I have seen several patients recently who have suffered auto accident injuries. As I’ve helped these patients overcome their injuries and navigate their insurance claims, it has become apparent to me that many people don’t know what their rights are when they have been injured in an accident.
Know your rights:
By law, every Oregon auto insurance policy has Personal Injury Protection, which covers medical expenses
You are covered by personal injury protection regardless of who is at fault.
- Your medical expenses are covered by your Personal Injury Protection for up to 1 year after the date of your auto accident.
Listen to your body:
Common symptoms from auto injuries include:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arms or legs
- Memory loss
- Ringing in your ears
- Blurry vision
If you were recently involved in an auto accident in Beaverton OR or surronding areas, contact us to make an appointment and start healing now.
Yours in health,
Almost daily I hear my patients tell me “I hold all my stress up here” as they point to the tops of their shoulders. In today’s world of office chairs and overstuffed sofas, this condition is all-to-common and can lead to a number of other health issues such as headaches, shoulder pain, and numbness in the arms and hands if it is left untreated.
In the late 1970’s, Dr. Vladimir Janda defined this condition as the Upper Crossed Syndrome. It is not a disease, but a cluster of symptoms commonly found in people who have pain and tightness in their upper shoulders. It is called a crossed syndrome because the tightness in the shoulders is accompanied by tightness in the chest. Conversely, the muscles in front of your neck as well as those around your shoulder blades become weak. Click here
for a good visual demonstration of this.
While stress is a big contributor to upper crossed syndrome, posture is the worst culprit. This is good news because posture can change and its ill effects can be treated. Read here
for some great exercises to ease your postural strain.
For more ideas and an individualized exercise plan, contact us
to set up an appointment.
Yours in health,