Auto Accident Injuries

Treatment for Auto Accident Injuries in Milpitas

Pain-Relief Specialists in Milpitas

When it comes to auto accident injuries, even a "minor" crash can result in serious complications. If treatment is provided during the early prevention stage, this is the best way to avoid long-term symptoms. Chiropractic care and corrective exercises are effective in helping to restore the healthy, normal function of your nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery.

Call us at (408) 676-4777 today to schedule an appointment for our services offered, you can also reach us online.

Why Choose Chiropractors for Treating Auto Accident Injuries?

Doctors of Chiropractic are widely becoming the “go-to” healthcare professionals when it comes to car accidents, and the reason for this is simple. The types of injuries most commonly seen in auto accidents are precisely the types of injuries chiropractors are trained to treat.

Specifically injuries to the following areas:

  • Joints
  • Ligaments
  • Muscles
  • Nerves

Common Symptoms of Auto Accident Injuries

Common symptoms we see in auto injury patients include:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Headache & Migraines
  • Jaw Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Radicular Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Auto Accident Injury FAQ

Below represents a small collection of trusted advice and helpful answers for some of the most common questions about a car accident incident.

Q: How Much Car Damage Is There to the Vehicle?

This is a very real and valid question to ask because it will determine

  • the stance of the opposing insurance company
  • the likelihood that an attorney will be willing to represent you

Q: Do I Need to Obtain Damage Estimates?

When getting an estimate, it is recommended you obtain damage estimates from at least 3 auto repair shops. It is a good idea that at least one of those estimates be obtained through a dealer of the same make of your car.

You DO NOT have to go to a repair shop suggested by the insurance company as these shops often provide very low estimates based on contracted rates with the insurance company.

Q: How Much Should I Expect in Damages For My Car?

The typical figure that is used within the legal profession is $1500. If the damage to your car is below this amount, insurance companies will categorize your injury as a M.I.S.T. injury (minor impact, soft tissue) and they will be extremely aggressive in dealing with you. As a result, most attorneys are unwilling to take you on as a client because they know that little case money will be forthcoming.

Legal Tips & Advice for Auto Accidents

Below represents a small collection of trusted advice and helpful resources if you have just been involved in a car accident and have been injured.

Do Not Allow Your Attorney to Collect MedPay.

Some unscrupulous attorneys will decide to collect MedPay (link) payments rather than allowing them to come to our office. This is never a good situation as it virtually guarantees you will be left with unpaid medical bills that we will then have to collect from you.

As attorneys work on a percentage of the collected settlement, they sometimes will send a letter to your insurance company instructing them to send payments to the attorney. By doing this, they are increasing the total “pot” of the settlement, from which they will take their 30-40% cut. Unfortunately, when they do this, they are actually taking money directly out of our compensation. This forces us to bill you directly for the remaining balance, which neither of us wants.

If your attorney decides to do this, we require that you immediately obtain new legal representation from an attorney who will turn over all MedPay payments immediately. If you decide to remain with the same attorney, we require immediate payment for the full balance of your account as well as cash payments for all future treatments.

Be Consistent with Attending Treatments.

Patients often start feeling better with the first 4-6 treatments and start missing their appointments. Two to three months later, they show up again looking for treatment and we have to tell them their case is no longer open.

When the doctor provides a treatment regimen, he or she is often taking into consideration the natural progression of injuries. If you fall out of treatment, you no longer receive the benefits of treatment and often stop performing the home treatment remedies, such as icing, stretching, and exercises that you’ve been taught.

Seek Care Within the First 30 Days Following Accident.

This just makes sense. If you are injured, consult a physician such as a chiropractor or medical doctor within the first 30 days of your injury. Many patients will rest, apply ice, and take over-the-counter medications in the hopes that their injuries will heal. This is not unreasonable, as this is the advice most medical doctors provide and they usually schedule little if any follow-up care. This is unfortunate, as most medical doctors subscribe to the myth[link to Myth#4] that these injuries will go away within the first month.

When you delay receiving treatment, you are indirectly saying that you are not injured. This is how the insurance company will interpret your actions, as well as nearly all attorneys, judges, and jurors. It is human nature to say, “If you were hurt, why didn’t you immediately seek treatment?” The fact is that many personal injury cases are sabotaged by this issue. Don’t let your case fall into the “Delayed Treatment” category.

Do NOT Hide Facts & Do NOT Lie.

Many people have previous injuries or pre-existing conditions, such as a history of low back pain or a previous industrial (work) injury. When getting into a car accident, these people sometimes fear that disclosing this information will jeopardize their ability to receive treatment and will lie or conceal facts.

By failing to disclose such information, you are not helping anything and are providing opposing insurance companies and their attornies with ammunition to be used in court.

Patient Reviews

  • Excellent Service & Treatment

    “I visit Dr. Lyons at least once a year and every time I get excellent service. In addition to his excellent treatment, he explains the problem, causes, and advice on exercises to be performed at home that would prevent from reoccurring.”

    - Logan S.
  • Always Fixes My Pain Points

    “It is amazing that he could find the problem by touching the spine, bones, and joints, and fix it by adjusting. He always finds my pain point and the problem, sometimes I even didn't realize that pain point. I feel very relaxed and enjoyed my visits.”

    - Guiling W.
  • Magical Experience & Very Accomidating

    “Hands down- It was simply amazing to see someone in severe pain and after stretching and adjustment the pain is relieved. Don't even hesitate, if you're in pain, I highly recommend Dr. James Lyons with Healthworks Chiro in Milpitas.”

    - Bobby P.
  • I Felt Instant Relief

    “I have been visiting Dr. Lyon since he was recommended to me by a friend almost ten months ago. My husband and I have a standing weekly session where he works on us for our individual needs. I cannot recommend him enough!”

    - Su Z.
  • Worked Like A Miracle

    “Dr. Lyon was very approachable and caring. Right away he was adjusting my daughter's head, and a loud clack sound came. Right after that, my daughter was happy all over again!  We were so happy for that worked like a miracle!”

    - Su N.

Why Choose Us?

Standing Out Above The Rest
  • High Quality Service & Treatment Personalize To Your Needs
  • Gets To The Root Of The Issue For Long Term Solutions
  • Provides Practical Solutions for At Home Self Care
  • One on One Quality Time & Personal Treatment

Do NOT Exaggerate Symptoms.

This too results in destroying your credibility. If you come to the office claiming that you cannot move your neck, yet you are out playing tennis a day later for 3 hours, your complaints and injuries come into question. Worse yet, opposing insurance companies have been known to hire private investigators to look into your actions to see whether or not you are behaving like an injured patient.

If we ever feel that you are exaggerating or faking your injuries, we will not hesitate to cease all treatment with you and require the immediate settling of your account balance.

Call our friendly staff at (408) 676-4777 or fill out our brief online form to learn more.

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