If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA), it is important that you seek treatment as soon as possible. The longer you wait the worse you will probably feel as the damage in your body continues to get worse. This is because after tissues in your body are damaged, repair starts taking place. The bodies’ response to damage includes sending inflammatory chemicals and other chemicals that cause swelling to the affected area to call in a repair response. The sooner you are treated, the less swelling and inflammation will take place. If you can’t be seen right away the best thing to do is to put ice packs on the affected areas and take anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
Our office can provide the best of what you may need to get better: Massage, Chiropractic, and Physical Therapy to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and swelling, and promote healing. In addition, we provide referrals to specialists, x-rays, MRIs, etc. We can also do the paperwork for disability, time off work, work changes, disabled parking permits… And if your treatment is rejected by the insurance companies we can provide a referral to the best of lawyers and continue your treatment.
It is good to know that in the State of Oregon just about everybody is covered with $15,000/One year of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) treatment, whichever comes first (ORS 742.524). This may not apply if you have a large deductible. It also does not automatically apply to motorcycles unless that type of coverage is specifically purchased. However it does cover: the insured and family members living in the same household, passengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident, the insured and family members living in the same household who have been injured as pedestrians (ORS 742.526). With rare exceptions, there is no charge whatsoever and we bill your PIP coverage. If the MVA is not your fault, your insurance company will in-turn bill the responsible party. If the MVA is your fault
You also may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost work time, inconvenience… We can provide a great lawyer to help you get compensated for these things. We wish that no one was involved in a car accident, but if you are, we will use our knowledge, experience, and connections to provide the very best for your recovery. Contact us today for more information about our Portland chiropractic and car accident injury rehabilitation massage services.
By Jeff Dougal