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What You Need To Know After A Car Crash

You Are Not Your Car!

Often, damage to your vehicle doesn’t match the injuries to your body. More than half of all low-speed rear-end injuries happen with NO vehicle damage.

During a crash, the peak acceleration of your head is much greater than the peak acceleration of your vehicle. A 5-mph crash typically produces about 10-12 g of acceleration to your head. Rear collisions cause more damage to the cervical spine than side or frontal collisions.

Injuries often start with neck pain but end with many more symptoms.

Signs Your Injuries Need Chiropractic Care

  • Persistent pain or stiffness in the neck
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Memory problems
  • Loss of movement in the neck, shoulders or back
  • Numbness/Tingling in hands
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Blurred Vision
  • New Issues with Tripping/Clumsiness

The Stats Don’t Lie – There is a Real Risk to Waiting Symptoms Out!

Prompt chiropractic treatment after a crash can reduce your chances of short-term pain turning into something chronic.

Don’t risk your long-term health for short-term convenience. Nearly half of all chronic neck pain in America is due to car crashes, and most of those are from low-speed rear-ends. When over 60% of those with whiplash require long-term medical follow-up, this is not the time to back-burner your healthcare. Don’t be among the 50% who still suffer from chronic pain 20 years after a crash!

Your Car Insurance Has You Covered!

In Oregon, Personal Injury Protection coverage (PIP) is automatically included in every auto insurance policy issued within the state. What this means to you is that your auto insurance company is required to pay your medical expenses and, in some cases, lost wages and in-home assistance care. Personal Injury Protection is guaranteed, regardless of fault, and it covers everyone in the car at the time of the crash.

chiropractic adjusting tableBridge to Health Chiropractic is the premiere option for accident care. Our team of doctors, specialists, and care coordinators are experts in injury treatment.

Our Perks:

  • On-Site Digital X Rays. No location-jumping needed!
  • Doctors trained in advanced techniques that are gentle, effective, and non-invasive
  • Concussion-specific treatment and monitoring systems
  • An extensive network of allied health professionals for quick referrals
  • Accessible office hours that minimize work and time conflicts
  • Pediatric, prenatal, and infant specialized doctors for family care

Contact us today to set up an appointment and see how we can help!

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