If you're a first-time visitor at Rainbow Injury, you'll need to give us some information about your background, medical history and the nature of your condition. This is so that we can provide the best possible care, tailored to your specific circumstances.
A bit of paperwork
We will need to fill out forms that provide general information about you and your condition. Our staff is happy to assist you with the paperwork.
During your first consultation with the doctor, you'll discuss any health-related issues and concerns. You will also learn about potential treatment options.
History and examination
In order to pinpoint the problem, the doctor will ask you a number of questions related to your condition. A variety of targeted tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in assessing the most effective treatment plan for you.
Patients will generally undergo their first treatment on their first visit after the examination and x-rays are completed. This may include spinal adjustments and physical therapy.
Before leaving, you will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat applications, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises.
Scheduling the next appointment
Regular treatment is essential to the process. We work our treatments around your schedule. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days of their initial visit and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed at this time.
At Rainbow Injury Rehabilitation, we take great pride in providing the finest Medical and Chiropractic care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different services that we offer in our office.
A victim of an injury must seek care from the right specialist to have the best opportunity for a good outcome. If there is a head injury, a neurologist may be helpful. If there are complicated spinal injuries, an orthopedic surgeon may be helpful. If there are spinal subluxations, weakness, or spasms, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, or massage may be helpful. In addition, studies clearly demonstrate that pain caused from traumatic injuries such as motor vehicle accidents can easily become a long term problem if not treated immediately by an Interventional Pain Physician following the injury. It is unfortunate that it is not generally known that it is critically important to initiate Interventional Pain Management treatment as soon as possible for ANY PAINFUL CONDITION following trauma. Failure to have quality Pain Management within 3-6 months following the inciting injury dramatically increases the probability of suffering with pain permanently.
Dr. Raymond Nicholl serves as a medical consultant and treating physician for trauma victims to ensure that no condition goes undiagnosed or untreated.
The lower back and neck is the most affected and common casualty of car accidents. Your spine and nerve system is a fragile structure of muscles, bones and other tissues extending from your neck to your pelvis and hips. Therefore, they are highly vulnerable to injuries after an accident. These injuries may cause you unbearable pain, circumscribe your movements and most importantly will highly affect your daily chores and life.
The Chiropractor is well suited to treat injuries after an automobile accident. The chiropractor is educated in diagnosing and treating soft tissue and spinal disc injuries. The chiropractor may take X-rays of your spine, take a complete history of your health, and conduct a thorough physical examination. Chiropractors are well versed not only in diagnosing auto accident injuries, but in treating those injuries in such a manner as to return the patient as much as possible to their same condition as before the accident.
Chiropractic spinal manipulations (adjustments) are ideal for many situations such as low back pain, neck pain, headaches and pinched nerves. By realigning the spine and extremities, the musculoskeletal system is brought into alignment. This improves the functioning of the spine and nervous system. It also helps with reducing, or even relieving pain.
After a traumatic injury, most people end up in the local hospital emergency room for an evaluation. The most common medical test in the emergency room is the x-ray test.
An x-ray test is considered an objective medical test. Objective medical tests are important in helping diagnose injury. An objective medical test is a test that is not based on the response or pain level of the person being tested. This means that an objective medical test such as an x-ray cannot be faked or exaggerated.
X-rays are commonly used to find broken bones in the body. X-rays of the neck and back may show broken vertebrae, but they can also show a straightening of the spinal column, which is a sign of the back or neck muscles tightening up. Tightening of the back and neck muscles, otherwise known as muscle spasm, is a common sign of a traumatic injury, such as an auto accident.
X-rays are still the best and quickest test to diagnose broken bones throughout the body. X-rays taken at Rainbow Injury Rehabilitation are immediately developed and interpreted by the doctors to help determine the severity of your injury.
Physiotherapy is designed to improve physical strength, range of motion, daily living activities and functional ability.
By focusing on specific areas of your musculoskeletal system (bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, spine and joints) that are impacted by injury trauma, our therapists are able to target treatment and develop a customized plan to help you achieve the most rapid and complete recovery possible.
Treatment may include manual therapy (hands-on mobilization of soft tissue), mechanical traction, modalities (cryotherapy/hydroculation, ultrasound, electrical stimulation), gait training, therapeutic exercise (range of motion, strengthening) and other therapies that target the underlying cause of your pain and treat the effects of your injury or disease.
Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion.
Massage provides exceptional relief from pain and mental stress. Many people claim massage does better to relieve their pain than any other treatment they have tried. So, while massage is a great complimentary therapy to other treatments, it alone can also provide substantial positive results.
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) evaluations
Permanent partial disability is a disability in which a wage earner is prevented permanently from working at full physical capability because of injury or illness. A benefit is paid to an employee due to the complete or partial loss of the body, or partial loss of use of the body as a whole. Loss of use generally means that an employee is unable to use the specific body part like he or she used it before the injury. These benefits are paid only if the work related injury results in some permanent loss.
During an evaluation, a physician assigns a status of permanent partial disability or temporary total disability, depending on the person's condition. Physicians use a percentage-based rating system, using the AMA’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th edition, that assigns a percentage of disability or impairment based on the area of the body affected. People found to have an overall physical impairment of less than 50 percent receive a permanent partial rating, whereas those with a physical impairment of more than 50 percent receive a temporary total disability rating.
Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)
A Functional capacity evaluation is defined as “a systematic method of measuring an individual’s ability to perform meaningful tasks on a safe and dependable basis.”
In general, the purpose of FCE is to collect information about the functional limitations of a person with medical impairment. Beyond this general purpose, an FCE has three specific purposes:
Improve the likelihood that the patient will be safe in subsequent job task performance. A comparison of a patient’s abilities to a job’s demands is made in an attempt to diminish the risk of re-injury. Assist the patient to improve role performance through identification of functional decrements so that they may be resolved or worked around.
Determine the presence (and, if present, the degree) of disability so that a bureaucratic or juridical entity can assign, apportion, or deny financial and medical disability benefits.
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2625 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
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