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Personal Injury in Fort Collins, CO

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Personal injury is a unique area of healthcare that requires specialists with advanced training and knowledge. Personal injury refers to when someone suffers an injury as a result of the negligence of another person or entity. The most common types of personal injury included injuries from a motor vehicle crash, slips and falls, and physical abuse or assault.
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The Reality of Personal Injury

Most practice and healthcare providers are not trained to properly manage personal injury cases. Having great documentation of the injuries, the causation of the injuries, the prognosis, and the most appropriate treatments is critical to medical bills paid by insurance companies. The only information attorneys and insurance companies have on the severity of the injuries and how they impact the patient is the provider’s medical records. The medical providers’ records need to accurately tell the story of what caused the injuries, the severity of the injuries, how the injuries currently affect the patient, how the injuries may affect the patient in the future, and what the most appropriate treatments are. Providers treating personal injury cases must also know when it’s appropriate to order advanced diagnostic tests such as MRI, CT Scan, or DMX (digital motion x-ray) and when to refer to additional treating providers. Dr. Chris Gubbels has advanced training in managing personal injury cases including being Advanced Certified in Traumatology via the Spine Research Institute of San Diego and Board Certified Independent Chiropractic examiner by the American Board of Indecent Medical Examiners.

Signs and Conditions

Personal injuries can manifest in various ways, depending on the nature and severity of the injury. Common signs and conditions associated with personal injuries include back pain, knee pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain. These conditions can limit your ability to enjoy daily activities and maintain an active lifestyle.

Back Pain

Back pain is the leading musculoskeletal complaint worldwide, with low back pain ranking as the primary cause of disability and missed workdays. It can hinder your ability to perform normal activities of daily living, affecting your overall quality of life.

Knee Pain

Our knees play a crucial role in our mobility, allowing us to engage in activities such as running, hiking, and playing sports. When knee pain strikes, it can significantly impact your ability to lead an active, healthy life.

Neck Pain

With the increasing use of computers and portable electronic devices, neck pain is becoming more prevalent, affecting thousands of individuals each year. It’s a condition that can lead to chronic discomfort and hinder your ability to work and engage in daily activities.

Shoulder Pain

The shoulders are a complex structure, comprising bones, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. They play a vital role in a wide range of movements, and when pain occurs, it can severely limit your ability to perform everyday tasks.

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Signs and Conditions of Whiplash-Associated Disorder

Whiplash-associated disorder (WAD) is a term used to describe injuries that result from a sudden acceleration-deceleration movement such as a being in a car crash. Some common WAD symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Neck Pain
  • Back pain
  • Stiffness
  • Shoulder Pain

Whiplash Injuries

The term whiplash refers to the mechanism of injury or how injuries occur. Some of the most common injuries from whiplash trauma include:

  • Ligament injuries: Ligaments are connective tissues that hold bones together. In a whiplash trauma, the spinal ligaments can be stretched and torn resulting in ligament laxity and/or joint instability. Instability results when joints cannot maintain their
  • Facet Injuries: Facet joints make up the posterior column of the spine. The facet joints are a common cause of lasting pain after a whiplash trauma.
  • Disc Herniations: Disc herniations result from a tear in the outer fibrous cartilage on the disc, allowing the center gel-like portion of the disc, the nucleus pulposus, to protrude beyond the feverous cartilage, frequently compressing the spinal canal or nerve roots.
  • Fractures: Fractures to the spinal bones or extremities can occur due to the excessive forces in whiplash traumas.
  • Loss of cervical Curve: Whiplash injuries, especially from rear-end car collisions can cause a loss or reversal of the normal cervical curve.

Choosing the Right Doctor After a Car Accident

Selecting the right doctor to help you identify injuries resulting from a motor vehicle collision is one of the most important decisions you will make. The diagnosing and treatment of the injuries resulting from a motor vehicle collision is a specialized field and most chiropractors and medical doctors lack the necessary training to properly diagnose and treat patients injured in a car crash.

