Updated: May 4
Victoria British Columbia’s Chiropractic Care for Car Accidents
According to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), there were an average of two hundred and seventy thousand (270,000) car accidents per year in British Columbia between 2011 and 2015.
If each car was carrying an average of three people when the accident happened, that would translate to close to half a million to one million accident resulting in patients needing medical care.
The degree of severity of the injuries sustained when an accident occurs varies depending on a number of factors but what Dr. Mike Hadbavny; Chiropractor & Sports Sciences Resident aims to address and help relieve is the pain and discomfort experienced by the body from a car accident.
Various injuries that one can suffer during an accident are:
Recurring neck or back pain
Numbness, tingling or nerve damage
Muscle spasms, weakness or atrophy
Joint, hip, or knee pain
Often the goal of the treatments is to decrease pain and increase mobility as it was prior to the car accident. Many conditions if they are left untreated can cause worse problems or develop further. The goal is to find long term solution that works best for the individual. For those within the Greater Victoria British Columbia area Dr. Mike Hadbavny is happy to help you out.
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) provides insurance and coverage for treatment at facilities that include chiropractors within Victoria. One can access more information on how to go about getting help submitting their claim here by contacting us or calling today.
ICBC's health care partners have customized treatment plans to help maximize recovery time. There is also no need to pay out of pocket for a chiropractor's services and wait for later reimbursement. You only require a valid claim number from ICBC. You also do not need to have a medical referral to visit a chiropractor in Victoria for treatment.
Dr. Mike Hadbavny is a registered ICBC chiropractor provider who ensures a stress free speedy recovery. The initial visit consists of a detailed history of the motor-vehicle accident and a thorough physical examination. Sometimes a referral becomes necessary to an alternative health care provider while the treatment sessions are underway or being completed.
The bill for the full cost of the appointments is sent directly to ICBC and the patient has access to a treatment plan of twelve weeks after an accident occurs. The treatment plan will be pre approved for a maximum of twenty-five visits within that timeframe.
All that is needed is:
The ICBC claim number
The personal health number (care card number)
Date of injury
Name and contact information of the claim adjuster or ICBC team that is overseeing the claim.
Some of the techniques used for treating various injuries such as neck and back pain, sprains, strains, herniated disks are:
Spinal Manipulation therapy
Spinal Manipulation Therapy
Spinal manipulation therapy stimulates end range joint mechanoreceptors, which reflex to neurologically associated muscles causing them to relax. It also sends pain inhibition signals. It gives a window to do rehabilitation with less pain and more relaxed muscles.
Spinal manipulative therapy and adjustment are not dangerous and/or aggressive. It has even recently been recommended as the first line of therapy by the Harvard medical school. The noise made during adjustment is not that of bones popping back into their place. It is simply a bubble of gas popping out of various joints found throughout the body, similar to cracking your knuckles.
Specific therapeutic exercises based on your specific needs. This can include a direction preference for mechanical loading (such as with disc herniations) or strengthening large muscle groups for endurance and stability based compound movements.
This process is usually painless. Flexion is the act of bending a joint (leaning forward), understood as the counteraction of extension (leaning backwards). This takes place on a special segmented table referred to as the flexion-distraction table that moves as the chiropractor slowly works on the joints and muscles. The therapy involves soft tissue and spinal manipulation, combined with the movements of the table that stretch and decompress the patient's spine, which relieves their back, leg, neck, or arm pain. The spine is gently distracted or stretched rhythmically, taking pressure off irritated nerve roots.
Dr. Mike Hadbavny
Chiropractor, Sports Sciences Resident RCCSS(C)
If you are interested in learning more about how chiropractic care can be effective for your particular condition or health goals, contact Dr. Mike Hadbavny at 250-881-7881 today to make an appointment and discover the many benefits of seeing a chiropractor in Victoria, BC. Contact us today.