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Motor Vehicle Accident 

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April 2, 2019

Many people who are involved in a motor vehicle accident don’t seek massage therapy because they feel like they can’t afford it. Unfortunately, however, sometimes just months later, they begin to develop issues because of the motor vehicle accident. Depending on the severity of the car accident and what was impacted, as well as their age and general physical condition, these symptoms range anywhere from mildly uncomfortable to severe. Some of these symptoms include pain, numbness, or tingling down the arms or legs, neck pain or back pain that won’t go away, sleeping difficulties, limited range of motion in the neck or back, tears in tendons or ligaments, herniated, slipped, or bulging disks, shifts or tilts in the hip or shoulder girdle which may later cause other issues, and so much more.

Even if you feel that you weren’t affected that much by a car accident because it was at low speeds or you simply weren’t feeling discomfort at the time, it’s imperative that you seek massage therapy...

March 12, 2019

In Oregon, an individuals’ auto insurance policy is legally obligated to cover all vehicle occupants’ medical treatments after an accident. This is referred to as a Personal Injury Protection plan, PIP, and Oregon auto insurance policies will cover up to $15,000 of medical expenses and wage loss for up to one year following an accident. Insurance companies will try to get you to close the claim as soon as possible, but as soon as you do that you cannot have your auto insurance company billed for any medical or wage loss expenses related to your accident. Oregon has a statute of limitations of two years - meaning that you have two years after the date of an accident to submit a claim. 

As an Oregon resident, you are required to have automobile insurance. You are required to have bodily injury and property damage liability for at least $25,000 per person, $50,000 per crash for bodily injury to others, and $20,000 per crash for damage to the property of others. You must have a PIP plan, as...

March 6, 2019

Working with victims of car accidents is the most rewarding work that I have ever done. When a motor vehicle accident patient first walks in my door, they’re usually in the most pain that they’ve ever been in during their entire life thus far. Throughout their treatment, however, I get to see their demeanor change as their pain levels decrease, their pain-free range of motion increases, and they’re able to get back to regular activities of daily living.

Throughout numerous treatments I get to see my patients progress from the worst they’ve ever physically and mentally felt to a manageable level of pain, or even pain free. I get to listen to them tell me how they’re decreasing or completely stopping their prescription painkillers as they do not need them anymore. Motor vehicle accident patients have walked in my door barely able to move their neck from side-to-side or having to move their entire trunk in order to look to the left or the right, and after a couple of targeted massage sessi...

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