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News Release 3/27/17: We are pleased to announce the relocation of The Ortho Spine Clinic to our new facility at 13112 Hwy 110 South, Tyler, TX 75707 effective Monday April 3rd, 2017. We are looking forward to better serving our existing patients and welcome new patients at this location.

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Why You Seek Care After a Work or Auto Injury

Directly after a work or auto injury, most people go straight to the doctor to get care and then to find out what their next options are. In some cases, the federal workers comp doctors will advise that you get surgery or they may prescribe you heavy pain medication. However, if you are seeking workers compensation, then you may want to choose who helps resolve the issues. Chiropractic care has proven effective for auto injuries, and here are just a few reasons why you should enlist their services.

Because Chiropractors Understand Worker’s Compensation

Many chiropractors understand federal workers comp and even specialize in it, and they know that it comes with a lot of complicated paperwork. While you are trying to recover, the process of workers compensation can cause stresses and confusion for you and your family.

Make sure you have experts involved after an auto injury or other accidents that happened at work, and that you are getting the treatments that you choose and not just the ones that your company decides for you.

Because Chiropractors Use Natural Methods to Heal the Body

Chiropractors are going to look for the root of the problem when it comes to an auto injury, and they will never gloss over it with medicine or surgery. They apply spinal manipulation techniques, laser therapy, and other treatments that help the body naturally correct itself so you can start to feel more like yourself as you go through each phase of workers compensation and eventually return to work.

Because Chiropractors Can Help Beyond the Auto Injury

If you’ve gone through federal workers comp, you want to prevent future injuries from occurring and a chiropractor can help with that. Not only do they help you recover from the auto injury, they help you prevent another injury from occurring. Your overall health is going to be a main concern for future visits.

5 Tips for Auto Injury Prevention

If you’ve ever been in an automobile accident, then you know how unpleasant it can be. Regardless of how long you’ve been driving, whether your teen is just learning to drive, or whether you’ve been in one accident, multiple accidents, or no accidents, there are a few things you can do to decrease the likelihood of an accident leading to an unwanted auto injury.

1. Eliminate Distractions in the Vehicle

The first thing that should come to mind is the cell phone. Everyone nowadays has a cell phone and there’s a large temptation to check the phone while you’re driving. Even if it’s for a “quick second,” that time with your eyes off the road is long enough to greatly increase the risk of an auto injury.

Sometimes it’s not enough to just put your phone on the other seat. If you can reach it, it’s too close and too easy to access. It’s better to put the phone in a place you can’t reach it, turn the phone off, or keep it in a “hands free” device.

2. Reduce the Audio Levels in the Vehicle

Loud music and even loud, sociable passengers in the vehicle can be another type of distraction that will pull your attention away from the road. Even if you might be keeping your eyes on the road, if you’re not able to fully multi-task between talking to someone in the vehicle and watching for other vehicles, signs, or other hazards on the road, you can be putting yourself and others at risk.

Make sure that music is never too loud, as it can detract your focus from the road in some instances and even make it hard (or impossible!) to hear other indicators in a city or on the highway (like sirens) that could prevent you from an accident if you were able to hear it.

3. Always Buckle Up!

Buckling up should, of course, be one of the first things you do when getting into a vehicle. Making sure that you and your passengers are properly buckled can help to prevent a serious auto injury should an accident occur.

4. Pull Over If You Start to Get Tired

The last thing you want to do is try to “muscle it through” when you get tired on the road. Since we are sitting while we’re driving, we’re even more prone to nod off since we’re not physically moving very much while driving. It’s better to pull over to the side of the road (ideally off of the highway if possible) before causing an accident for yourself or other drivers.

5. Always Be Suspicious of Other Drivers and Pedestrians

Just because you may be on high alert it doesn’t mean that other drivers will be. Everyone has different levels of training or experience and some drivers may be impaired. Always approach other vehicles with alertness and be mindful that pedestrians in a city or on the side of the road can be have unexpectedly.

Whether you’ve recently been in a work related auto injury, seeking workers compensation in your company or federal works comp (DOL) is something we can help with. We’re experienced with dealing with a wide variety of auto injury types and ensuring that our patients have the resources to seek out workers compensation within their organization. Give us a call today!

Don't Be Tough

Even the smallest car accident can leave you hurting for a long time. When you’re in a car accident, the impact, being whipped around from the sudden change in direction, bruises from being knocked against the interior of the vehicle, broken glass, etc. can all cause very real injury. The most pernicious injuries in many minor auto accidents is injury to the soft tissues in your neck and joints.

These types of auto injury are not often readily detected and may not even start showing symptoms for days after the accident. They can lead to weeks of discomfort and pain and finding relief can be difficult.The doctors at Ortho Spine Clinic is skilled at providing treatment to those who have suffered an auto injury. Even if your symptoms come after the accident, there is still treatment available to you. Our experience in this field allows us to make sure you get the right care for your injury.

You don’t have to simply tough it out if you’ve been in an auto accident and are suffering from the pain. The fact of the matter is that simply enduring it may never lead to the kind of relief that you seek and need. Schedule your appointment with Ortho Spine Clinic to have your auto injury evaluated and find a better solution for treating your auto injury.

Commuting and the Risk of Auto Injury

Texas has a commuter culture, which means that lots of people are spending lots of time in their cars going to and from work and play. This increased amount of time in the car puts drivers at an increased risk of auto injury. If you find yourself even in a mild car accident you are likely at risk of one of the following injuries: Concussion, neck pain, back pain, broken bones, cuts scrapes and bruises, and soft tissue injury.

Ortho Spine Clinic is well-equipped to treat your auto injury. We can make sure that you get pain relief and get you on the path to recovery as soon as possible. If you’ve been in an accident and aren’t sure if you’ve experienced a serious injury, but you are experiencing pain, visit Ortho Spine Clinic to make sure you’re not ignoring something serious or something from which you can get relief.

Nobody wants to get into a car accident or be the recipient of an auto injury, but the risk is out there. Should you have an accident, you can rest assured that good treatment is out there and we’re ready to provide it.

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