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Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Treatment

Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Treatment

If you were recently injured in a car accident, as a driver or passenger, then there are established diagnostic and treatment protocols in Alberta to help you reach a quick recovery through fast and effective treatment.

The chiropractors at Able Body Health Clinic are qualified to diagnose post-accident injuries and provide treatment based on those diagnoses. Treatment under MVA protocols can also include chiropractic, acupuncture, registered massage therapy, laser therapy, active rehabilitation and other treatment modalities. Motor Vehicle Accident Injury | Assessment and Treatment

The following information is from the “Alberta MVA Claims Program Information Resource

* If you are injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you are expected to take reasonable steps to lessen the effects of those injuries through various medical treatment options.

* People who suffer sprains, strains and minor whiplash injuries can access 12 weeks of therapy. If treatment is required for more than 12 weeks, it is available.

* Patients do not need prior approval from insurance companies to begin treatment, and patients will not pay out-of-pocket for the treatments. The treatments are pre-approved, and health professionals bill the insurance companies directly.

* Patients can choose their preferred medical doctor, chiropractor, or physiotherapist as their primary health care practitioner.

* New regulations, established in 2004, specify that you are expected to seek an assessment within 10 business days of the accident. Depending on the conclusions reached by that diagnosis, you may be advised to immediately commence regularly scheduled medical treatment. You must follow the full treatment plan as prescribed by the medical practitioner. Failure to do so could substantially reduce your possibilities for any future legal claims if injuries persist in the long-term.