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Auto and Injury Care in Bellingham

Woman with sore neck from accidentAuto Accidents, Workplace Injury & Sports Injury

If you’re struggling with an injury, you may feel unsure of where to turn. Which doctor is the right one to help you with your particular problem? When you come to Baker Chiropractic and Massage, you’ll get our honest opinion based on years of experience. If we don’t think we can help you, we’ll always tell you right away.

What Happens During an Accident?

There are five ranges your neck is taken through when you’re in an accident. It gets stretched and begins to compress. You move forward, and the seatbelt comes into effect. Your neck then goes forward, stretches again, and then finally returns to the neutral position. As a result, there may be tremendous damage to the soft tissues. If you don’t seek care, the ligaments in your neck that are strained may cause the tissues to calcify. In turn, you’ll possibly get bone spurs and pinched nerves.

Getting Started With Care

You’ll have a little extra paperwork to fill out when you become a new patient after an accident. These forms detail the nature of the accident. The more information we have, the better off your case will go further down the road. We can send you for X-rays and will do plenty of testing to assess your needs. Your first visit with us will take about an hour.

The length of time it’ll take to recover from your accident will depend on factors such as your age and the nature of the accident. Typically, it takes about six months to a year.

In our office, you’ll have access to chiropractic and massage therapy. We’ll also recommend home exercises to help you heal. If you’d like to work with a physical therapist, we’ll be happy to refer you to someone in our network.

We work with insurance, attorneys and your other doctors. We want to make recovering from your accident as easy as possible for you. To do so, we’ll bill your insurance if you have PIP (personal injury protection) coverage. We can also work with your attorney. If you have other doctors involved in your case, we can co-manage with them to maximize the benefit you get from your health care.

Workers’ compensation cases can involve being inured while at work, a job site, or while in a car accident driving for work purposes. If you’ve been injured while working, we can assist you in navigating your options for coverage. Our team has years of experience working with personal injury, workers’ compensation and car accident victims.

If you’ve been injured, you want to get back in the game as quickly as you can. You also need to make sure your body heals properly so that you’re not subject to further injury. Chiropractic adjusts all the joints of your body and addresses your muscles, which will improve your function and decrease your pain levels.

Contact Our Office Today

If you’d like to get out of pain and improve your health, we’re here to assist you. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for auto accidents, workplace injury & sports injury Bellingham!

Auto and Injury Care Bellingham WA | (360) 733-5688