Treatment for Auto Accident Trauma
In November of 2008, Dr. Edgar Facuseh was involved in a severe automobile accident which caused him to fracture his neck. He was very fortunate and knows how serious auto accidents can be. He understands how to treat those involved in motor vehicle accident and offers excellent care for those involved in automobile accidents. Over the years, Dr. Facuseh has treated hundreds of auto accident pain patients and has extensive knowledge and experience when treating patients who were involved in a motor vehicle accident. He understands what is required to make them feel better and has answers to most of your questions.
Auto accidents can be very traumatic and debilitating, so make sure you are being treated by a reliable, knowledgeable and caring Chiropractor. There are many accident clinics all over Miami, promising to help you, but in the end, you get poor medical treatment and no attention to personal care. They don’t care about you and you are just another client or patient. Don’t trust your health to 800 numbers and referral services. Go to someone you can trust.
When you get involved in a car accident and go to ER or Urgent Care, they will x-ray you to make sure nothing is fractured and may give you prescription medication to help with pain. Make sure and get therapy after your visit to the ER or Urgent Care.
AUTO ACCIDENT FAQ’S
What to Expect
On your first visit, plan on spending at least 1 hour at our office. A few minutes will be spent filling out necessary paperwork and the rest of the time will be spent working with Dr. Edgar who will be examining you and answering all of your questions and concerns.
Why do I have so much pain?
Anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident will suffer from what’s called Whiplash. Whiplash is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following damage to the neck. Whiplash is caused by an abrupt backward and/or forward jerking motion of the head, often as a result of a car accident.
What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Pain in the shoulderor between the shoulder blades
- Low back pain
- Pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand
- Pain or numbness in the leg and / or foot
- Dizziness, nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering
- Irritability, sleep disturbances, fatigue
Do I need a referral from my medical doctor for care?
No. A referral is not necessary. You may call and schedule an appointment any time.
What is the 14 Day Rule?
Florida’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law HB 119, passed in the Senate on March 10, 2012. The new bill provides strict and rather biased definitions of what constitutes medical treatments and covered injuries. Accident victims now must seek medical treatment within a narrow 14 days (two week) window from the date of the accident.
What this means is that you have to seek care from a medical professional within 2 weeks after the accident, if not, your auto insurance can deny or refuse your claims for medical benefits.
If you are feeling pain, please call our office for an initial examination and treatment.
What is an EMC?
Definition of Emergency Medical Condition
Emergency Medical Condition is defined as “a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity, which may include severe pain, such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in serious jeopardy to patient health, and/or serious impairment to bodily functions, and/or serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part.”
Chiropractor visits are limited to $2,500. If more treatment is required after the $2500 has been met, the patient is required to be evaluated by an MD, DO, PA, ARNP or Dentist to be given an EMC. Once an EMC is given, the patient is allowed up to $10,000 in medical benefits and work loss payments.
Who Can Diagnose an Emergency Medical Condition?
The PIP law says only an MD, DO, PA, ARNP, or Dentist can diagnose an EMC.