Dr. Mansour Hossein DC, Auto injury chiropractor- Portland Oregon offer specialized treatments through Integrity Chiropractic Clinic with over 15 years of experience.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than three million people are injured each year in vehicle accidents across the country, But what about Portland?
Car collusions are the main cause of injury in state of Oregon. The highest number of crashes was recorded in 2016, compared to previous years with 55,156 crashes. This number indicates a significant increase in the number of auto crashes from 2007 to 2015, which was less than 50,000. Cases of personal injuries and deaths recorded also increased from 41,754 and 445 in 2015 to 44,628 and 498 in 2016 respectively.
As the largest city in the state of Oregon, Portland has its own statistics for auto accidents. In 2012, there were 11,685 total accidents in the city of Portland. Out of these accidents, 7,956 people were injured.
Back Injury After Car Accident
After Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), Back injury is the most common injury after car accident. The human body and spine are not designed to sustain heavy impact, and back injuries are a common result of car accidents. Back injuries may be delayed in showing up after an accident. The pain and disability from a serious back injury can be painful and long term.
When car accident injuries are left untreated, they often lead to chronic pain and the potential for increased degenerative changes in the joints of the body.
All insured drivers in the State of Oregon have benefits which cover chiropractic and massage therapy for injuries sustained in a car collision. Auto insurance usually covers 100% of the medical bills associated with visiting a car accident chiropractor in Portland regardless of fault in the accident.
Common symptoms of injuries following an auto accident in Portland include whiplash, neck pain, back pain, headaches, dizziness, muscle spasm and stiffness, numbness, tingling, sleep and concentration difficulties, irritability and memory loss. Visiting a chiropractic clinic is often the first choice in relieving the pain when an auto accident injury occurs because your Auto Accident Chiropractic Care in Portland will specialize in the fundamentals of joint and soft tissue healing using spinal manipulation and physical therapy modalities.
What Is Oregon PIP Insurance?
Personal Injury Protection(PIP), is motor vehicle insurance coverage that pays medical expenses for individuals injured in an auto accident, regardless of who is at fault. This coverage is also known as no-fault Personal Injury Protection.
Who PIP Insurance Covers
PIP covers all occupants of the car, both driver and passengers, and pedestrians or cyclists hit by a car. Even if pedestrians and cyclists don’t carry PIP coverage themselves, the driver’s PIP insurance should pay medical bills resulting from the accident.
It is mandatory for drivers in the state of Oregon to carry PIP insurance. Medical bills including chiropractic care are charged first to the PIP insurance carrier, and when that coverage is exhausted, to an individual’s health care plan. Oregon drivers may elect to carry PIP insurance, although it is not mandatory to do so.
If you’ve been through a accident in your car or at work, don’t delay. Not treating your car injury can have very serious health consequences.
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