Accident Related Neck and Back Pain

Accident Related Neck and Back Pain

Accident Related Neck and Back Pain

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Having accident Related Neck and Back Pain?  Frustrated you cannot get an appointment to see your Family Doctor for the problem?  Why don’t you go see the Spine Specialist?

Before we criticize our Family Physician for not giving you an appointment.  Please understand the Family Physician’s predicament.  Your regular Health Insurance carrier required your Doctor to disclose any treatments related to injuries such as slip and falls, and  auto accidents.  The health insurer will then reject payment for these services until it is determined that the liability insurance is exhausted.  Sometimes,  the health insurance will reject all the Family Doctors bills until it is sorted out.  If you just think this through,  I think most will understand the reluctance of Family Doc’s and Internal Medicine Doc’s to evaluate their injured patients.

Orthopedic Surgeons, and Spine Specialists are used to dealing with injury situations.  Orthopedic Surgeons are the doctors called in to do the emergency surgeries related to catastrophic accident related injuries.  Typically,  the Orthopedic Surgeon staff are used to dealing with the complex interactions between health insurance and liability insurance.  Because these interactions are understood,  Orthopedic Surgeons can concentrate on the Injury Complaints.

If you have an accident related injury to the neck , back,  shoulder, knee,  etc.,  please get an evaluation.  If an office is set up to deal with the background issues related to insurance,  appointments will be easier to make,  and evaluations and care can be delivered  on a timely, and less stressful manner.

 

We Welcome Patients with Accident Related Injuries.  Call the office to see if we may be of help.

Citations

  • Trippolini MA, Dijkstra PU, Côté P, Scholz-Odermatt SM, Geertzen JH, Reneman MF. Can functional capacity tests predict future work capacity in patients with whiplash-associated disorders? Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Dec;95(12):2357-66. PubMed PMID: 25127998

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