Acupuncture and Car Accidents
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for the complicated injuries sustained in auto accidents. With accurate diagnosis and assessment our acupuncturists can steer the course for your quick and complete recovery.
8 Things Inner Gate Acupuncture Does For You After A Car Accident:
•Reduce your pain and muscle spasms
•Speed up your recovery
•Re-establish stability and strength in damaged joints and tendons
•Reduce stress and anxiety
•Manage your insurance billing
•Provide a strong referral network for you
•Offer Saturday and evening appointments
If you have been in an automobile collision or car accident (as the driver, passenger, pedestrian or while on a bicycle), there are certain things you should know:
You can see the medical provider of your choice, including acupuncturists. In Oregon, all drivers carry $15,000 of medical coverage to be used in your recovery. Even if the accident was your fault you still have this coverage. Be wary of clinics that bill too much too fast, they can exhaust your benefits too quickly.
Your bills are paid by your insurance company. You are not responsible for any out of pocket expenses. All of the treatments that you receive are completely covered by your insurance company. The clinic will verify your benefits and the status of your claim before beginning treatment.
The insurance company may want you to see one of their doctors for a second opinion. If this happens it is important that you talk with a experienced personal injury attorney before attending the exam. We have several personal injury lawyers who are both experienced and reputable that we can refer you to.
The important thing to remember is these benefits are yours. You pay a lot of money for your insurance and you have the right to use these benefits to heal from your injuries. Don’t let insurance people or adjustors frighten you away from getting better.
Oregon has mandated that you, and all passengers in your car, have up to $15,000 each to cover any medical bills resulting from the car accident.
We can refer you to the best lawyers and medical providers available here in the Portland area. We have a trusted community to serve all your needs.
Common symptoms resulting from a car accident:
•Neck / Shoulder pain and stiffness
•Low back pain
At our Portland acupuncture clinic we use Chinese medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage to help you recovery quickly. While acupuncture alone is great for relieving pain and reducing inflammation, the addition of tuina massage helps restore proper range of motion to damaged joints. Furthermore, herbal medicines can quicken the healing process and stop pain by reducing inflammation, promoting blood circulation and relaxing muscles and tendons.
If you need additional work beyond acupuncture, Inner Gate Acupuncture has a strong network of health care providers—Chiropractors, Licensed Massage Therapists, M.D.s—that we can refer you to. To find out more information about this you can ask Erik Isaacman, Oliver Leonetti, Casey McGuire or Tanya zhu directly.