Do you suffer with back pain? Well, you’re not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work, and the second most common reason for visiting a doctor (only behind upper respiratory infections).
Why is back pain so common? There is more than one answer to that question. A large number of back pain patients suffer because of the following three reasons:
Individuals can hurt their backs by lifting heavy objects, overexerting themselves, or moving the wrong way. The muscles and ligaments in the back can be twisted and damaged.
Back pain that is the result of a recent injury is called acute pain, meaning it comes on suddenly. Acute pain is usually temporary, so when the injury heals, the pain lessens or disappears completely. Over the counter medications such as analgesics, topical creams, and anti-inflammatory drugs help manage back pain caused from an injury but don’t necessary fix the problem.
Chiropractic care is another way to lessen acute pain and feel more comfortable. By adjusting the spine, chiropractors can relax the muscles, and relieve acute pain faster than simply "suffering through" the injury.
Unfortunately, there are several illnesses that can cause back pain. Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, inflammatory diseases of the joints, and scoliosis are some of the common conditions that cause back pain. Because the conditions create pain that lasts longer periods of time, this type of pain is considered to be chronic pain.
Chronic pain is an entirely different animal than acute pain, and patients who suffer with it often look for options outside of traditional medication. Chiropractic care is an excellent choice in dealing with chronic back pain.
Adjustments to the spine can promote healing in all areas of a person's body, as well as provide relief from the pain. Chiropractic care for medical conditions sometimes takes a bit longer to show results, so the patient must be committed to the treatment plan the chiropractor suggests in order to enjoy the maximum benefits of chiropractic.
Decisions we make can affect our health, either negatively or positively. Being overweight, avoiding an exercise routine, and smoking can result in health issues that cause back pain.
Chiropractic care can assist in lessening a patients back pain, which then hopefully leads to better lifestyle choices.
Feeling better often prompts patients to embark on a fitness routine, eat healthier, and quit smoking. Exercise regimens that include strength training can positively impact a person's health in a number of ways, including back pain reduction.
Millions of people struggle with back pain on a daily basis. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to treat both the symptoms and the underlying causes. Chiropractic care either by itself or in a combination with other treatments is one of the best choices available today.
We see many patients who have had trouble finding a physician to see them after an accident. Patients often come into our clinic ecstatic that they have found a doctor who will treat their injuries. Although Personal Injury treatment is offered by many medical doctors and chiropractors, many physicians do not treat personal injury cases because they do not want to deal with third party insurance companies or letters of protections (LOP) from attorneys.
Third party insurance is insurance purchased for protection against claims from another party. For example, if you get hit by another driver and they are at fault, you will want his insurance to pay for your damages or injuries. Filing against his insurance is considered a third-party claim.
LOPs are promises from lawyers to medical providers that incurred medical expenses will be paid if their clients can secure compensation for their accidents. As you can imagine this can be a risky scenario for doctors, so many doctors choose to avoid this situation. Additionally, payments for these expenses usually don’t occur until after the injured person’s case settles, which can take months to years.
At San Antonio Pain and Injury Doctors we believe all patients should receive the care they deserve so we are willing to handle the additional work of handling third party insurances and accept the risks associate with LOPs. We know how to treat an injured patient and prepare the proper documentation for insurance companies and attorneys. When choosing the correct doctor for your care it is important to find a physician with experience and a referral network in place. We have strong roots in San Antonio, and have an extensive referral network in place to get our patients the proper care they need when they need it.
Your initial consultation is always free and in most situations if the other person is at fault your treatment will be covered by third party insurance. Even if you are at fault, very often your own auto insurance will include coverage for treatment of your injuries. If third party insurance is not available, and you don’t have auto insurance, you can use your own health insurance. Lastly, if there aren’t any insurance options, you could do it the old-fashioned way and pay cash. Our rates are very reasonable and we have had several clients choose to pay with cash rather than dealing with insurance. Should you decide to choose us to be your treating clinic, we will ensure that you receive the treatment you need as soon as possible. We work with all attorneys and third party insurance companies.
Not every injured patient needs an attorney. We can give you the information you need to help you in your decision. Personal Injury attorneys can be very beneficial to anyone injured as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Insurance companies can be difficult for most injured individuals to deal with after an accident. A majority of people are in pain, missing work or without a vehicle after a motor vehicle accident has occurred. When faced with physical pain and stress, it may be too much to deal with an insurance company adjustor or representative. Insurance representatives can sometimes call an injured individual requesting updates at home or even at work. With an attorney representing you, insurance representatives can no longer contact you, but instead they are required to contact your attorney for all records or updates. San Antonio Attorneys can assist you with the process and ensure that you get the help you need, when you need it. However, not all attorneys specialize or practice in the personal injury field. We know several great attorneys in San Antonio who are experts in this field and we can provide you with a list of extremely personable attorneys to choose from for care.
Our physicians have over 25 years of combined experience in the field of personal injury. We offer same day consultations to all patients. We have an extensive network of referrals in place to ensure you get the care you need. We also assist patients with finding proper legal representation. Call us today to set up an appointment! 210-446-5115
There are a lot of questions that go through your mind when you are in a car accident. What am I going to do? Who is going to fix my car? Who is going to pay my medical bills? What do I do next? Do I need a personal injury attorney?
The process is confusing, but we make it simple. Our Personal Injury Doctors, we do everything we can to assist our patients with the entire process. There are two routes that most patients choose when dealing with an auto accident injury.
Both options come with positives and negatives. The choice is up to you, but there are a few things that you should consider. Most prevalent will be the severity of your accident. If there is hardly any damage and you are not in any pain, it may benefit you deal directly with your auto accident insurer. This will be because the property damage from the car accident will be very low and your medical bills may be very low. There should be hardly any hassle getting your case resolved. Before you make this decision though, you should be checked by a car accident doctor to ensure you are fine.
Now, if your property damage is severe or you are in significant pain then the attorney route may be the best option for you. With medical bills and damage being higher in cost, you may need help dealing with insurance companies as sometimes insurances companies attempt to have you accept a lower amount to cover your bills. If you have never been in a car accident before, it may be in your best interest to have an attorney ensure that you costs are covered and that you get the medical attention you deserve.
Our Car Accident Doctors can provide you with a free health exam that can help you decide which option is be best for you. Our initial consultation is always at no cost to you.