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Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Claims

& Using Massage Therapy as a part of your integrative recovery

If you have been in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) in Oregon either as a pedestrian, driver, passenger or bicyclist you may be entitled to, massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture treatment and physiotherapy. Most auto insurance companies have what is called (PIP) personal injury protection. This means that your medical bills will be paid at 100%. In Oregon, the amount covered under the personal injury protection (for reasonable and necessary medical, dental and other expenses one year after a crash), is generally up to $15,000. Massage therapy is often covered at 100% by auto insurances as part of your injury recovery treatment plan from an auto accident, no matter who was at fault. I will take care of all the billings to the insurance company for your treatments so you can focus on healing and regaining your balanced lifestyle. Your primary physician, chiropractor, or physical therapist may prescribe or recommend massage therapy as part of your integrative recovery plan. Massage Therapy can often address many of the soft tissue injuries commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents and is very successful in reducing the stress and anxiety often experienced after such traumatic events.

Injuries sustained from car accidents are very common and if not treated immediately may have long lasting and sometimes debilitating effects on the body and mind. These injuries often result in an inability to perform daily activities, and may cause drops in productivity levels or missed days at work. In many cases, these injuries surface slowly and very subtly and this is why it is important for you to seek medical evaluation from your physician as soon as possible even if the seriousness of your injuries seems minor.

Here are some common symptoms one may experience after being in a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) :

  • Neck or shoulder pain and stiffness
  • Whiplash
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Joint Pain and Stiffness
  • Ringing in the ears or ear pain
  • Irritability
  • Poor sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty with concentration or memory
  • Depression
  • Pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand
  • Sensations such as burning or pins and needles
  • Chronic Aches, Pains, and Numbness
  • Reduced Range of Motion 

What you need to do before arriving at your first Massage Appointment for (MVA)

  •      Talk to your primary physician or chiropractor about establishing a massage treatment plan.
  •      Request a written prescription for massage therapy from your chiropractor or primary                  physician.
  •      Gather the following information from your auto insurance representative 

    - name, address, and phone number of your insurance carrier

    - accident claim number

    - adjustor's name, office phone and fax number

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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