Why See A Portland Auto Injury Treatment Specialist Today?

Your body has been through a lot, and unfortunately, it can’t always heal itself from the forces of an auto accident. Don’t count on your pain simply disappearing “in time,” and don’t assume that heat and ice or painkillers can provide the therapeutic power you need. Whether your pain is mild or agonizing, it’s time to see a spine and soft tissue specialist to get help right away.

What Is Whiplash?

Many mistakenly categorize whiplash as a minor injury, but that’s far from the truth

Whiplash occurs when your body is traveling at a certain speed within the car and then comes to a slamming halt. The forces placed on your neck and spine cause it to whip back and forth rapidly. Because all the impact is absorbed by the neck and spine, whiplash frequently causes muscle and ligaments to tear, spinal joints to impact and become inflamed, or worst of all, nerve and spinal cord damage. You may notice sharp neck pain or stiffness, shoulder pain, soft tissue swelling, blurred vision, dizziness, and much more.[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]Dr. Jay Han[/ezcol_1half_end]

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What Other Common Symptoms Accompany Car Accidents?

    Pins and needles
    Pain or soreness in the arms
    Lower back pain
    Anxiety or depression
While such symptoms might seem totally unrelated, we frequently see a great deal of emotional distress accompanying car wrecks. If you are feeling any of these symptoms following an accident, seek help right away.

Expert witness testimony for personal injury cases

Dr. Jay Han specializes in auto accident injuries that are in litigation.

Working with Insurance

Dr. Jay Han works with many types of insurance. Our office can counsel you on how to file a personal injury claim.

Personal injury protection (PIP) coverage is mandatory for nearly all auto insurance policies. With PIP coverage in place, you and all the passengers in the car are insured regardless of whose is at fault for an accident. It also covers you if you are a pedestrian or a cyclist. PIP insurance covers medical expenses and lost wages and will pay for your care of injuries, including costs and co-pays for chiropractic care, out-of-pocket prescription costs, or other similar costs.

How Should You Treat Car Accident Injuries

While your family physician can help with acute treatment, they often can’t provide the long-term healing a chiropractor can. Moreover, a number of studies show that when the body is in pain, it cannot heal itself nearly as effectively. Car accidents can generate the kind of chronic pain that’s with you for life if you don’t do something about it. Fortunately, we can offer relief and healing through treatments such as:
    Manual adjustments
    Massage therapy
    Heat and ice therapy
    Electrical stimulation
    Ultrasound therapy
Chiropractic care is important after an auto accident because if the effects go untreated, they can become a long-term problem that will continue to affect you for many years to come. In an auto accident, you may not feel the side effects right away. In fact, it may take weeks or even months to notice the full effect of the accident.

Even if you had a minor auto accident, you will want to see a chiropractor to ensure that everything is still aligned. If you are feeling any pain, we at Portland Chiropractic Specialists will work with you to take the necessary steps to help you feel better.

If you have any questions about the services that we provide our patients, please contact us today at (503) 334-7943.