Motor Vehicle Accident

Dr. West explains what to do if you're injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident.

Kristina G. tells her story.

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.

For more information please call us today! 302-525-4343

What Our Clients Say About Our Motor Vehicle Accident Services

  • Always friendly and professional.
    I don’t know why I waited so long to see Dr. West! I have had several car accidents and as a result have chronic pain in my lower back and neck. Dr. West has done wonders to make me feel better. He and his staff are always friendly and professional. He takes the time to get to know you and to help you feel your best! I have recommended him to a co-worker and she has had similar results in the reduction of pain and all around wellness! He is by far the best chiropractor that I have ever been to.

    - Jennifer Evers Chickadel
    Source: Facebook
  • You will be delightfully surprised!
    I was in a car accident in 1991 that caused injury to my neck and back. Over the past few years, my neck pain has increased. When traditional chiropractic didn’t help, I began seeing a pain management doctor and reviving regular epidural nerve block injections. I hadn’t had an injection in almost 9 months and was in constant pain. I also differed from frequent migraines. I finally decided to try out Dr. West and the ABC techniques…what did I have to lose? I was sent for X-rays, and have only had two.
    “Adjustments” as of right now. My posture is 100% better, I can breathe better, my neck pain is about 75% better just in those two sessions! I haven’t been able to turn my head without pain, burning and difficulty-now I can do all of those things without hesitation or pain! Give Dr. West a try—-you will be delightfully surprised!

    - Paula Samans Collins
    Source: Facebook