Car & Bike Accidents

At Montavilla Community Acupuncture, we focus on bike and auto injury evaluations, treatment and rehabilitation. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine offer effective treatment for the complicated injuries sustained in auto accidents.

7 ways Montavilla Community Acupuncture can help you after a car accident:

• Reduce your pain and muscle spasms
• Speed up your recovery
• Prevent re-injury
• Reduce inflammation
• Reduce stress and anxiety
• Manage your insurance billing
• Provide a strong referral network for you to aid your recovery

Things you should know if you’ve been in an accident (as the driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist):

You have the right to 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 aware that there are some medical 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 an experienced personal injury attorney before attending the exam. We can refer you to personal injury lawyers that we consider both experienced and reputable.

The important thing to remember is the fact that these benefits are yours. You pay a lot of money for your auto insurance and you have the right to use these benefits to heal from your injuries. Don’t let insurance people or adjusters determine for you what you need to do to recover from the accident. 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 will work with you so that you are covered – with care here at our clinic as well as the referrals you may need for other medical and/or legal care.

Finally, after a car accident, any type of body ache or pain can be an indication that an area has suffered damage.

Common symptoms after an auto or bicycle accident include:

• Neck / Shoulder pain and stiffness
• Headaches
• Low back pain
• Sensations such as burning or “pins and needles”
• Irritability
• Poor sleep
• Fatigue
• Difficulty with concentration or memory
• Depression
• Dizziness / Light-headedness
• Pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand
• Ringing in the ears
• Blurred vision
The most common observation among auto injury cases is that many did not seek immediate clinical attention only to see the condition get worse. It is a misconception that only high-speed accidents cause damage. Low speed accidents also cause damage to the body that can result in lifelong problems if not corrected. Consider that many injuries take days, weeks, or even months to appear.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 503-467-4127.