In Houston, Texas there are approximately 184 car accidents every day or about 7.6 accidents every hour. The greater Clear Lake City / Bay Area, which includes Webster, Friendswood, and League City, account for a large portion of that number. Certain intersections in the area routinely have people being involved in car wrecks.
Being involved in an auto accident can be a life altering event resulting in death or permanent disability. While most accidents are “fender benders” resulting in minor complaints or no injury at all, some accidents result in serious damage to your body as well as your vehicle.
As a Chiropractic Orthopedist practicing in Clear Lake, TX since 1990, I have treated thousands of patients and hundreds of them have been involved in auto accidents. With my board certification in Chiropractic Orthopedics, I have received additional training in examination, diagnosis, and documentation. We frequently have medical professionals (doctors and nurses) as well as attorneys refer patients to us for proper chiropractic care that is supported by current treatment guidelines. We also frequently perform second opinion examinations for the insurance companies to confirm the correct diagnosis and the appropriate care. We can even perform a permanent impairment rating after you are discharged if needed.
If you have been involved in an auto accident and you still have symptoms, such as neck, back, or shoulder pain, 2-3 days after the accident, please give us a call and schedule an examination. We will be able to evaluate your injuries and let you know the best type of treatment and therapy. If you require additional medical care or testing, we can refer you to the appropriate doctor or facility. If you decide that you need an attorney to help you get proper compensation, we can refer you to an attorney that is trained in personal injury cases.
Make sure that you get the correct diagnosis and treatment from the beginning. Too often I have new patients come in that thought that they did not need care after a prior accident or they were treated by doctors that did not actually correct the problem and now they have arthritis or degenerative discs. At that point we can not fix them 100% and they will have a certain amount of pain the rest of their life.
Treat the problem correctly the first time and experience the pleasure of health.