionalism and caring demeanor!
First, remember, nothing is more important than your health, especially when you start to lose it.
Most people have one thing on their mind: their automobile!
They worry: "What about my car?" "What will I drive?" "What will happen to my insurance?" "Who is going to pay for this?"
The last thing on their minds is: "Have I been damaged?"
The damage from spinal nerve stress may take months or even years to surface, not to mention post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can ruin your posture. Osteoarthritis can cause the discs in your spine to degenerate and create scarring, leading to chronic stiffness and the inability to move properly.
A Chiropractic exam and proper treatment can save an accident victim from much pain and disability later.
Our concern is to give you the care you need, if you need it. If we cannot help you, we will refer you to a doctor who can.
Second, remember, once you settle your case, you lose the right to have your insurance company pay for treatment if you need it.
A good rule of thumb is to be informed of your rights and then make a decision.
COMPLIMENTARY INJURY RECOVERY ASSESSMENT
The first, most important step toward full recovery and prevention of serious long-term health problems is an accurate diagnosis and assessment of your injury with a recommended treatment plan. With this special internet offer, you receive a Complimentary Consult!
Consultation to include:
Call 888-450-9191 NOW to schedule your Complimentary Injury Recovery Assessment, or fill in the following form and we will contact you as soon as possible.
*"I'm over the moon about the care I've received at Integrated Medical so far. I live an hour and half away, but it has absolutely been worth the drive. I found Integrated Medical after being involved in a car accident a few months ago, and had pain that wasn't resolving. There were chiropractors and physical therapists closer to me, but none that provided comprehensive therapy like I've received at Integrated Medical."
*"I started my treatment in January, All was going well till 02/15/17 when I had a Truck accident. This pretty much eliminated the progress that I had made. So we started over with a new treatment program which progressed quite well till 03/29/17 and Yup, I had another vehicle accident. Well this aggravated my initial Low Back Pain, and the progress was "out the window". "
*"I absolutely enjoyed working with everyone during my healing process from an accident. I definitely will be coming back for any aches and pains that I may have in the future."
*"They are amazing they are fixing me up after being hurt in a car accident."
*"I have been coming to Integrated Medical since before they were called Integrated Medical. This is a fantastic place. I first started coming here for really bad headaches, neck, and back pain. Every doctor that I would go and see before I started coming here kept trying to diagnose me as being depressed when I wasn't. I am relatively pain free now and they keep me going with my normal in and out visits. I would highly recommend Integrated Medical to anyone."
*"I've been coming here for a couple years (on and off) and have always been treated uniquely, with care and specific treatment. The staff is super friendly and always helpful. They are constantly looking for ways to help you feel better, no matter how big or small the pain. I definitely recommend stopping by no matter if you think you need it or not!"
*"I have been a faithful client for over 13 years since moving to NW AR! Not only do I trust the staff with my chiropractic care, but my entire family's as well! The Physical Therapy & Chiropractic teams helped me recover from a shoulder injury! I was SO THANKFUL to not need surgery after that! I THANK GOD for placing this clinic & associates in my path & I HIGHLY recommend them all the time!!"
*"My experience has been extremely satisfying . The pain has subsided quite a bit and I am able to do things now that I was having problems with before such as household chores and grocery shopping. I am getting more flexible and stronger every week. I am also getting a better nights sleep because I am in less pain. I would highly recommend Integrated Medical."
*"I, my wife, three children, and infant all go to Integrated Medical/ Wulf Chiropractic for acute pain, maintentenance, and general wellbeing/ preventative care. The staff have always gone above and beyond to be flexible and to meet our needs in a kind and courteous way. I have tried at least five other chiropractors in the area and Dr. Pearl at Wulf Chiropractic consistently is able to adjust me and provide relief better than anyone else."
*"I cannot say enough great things about United Medical. After years of back issues I can now freely move. I am pain fre as well. I like the complete treatment I have received. PT, Chiropractic for complete care."