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Accident Injury

Healing from Trauma

After an automobile accident there can be an element of confusion because of the complexity of everything that is needed or required of you. Besides damage to your car, filling out required accident reports, you are also having to deal with pains associated with the injury itself.

The day of the accident, you may have quite a bit of discomfort immediately following the accident. However, there are many times when victims of the accident only feel, some pain in the neck, back arms or legs. The amount of adrenaline that streams through our bodies following an accident can tend to mask the severity of the injuries that a person may have sustained during the accident. Many accident victims go to the Hospital Emergency Rooms, following an accident, with some pains. However, the accident victims are usually instructed to monitor themselves, because the discomfort from the injuries that they have sustained is likely to get worse.

Commonly asked questions after an accident:

  • What do I do next?
  • Who can I go to, to help me with my injuries?
  • Where can I get the help I need to be sure that I have the right paperwork filled out?
  • Should I be talking to my Insurance company about the accident?
  • Should I be talking to the Insurance company of the person who hit me?
  • If the driver of the other car is uninsured, how do I get what I need taken care of?

What do I do with all of this complicated paperwork from the Insurance Company?

Answer: Come to Cibelle Chiropractic of Georgetown, PC.

Dr. Ritchie has many years of experience assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries associated with automobile accidents. At our clinic we can help you with the paper work and we have answers to these and many other questions. If we cannot answer a question, we can make recommendations for you to talk to others who can. Ignoring the injury problems and not addressing them early can tend to create more long term unnecessary problems associated with your injuries. The sooner that the problems are addressed the quicker the pains and other issues associated with the accident can be taken care of.

Give your Washington DC chiropractor a call today (202) 887-5375 and we can help you!

Worker’s Compensation

When an employee is injured at work, he or she is entitled to medical and financial benefits under workers’ compensation insurance. Many work injuries involve the neck, back, and extremities of the body (wrists/shoulders)and an employee may find that chiropractic care is helpful in treating these work-related injuries alone, or in conjunction with other healthcare providers. The insurance carrier is obligated to pay for all medical costs that you can demonstrate are directly related to your work injury. Laws regarding workers’ compensation vary from state to state, but all require the carrier to cover medical costs associated with a work injury. According to the chiropractic information site DC Doctor, chiropractic care is relatively quick and cost-efficient in terms of returning an injured employee to work.

Step 1
 Get your injury accepted as work-related by the insurance carrier for your employer’s workers’ compensation policy. If you have not already done so, file a first report of injury with your state’s labor department. In some states it will be your employer’s responsibility to do this.

Step 2
 Call Cibelle Chiropractic of Georgetown for treatment (202) 887-5375.

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