Motor Vehicle Accidents
Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident?
Inspired Health Acupuncturists can help you recover!
Driving in Central Oregon can be treacherous. If you have been in a car accident, you should seek medical treatment immediately.
There are multiple reasons that you should seek care right away after a car accident.
First and foremost, your health depends on it. From a Chinese Medicine perspective, a motor vehicle accident can cause trauma and trauma can cause blood stagnation. Blood stagnation causes pain. The quicker we move the blood, the less likely you will have chronic pain from the injury. Once the injury sets in, it can take longer and become more challenging to treat.
The second reason is that your personal injury case depends on you seeking care right away. In order for you to get coverage for care, you will need documentation from your care providers that you are injured and that you indeed need care. When you put off getting medical care your insurance company and the jury will be less likely to believe that you are actually injured to the extent you say you are.
By law, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) must be included in all Oregon auto insurance and in most cases you are entitled to PIP benefits no matter who was at fault. Your PIP may cover at least $15,000 towards alternative health care treatments including Acupuncture.
Please be aware that you may not feel pain right away. Often times patients start to experience symptoms a few days after the accident.
Common symptoms after a motor vehicle accident include:
- Neck / Shoulder pain and stiffness
- Low back pain
- Sensations such as burning or “pins and needles”
- Pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand
- Poor sleep
- Difficulty with concentration or memory
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurred vision
Acupuncture helps by releasing endorphins in the brain that block the transmission of pain signals. This helps to reduce inflammation, calm the nervous system, relax the body and stimulate the healing process.
It is often overlooked and important to note that a motor vehicle accident not only can cause physical trauma but can also have an emotional impact that can present as insomnia, depression, fatigue and or brain fog.
We combine Acupuncture on an infrared BIOMAT with Naturopathic Medicine to reduce pain and inflammation and restore balance to your system.
We recommend that you visit us as soon as possible after an Oregon motor vehicle accident.