Auto Accident Injury Specialist

Element Wellness Center

Chiropractors located in Point Loma, San Diego, CA

At his practice in Point Loma, California, Dr. Ryan Hummel has treated many patients who suffered an auto accident injury. Highly respected by both his patients and peers for his expertise, Dr. Ryan is regarded by many as one of the leading chiropractors in San Diego.

Auto Accident Injury Q & A

What Exactly Is Considered an Auto Accident Injury?

Any injury that a person sustains during a car accident is considered an auto accident injury, regardless of how minor or serious the injury may be. Additionally, it does not matter whether the accident involved a vehicle and a stationary object,a vehicle and a pedestrian, or two vehicles. If at least one automobile was involved in a collision, any injuries that result from that collision can be classified as auto accident injuries.

What Should People Who Have an Auto Accident Injury Do?

Anyone who thinks they have an auto accident injury should seek medical help as soon as they realize they’re in pain or experiencing other symptoms of an injury. Some auto accident injuries can be severe, or even life-threatening, so medical care should never be delayed. Even for minor injuries, getting prompt medical care can ensure the recovery process is as short as possible and increase the likelihood of having a complete recovery.

People who have auto accident injuries that aren’t quickly resolved may want to see a chiropractor, even if they’re also seeing a doctor. Chiropractors are experts on how the body’s musculoskeletal system works, and they’re often able to treat injuries and relieve pain through non-invasive procedures, such as:

  • chiropractic adjustments

  • massage therapy

  • certain exercises

  • other chiropractic services

Are Chiropractic Appointments for Auto Accident Injuries Covered by Insurance?

Patients who have an auto accident injury are often able to get chiropractic services covered by an insurance provider, as long as the services are deemed medically appropriate or necessary. A doctor may be able to help a patient determine whether such services are medically required.

Whether a specific insurance policy will cover chiropractic appointments, however, depends on both the details surrounding the auto accident and the policy’s terms. Patients who want to make sure their chiropractic appointments will be covered by an insurance policy should contact their insurance agent or adjuster to help sort out which policy is providing coverage for the accident and what coverages that policy affords.

Element Wellness accepts most major providers. We also accept cash, credit, and Care Credit. Please call the office if you have any questions or concerns regarding your insurance coverage.

American Specialty Health
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Care Credit
United Healthcare