Dr. Michael Gorgas offers the true standard of chiropractic care, commitment to your health and wellness, and optimal customer service beyond the industry standard. The Doctors and Staff at the Back Pain, Neck Pain, and Headache Relief Center are skilled practitioners delivering precise adjustments and therapies according to your customized treatment plan. Our goal is support your body’s natural healing process, which ultimately relieves your pain. As specialists in chiropractic pain relief, Dr. Gorgas is proudly recognized as the NUMBER ONE Go-To Chiropractor for Auto Accidents in Oceanside, California! We treat the various injuries which occur from auto accidents such as whiplash, herniated discs, head injuries, concussions and many more.
Dr. Michael Gorgas has been treating patients with car accident injuries for over 36 years. His office is equipped with in house state of the art digital x-rays to determine the underlying cause of your pain. His office works with a team of orthopedists and neurologists if you need a referral and we work with numerous imaging centers in case you need an MRI.
Our mission is to find the cause of the pain, reduce your pain, and get you back to pre-accident status ASAP.
Unlike most doctors' offices, we will provide the treatment you need immediately and wait until your case settles to receive payment for our services. We accept third party liens.
If you have an attorney, we will keep them updated with your progress and treatment. Our staff will work closely with your auto injury attorney whether they are in California or in another state. Our office may recommend that the patient seek legal advice in cases of personal injury and to assist with the settling of the case with the insurance company. We provide a medical report at the end of care to substantiate your personal injury case to help you obtain a fair settlement. Dr. Gorgas also has experience testifying as an expert witness if necessary in litigation cases.
Every day millions of people get behind the wheel and have the misfortune of getting into a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA). Some are minor collisions, some are more serious.
Car accident injuries are very common and quite often the pains don’t show up immediately. It can be several days or weeks later. This is the very reason insurance adjusters have been trained to contact you immediately after the accident and get your statement of injuries. They know that the pain and symptoms don’t show up immediately, especially when you are stressed out trying to arrange alternative transportation. This is WHY you must NEVER tell the adjuster that you are “OK” or “feeling fine” when they call right after the accident.
REMEMBER! Injuries will take days or weeks to appear!
Injuries may take days or weeks to appear but most accident victims wait until the pain is unbearable. Don’t wait! Call our office and seek attention immediately. Even a low speed MVA can cause significant damage to the body that may result in lifelong problems if not treated correctly.
Injuries are not always visible at first. Depression, blurred vision, trouble sleeping and memory problems are all symptoms of a trauma caused by a car accident.
Yes, a lot of you have already been to the hospital and to the doctor and had X-rays taken and already prescribed medicine for your pain but you still feel that there is something wrong.
Let me share shed some light on some of the different injuries caused by car accidents.
These are the most common injuries sustained in a car accident. They involve hurting the ligaments, tendons and muscles and are considered the body’s soft areas. Examples of these are: Sprains, Contusions, Strains
These kinds of injuries may cause a lot of discomfort in the form of soreness, swelling, bruising and stiffness. Another soft tissue injury often overlooked at the hospital or at your doctors office is pinched nerves. Nerves are especially delicate and can be easily pinched and injured during a car accident. When the nerves are injured we can expect more serious symptoms and they are commonly referred to as whiplash, but there is more to it than that.
Whiplash is the most common injury associated with car accidents. Whiplash occurs when the impact from the collision forces your head and neck to move back and forth violently and often with a snap, therefore the term whiplash. Whiplash may not only affect the head and neck but often involves the low back and pelvis as well.
Some whiplash symptoms are:
Many of these symptoms if left untreated may develop into chronic pain syndromes. Furthermore, these symptoms do not appear on X-rays.
Head injuries are the most common overlooked injury in Motor Vehicular Accidents and also the most dangerous. These occur when the driver or passengers are heads are struck against windshields, steering wheels, dashboards, windows and or the ceiling of the car.
Some may cause traumatic brain injuries from concussions to hearing loss, visual problems, cognitive impairment and even skull fractures.
Dr. Gorgas is especially keen in detecting the early signs of Traumatic Head Injuries and will do the needed neurological testing to determine the severity of injury. He also will refer you to a local neurologist who will assist in documenting and treating the head injury.
Back injuries are very common with auto accidents. Any trauma to the spinal column, whether in the neck, upper back or the low back, may cause nerve damage. Reduced sensation, tingling or numbing in the arms, hands, legs, or feet are the common symptoms of pinched spinal nerves. Fortunately for you, Dr. Gorgas has over 36 years of experience correcting pinched spinal nerves.
Herniated discs are also very common in car accident injuries. These can only be diagnosed with an MRI. Dr. Gorgas has access to numerous MRI Imaging Centers where he will refer you for the proper diagnosis of a disc injury.
Furthermore, he has two in-house Non Surgical Spinal Decompression Machines as part of the treatment that he offers to successfully reduce Herniated Discs.
If you have been in a recent car accident and suffer from any of the symptoms discussed above, please don’t hesitate to call our office for an appointment at 760-433-4000
There are no prior authorizations, doctor referral or special permission required if "Not at Fault"!.
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