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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS TO MEDICAL CARE after an Auto Accident or On-the-Job Injury

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

If you should find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a work injury or an auto accident, you may not know your options for treatment. Many are under the false belief that they first have to hire an attorney, or perhaps dread filing a claim due to the unknown ramifications. It is our hope to eradicate some of these misconceptions and fears, and educate you on your rights and treatment…

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A Comprehensive, Healing Approach to Auto-Injuries

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

4 minute read. Even seemingly minor, low speed auto accidents can lead to painful long-term conditions of the body and brain when not treated properly. It has been proven that post-auto accident care is most effective when ALL aspects of your health are addressed. At Hosmer Chiropractic Health, we offer chiropractic, naturopathic, nutritional therapy, physical rehabilitation and massage therapy services.  We use a phased approach to treating accident-related injuries that…

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Dr. Justin Jelen Becomes Certified in Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Did you know that over three million whiplash injuries occur each year resulting from motor vehicle crashes? Of these whiplash injuries, 500,000 people will develop chronic pain, and up to 300,000 will have some degree of disability. Apart from the effect on health, there’s a significant cost to society. Approximately $43 billion of total annual HARM is attributable to whiplash and related injuries. (HARM is a metric for quantifying the…

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The “Independent” Medical Examination

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Approx. 7 minute read. This is a feature blog written by Emily Crocker at Gatti Law Firm for Hosmer Chiropractic Health. What is Personal Injury Protection? The chance of suffering spinal and other injuries in an automobile accident is very high. Because of this, the Oregon Legislature has declared that all private auto insurance policies must include a provision for Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) benefits. This includes a legal minimum…

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The 10 Things To Know After An Accident

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Have you been in an auto accident recently? You can be seeking medical treatment–today–at no additional cost to you. The coverage for your medical expenses is provided by your auto insurance and is called Personal Injury Protection. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) entitles you to a minimum of $15,000 in expenses for all insured drivers in the state of Oregon. If you have never heard of this benefit before, you’re not…

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A Quick Guide to Effective Chiropractic Whiplash Treatment

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

If you’ve done a couple of Internet searches on whiplash treatment, then you’ve no doubt seen all kinds of advice already. Some specialists will simply recommend ice, painkillers and taking it easy until the symptoms go away. Others will jump straight to recommending a chiropractic adjustment, massage, physical therapy, or even muscle relaxants for more serious pain. So what’s the best approach and why? The answer—which may seem frustrating at…

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Do You Have Whiplash?

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Worried about whiplash? Check for these 5 common symptoms: Energy / mood disturbances Unexplained aches & weaknesses Neck pain or stiffness Headaches Pain radiating down your arm Sometimes you know immediately. When you try to turn or tilt your head, your neck screams, “stop!” Other times, you’re unsure. “That was not good,” you might think as you rub your neck. But you feel okay now. So is there any need…

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