Were you injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, or Workers Compensation?
In Delaware, the PIP (Personal Injury Protection) statute covers your medical expenses up to the limits of your policy, or 2 years, whichever comes first. You can choose any Doctor you wish and there is no need for a referral, no matter who is at fault.
Workers Compensation Injury
In Delaware, there is a 5 year statute of limitations that runs from the date the last medical bill was paid. You can choose any Doctor you wish and there is no need for a referral. You want to make sure you see a Doctor who is Workers Comp Certified, which we are!
What’s Treatment Like?
Your treatment begins with a consultation and exam with Doctor West. From here, you’ll be sent for X-Rays, or an MRI if need be. In the office we will do an evaluation of your posture and then do a computerized evaluation of your range of motion. From this, the Doctor will determine the exact injury, or injuries you sustained and be able to put you on an individualized program to get you well again.
Your Care Progresses Through Stages:
In the Acute Phase we will utilize gentle Chiropractic, Therapies, Acupuncture and Massage to reduce your pain, swelling and spasm. After 4 weeks, you will be re-examined by the Doctor. If you progress as expected, you will start the Rehabilitation Phase.
Phase 1 of Rehab is where we utilize passive stretching to realign the adhesions in the damaged soft tissue. You may become a bit sore during this process. This is normal. You may continue to receive a deeper massage with stretching and Acupuncture along with Chiropractic and Rehab. After an average of 4 weeks, you will once again be re-evaluated and if you are progressing as expected, will start on Phase 2 of Rehab.
Phase 2 uses ball stretching and excercises. It also uses band strengthening to further realign the damaged soft tissue and begin to strengthen them. This, along with the Chiropractic will improve your function and posture, which will show at your re-evaluation.
Phase 3 is the final phase in Rehab and the most important. Strengthening your body with the latest in cutting edge technology called the XF Streamline Digital. This trains your body in its most strongest position and progresses your muscles to become more responsive. Injuries happen when muscles are de-conditioned, or only trained for endurance, which is what standard weight lifting does.
- A world of difference "
I started seeing Dr. West in April of 2010, five years after a car accident that left me with a whiplash injury. I was treated after my accident, by a Chiropractor only until my insurance ran out. They used an activator method that never relieved my pain. After five years, the tension in my spine got so great that I was no longer sleeping. The pain in my neck and shoulders was unbearable, and kept me from sleeping well. Dr. West sent me for x-rays where we discovered that I still had a reverse curve from my injury. Dr. West started correcting my spine through bi-weekly adjustments. I felt better immediately after the first adjustment. It was amazing, I felt lighter and had my freedom of movement back… and I slept! I saw Dr. West for 6 months before I had to move away, and I feel a world of difference! I still feel pain free. My body moves better than it has before I met Dr. West. It’s amazing what the right treatment can do!
For more information please call us today! 302-525-4343