The sudden and dramatic impact of an auto accident can be enough to turn you life upside down. At Aspen Chiropractic we understand the pain and stress that comes from these types of injuries. That’s why we are here to help you through the process. From filing a claim and reporting an injury all the way through your treatment plan and release from care, we’ve got you covered.
The most common auto injury is whiplash which is caused by a sudden movement of the head. Whiplash results in an injury to the spine and supporting muscles, tendons and ligaments. Symptoms of a whiplash injury to the neck can include neck pain, stiffness, lack of good motion, blurred vision, pain between the shoulder blades, fatigue, headaches, dizziness and much more. More than 800,000 Americans suffer from whiplash every year and getting proper care right after a whiplash trauma can reduce the chances of long term pain from the injury.
Immediately following an auto accident there may not be any pain. It is still important at this crucial time to get evaluated by a qualified professional who knows how to look for injuries, even if they are minor or hidden. Keep in mind that many people don’t feel a lot of pain following an automobile accident until days later. Pain killers and muscle relaxers may reduce the pain but do not address the underlying problem. You owe it to yourself to get the treatment you need so that your body can heal as it should following these types of traumas.
Insurance companies understand the advantages of chiropractic care related to car accidents. This is why chiropractic treatment is fully covered on most automobile insurance policies. In Oregon, this is true regardless of whether you were at fault or not or whether you were the driver, passenger, on a bicycle or a pedestrian. For your convenience we will handle all of the insurance billing and paperwork on your behalf, in fact you will generally never have any out of pocket expense when being treated for an automobile accident.