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Recovery after a car accident

Updated: Apr 11, 2019

With the weather causing the roads to get more slippery, car accidents are more common.  It is unfortunate that we get into car accidents, but I am one of the best options for care following a crash.  Following the accident, it is crucial to get treatment sooner rather than later if you have any symptoms.  I often hear, "my neck or back hurt because of my car crash years ago," and most of the time they did not receive care.  The most common symptoms seen from a car accident are headaches, neck, and back pain, and occasional arm or leg pain. 

The good news is with chiropractic care and rehab; I can help to diminish pain, improve healing, and reduce the chronicity of injuries.  There is a significant amount of high quality peer reviewed research

that suggests that early mobilization (adjustments) and intelligently returning to activity may offer the best chance for recovery and preventing chronic pain.  Another study showed that people that had a chiropractic treatment protocol following a car accident showed 93% improvement!

One thing us Oregonians have as part of our auto-insurance is Personal Injury Protection (PIP).  PIP covers our medical bills following an accident.  PIP is also available to everyone in the crash, so regardless if you were at fault or you were hit you are covered, and your passengers are covered too. Using PIP will not increase your insurance rates either.  If you have been in a car accident, chiropractic care is one of your best options for the best short-term and long-term results. Call and schedule today!

For specific information on PIP, please check our auto-accident info page:


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