Auto Injury Center
Have you been in a recent car crash, fender bender, or motor vehicle collision? As your Tualatin chiropractors we have had a lot of success with treating car accident patients.
If you have been involved in a car crash, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or even months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are.
Too often people don?t seek treatment following a car crash because they don?t feel hurt. By far the most common injury to the neck is a whiplash injury. Unfortunately, by the time more serious complication develop, some of the damage from the injury may have become permanent. Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims; roughly half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their injuries. If you have been in a car crash don?t assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain.
According to the research conducted by the Research Council, nearly 33% of all people injured in motor vehicle accidents (MVA's) sought treatment from a Chiropractic Physician. This is a great number given that the National Safety Council (NSC) determined that there are more than 12 million MVA's a year involving more than 20 million vehicles. The reason individuals like you choose chiropractic care for treatment of injuries sustained in MVA's is simple - chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine!
The most common injuries associated with car crashes are sprains and strains, known as whiplash, of the spinal muscles and ligaments; it's only natural that chiropractic be your first choice of treatment for the injuries you have sustained.
Many studies have found individuals injured in MVA's prefer chiropractic care for the treatment of their injuries. One such study evaluated 190 whiplash injury victims and found those who received chiropractic care reported treatment satisfaction of 100%.
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Who pays for my medical bills?
The majority of all car insurance policies provide personal injury protection (PIP) benefits. You are entitled to these benefits no matter who is at fault. Your insurance will pay for care that is medically necessary and most of the policies limit your medical care up to 15,000 and up to two years after an accident. This includes Chiropractic Physicians. Oregon law states that a Chiropractic Physician shall treat their patient as often as necessary to ensure favorable progress.