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Sprains, Strains & Automobiles



Auto Injury Information

Did you know anyone involved in an auto accident in Oregon, regardless of who was at fault, is entitled to a minimum of $15,000 of personal injury protection benefits?

Oregon requires at least $15,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP), which the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) defines as reasonable and necessary costs of medical expenses for one year after a collision. (http://www.dmv.org/or-oregon/car-insurance.php)

An inconvenient fender-bender, interstate collision, or even a severely traumatic car accident can cause life-long injuries. It’s important to understand the steps to protecting yourself in the event of an auto accident.

1. Don’t admit fault: Your perception following an auto accident may be faulty, and it is best to allow time before detailing the events. Don’t admit fault to the police, other driver, or witnesses, even if you are partially to blame for the accident.

2. Seek medical attention: Adrenaline and shock may mask your symptoms immediately after the collision; several days to weeks may pass before the injuries become apparent. Contact your chiropractic physician at Weber Chiropractic to evaluate your injuries immediately. Proper healing of injuries now prevents lifelong repair.

3. Take pictures: It is smart to take pictures of the damage to your car and your bodily injuries. If you have bruises, swelling, cuts, or scrapes, a quick picture is priceless documentation when evidence is needed.

Common injuries from motor vehicle accidents include:

  • Neck, midback, or lower back muscle strain or ligamentous sprain

  • Whiplash

  • Post-traumatic headaches

  • Concussion

  • Neuritis or nerve pain

  • Rotator cuff strain/sprain

  • Hip strain/sprain

  • Disc herniation

The primary goal at Weber Chiropractic following an auto accident is to reduce the inflammation of the injured areas, allowing for pain reduction and quicker healing as part of our auto-injury treatment services. The secondary focus of treatment is repair and rehabilitation to return the patient to pre-injury status. This includes home care exercises, soft tissue massage, and myofascial release or instrument-assisted mobilization techniques with chiropractic manipulations. The treatment plans may vary depending on the type and severity of injuries. The Chiropractic physician often co-manages with physical therapists, medical doctors, or other specialists when appropriate.

Call Weber Chiropractic in Newberg, Oregon, to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan. The chiropractor will specify a treatment plan to help you recover fully from your injuries. Weber Chiropractic is located in Yamhill County, Newberg, Oregon, conveniently situated off of 99W in the same building as renowned restaurant Subterra. Call 503-538-1232 or email weberchiroclinic@gmail.com. Se habla español.

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