Bodies are meant to move...
BUT YOUR BODY PROBABLY ISN’T MOVING THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO.
Our bodies have several ways to accomplish any number of physical tasks. Due to the sedentary and automated lifestyle of this and the last few centuries, most of us rely solely on our backup systems. We over-stress our backs and under-utilize our abs. We round our shoulders and jut out our heads as a result of tight pecs and weak upper back muscles.
Using the wrong muscles and movements will take a toll on even the most fit body. For most of us, we aren’t even breathing correctly (diaphragmatically) let alone sitting, walking, hiking, or working out correctly. Eventually these wrong movements start showing up as nagging aches and pains.
AN AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY CAN MAGNIFY EXISTING PROBLEMS.
When the fight or flight response hits, we tense what we're used to tensing. The trauma of an auto accident injury, even a small one, can aggravate and exacerbate existing problem areas. So what used to be just a tight muscle is now a threat to your long-term health and mobility. Many times, an injury that occurs after a car accident is simply the “straw that broke the camel’s back.” This means the damage occurred over tissue that was previously damaged, although the damage may have been asymptomatic and not exhibiting pain symptoms.
Another way car accident injuries can occur is through muscle spasms that cause lower back pain, neck pain, wrist pain, etc.. These spasms fire to guard your body in response to impact. And of course, there are direct impact traumas, which cause bruising, swelling, and even muscle tears, strains, and joint sprains. Receiving attention from a massage therapist and chiropractor as soon as possible after an auto accident can make the difference between pain and discomfort becoming chronic and pain that is resolved quickly, allowing you to get back to day to day activities.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO RESTORE OUR BODIES AND LIVE PAIN FREE.
It's easy to think that these aches and pains are normal, just because they're commonplace. But it doesn't have to be that way. Pain is never, ever random in the body. Pain is your body's signal to the brain that something isn't right. A knotted muscle is your body trying to pull itself back into alignment. Learning to read the messages your body is sending you is the first step in undoing the damage of an auto accident injury.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO COVERED PAIN THERAPY — USE IT!
Every car insurance plan in Oregon is required to include Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. That means your existing car insurance covers you for pain relief treatment for an auto accident injury at no additional cost — regardless of the severity of the accident, who was at fault, or other conditions, period. If you were in a car accident of any kind you get a minimum of $15,000 of treatment. Don't shrug off the pain — give your body the care it needs and deserves. Oregon car accident victims often don’t know that they are entitled to complete pain relief after-care. This care is covered by Oregon drivers’ car insurance policy, at no extra charge. Here’s why: every insured Oregonian already pays – as part of their insurance premium – a small amount towards their Personal Injury Protection (or PIP) coverage. This is mandatory in the state or Oregon. This means that regardless of the severity of an accident, who was at fault, or other conditions, a driver in an auto accident in Oregon can receive massage therapy, chiropractic, and other treatments. This coverage is geared toward relieving victims’ pain, at no additional cost. This process is very similar to Workman’s Comp, in that the providers (massage therapists, etc.) take care of billing your insurance for you. All you have to do is show up and receive care!
Another great aspect of the way Oregon has framed its car insurance laws ensures that your rates won’t go up by using your PIP coverage when you claim the benefits you’re entitled to after a car accident. Lastly, these benefits extend to up to TWO YEARS after an accident. So if you’ve been in a collision (or hit and run, or ran into a light pole, or any other situation where you’ve experienced pain from a motor vehicle accident), contact us for more information. We can guide you through the process of receiving the treatment you deserve and get you on the road to being pain-free.