I was in car accident. The other driver T-boned my car and is at fault. The lawyer send me to chiropractor, but I think the things are worst now then before treatment. Chiropractor manipulated my neck and it is worst than before. Now he only does treatment with electrodes and rollers. I do not like it. I would prefer to go for regular massage, but my lawyer tells me that I have to stick to that chiropractor. What are my options for treatment?
You should check with both your own insurance company, and especially your attorney, to see what options are available.
Many medical providers are willing to render treatment on a "lien basis" pending the outcome of your personal injury case. They will have a keen on any recovery you may obtain from the responsible party. Check with your attorney (and don't over treat ....).
Unless it was prescribed by your doctor, and administered by or at the direction of a licensed practitioner of the healing arts, your "regular massage" is useless for purposes of your personal injury case. Either take your attorney's advise; or, if you don't trust him, get another attorney.
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Treatment prescribed by a doctor or chiropractor is covered. Massages not done by either a chiropractor or registered physical therapist are not.
Chiropractors usually cannot stand up to board certified medical professionals hired by the insurance carrier on the other side. Perhaps you should see an orthopedic surgeon and have a physical therapist provide treatment under the direction of a real doctor. Speak with your attorney.
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If you have already hired an attorney, these are questions you should be asking him or her.
That is, after all, why you are paying your attorney. It would be inappropriate for any attorney in this forum to comment on your case without having all of the facts, medical records, etc., to review.
Set up an in-office meeting with your attorney to go over any and all questions you have about your case.
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