Dr. Chris Gubbels, in Colorado, has been certified by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego as an expert in this very specialized area of science, which requires insight into the physics of the actual crash mechanics and the occupant kinematics—or motions resulting from the crash—as well as all of the latest diagnostic methods and treatments approaches.

Our Treatment Approach

At our clinic in Fort Collins, we take a comprehensive and personalized approach to treating personal injuries. Our treatments for patients injured from whiplash trauma may include gentle adjustments to the spine or extremities, specific exercises to increase mobility and/or muscle strength, traction to help restore the spine to normal alignment, and home exercises. All treatment programs are determined on an individualized basis. We have extensive experience treating patients with severe whiplash-type injuries. Your treatment is built specifically for you!

Specialized Treatments and Services

  • Chiropractic Care: A non-drug, non-surgical form of healthcare that focuses on restoring and maintaining the normal form and function of the spine.
  • Chiropractic Biophysics: CBP® is a science-based, highly advanced chiropractic technique that has been proven to correct and restore spinal alignment.
  • Headache Treatment: If you experience headaches, you are not alone. Thousands of your neighbors in Fort Collins are also suffering from headaches on a regular basis.
  • Intensive Scoliosis Treatment: Dr. Chris Gubbels is the leading doctor for chiropractic scoliosis treatment in the Fort Collins, Colorado area.
  • Opioids: Many of the opioid drugs were prescribed for back pain. Sadly, large numbers of opioid prescriptions didn’t stem from patient need and they didn’t effectively treat the problems that brought patients to the doctor.

Choosing our clinic ensures that you are in the hands of experts dedicated to your recovery. Our detailed documentation and established relationships with medical specialists and attorneys ensure that your medical claims are properly reimbursed, and your legal needs are taken care of.

Don’t wait to seek the treatment you need. Call us today at 970.286.7793 to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward recovery.

Referrals to Additional Specialists

Proper recovery from auto accident injuries may require a team approach., Therefore, a referral to additional specialists for diagnostic testing or treatments in other areas of the body may be necessary. The doctors have established relationships with medical specialists including neurosurgeons, orthopedic specialists, pain management centers, neurologists, neuropsychologists, concussion treatment centers, physical therapists, and massage therapists who all specialize in treating patients with trauma-related injuries. We’ll be sure to get you to the right team of doctors for the best possible results.

Insurance – We Know the System!

Ensuring your medical bills are paid through your own car insurance medical coverage (Med-Pay) or by a 3rd party car insurance requires proper documentation and diagnosis of the injuries and treatments. Poor documentation is the number one reason for medical claims being denied. Your medical records need to clearly explain what caused the injury, (mechanism of injury), how previous medical conditions or injuries may impact the current injury, the diagnosis, treatment plan, and prognosis for recovery. Also of importance is documenting the impacts these injuries have on your quality of life and how they may continue to impact you in the future. At our clinic, we pride ourselves on how detailed we document each patient visit to help ensure your claims are properly reimbursed.

Working with An Attorney

We frequently work with attorneys on a lien basis. This is a legal agreement that we will treat the patient with the arrangement that our bills will be paid by the attorney when a claim settles.


What makes your clinic different in treating personal injuries?

We have a multidisciplinary clinic that offers several services in one location including medical treatments, chiropractic care, and physical therapy. Additionally, Dr. Chris Gubbels specializes in personal injuries.

What types of personal injury treatment options are available in Fort Collins?

We offer a range of treatment options including chiropractic care, physical therapy, joint injection, regenerative medicine, spinal decompression, back braces, and trigger point injections.

How do you handle insurance and legal matters?

We ensure proper documentation of all injuries and treatments. We can bill health insurance, car insurance medical coverage, or work with an attorney on a lien basis.

What should I do if I have suffered a personal injury?

Seek specialized care immediately. Call us at 970.286.7793 to schedule your consultation.

Can you refer me to additional specialists if necessary?

Yes, we have established relationships with various medical specialists to provide comprehensive care.

How does Square ONE Health ensure the best possible results for personal injury patients?

Our team specializes in diagnosing and treating personal injuries, creating personalized treatment plans, and working closely with medical specialists and attorneys to ensure comprehensive care.

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