Auto Injury Recovery- Transform Your Experience

LGBTQI2S Community and Car Accidents​

When you’ve been in a car accident that’s only left a few scratches on your vehicle, you may wonder whether the impact was great enough to justify a doctor visit. You may also feel wary of the medical system as a queer or othered bodied person. Since half of all whiplash cases occur when there’s no damage to the involved vehicle, it’s definitely worth seeking treatment. Especially when Personal Injury Protection is included in your car insurance, positioning you to access up to $15,000 in medical care!

LGBTQ+ Community and Car Accidents

Car accidents cause pain and disrupt lives–and if you are queer, trans, or non-comforming, there are additional complexities. You might have felt unsafe or misunderstood by the other driver, on-scene authorities, your insurance company, or the car rental agency. We can help. We are a queer/trans- and body- affirming clinic with a welcoming community feel. We are conveniently located in the NE Broadway district with parking for cars and bikes, and easy access to public transportation. Give us a call!​

Auto Injury Recovery!

Othered Bodies!​

Walking into a healthcare clinic can be intimidating in the best of circumstances. For those of us who don’t fit in, needing care can cause anxiety and avoidance.

We’ve all had experiences with providers, ranging from well-meaning doctors who don’t understand the nuance of our communities to judgmental or dismissive providers who couldn’t see past your presentation, pronoun or job title to really listen.​

When we need healthcare where do we go?

Asha is a welcoming, affirming, and community-minded place for all bodies. Our practitioners strongly believe in an integrated, team approach to healthcare.  We offer chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, counseling and more.

Every patient deserves to be comfortable in their body and get the best out of life.

https://www.ashapdx.com/welcome

Queer Community and Car Accidents

Your Story
Every patient has the potential to be out of pain, have better movement and get the best out of life. By combining an affirming and supportive environment for our patients with an individualized care plan, we are able to give the patients their highest quality of life, the skills to stay that way and a community of practitioners to rely on.

Should You See a Health Care Provider?
The short answer is yes.

Every patient has the potential to be out of pain, have better movement and get the best out of life. By combining an affirming and supportive environment for our patients with an individualized care plan, we are able to give the patients their highest quality of life, the skills to stay that way and a community of practitioners to rely on.

Transform Your Experience
Car accidents coupled with medical care can be a very traumatic and triggering experience for queer and trans folx as well as people with othered bodies. Visiting and seeking treatment from queer doctors with trauma informed practices can change a hard experience to an affirming one.

FAQ

Yes. Even if the accident was low-impact, or your car sustained just a few scratches, you should be evaluated for injury. Don’t let a small injury go untreated or turn into a larger chronic issue down the road.
Even if you are not sure if you have been injured, it is worth being evaluated by a medical provider. Half of all whiplash cases occur when there’s no damage to the vehicle. Additionally, previous injuries or chronic conditions can be activated by car accidents, so it’s important to be evaluated by a medical provider even after a minor fender-bender.

Oregon car insurance will cover your treatment with our licensed practitioners:

  • Chiropractic
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage Therapy
  • Exercise Therapy

If you have car insurance from a different state, you will generally be covered; our office will contact your insurance company to find out. All Oregon plans and many out of state plans include Personal Injury Protection. This means that you typically can access up to $15,000 in medical care!

We suggest you have your initial evaluation (intake appointment) with one of our chiropractors. Our office also has three naturopaths who are qualified to do intake appointments. The doctor who provides your intake will evaluate your injuries, provide treatment as needed, and make any recommendations for additional care. This doctor will also oversee your case going forward, help coordinate with any additional providers, and create a treatment schedule that will work for you.

If you’ve experienced a car accident, it’s critical not to downplay any pain or discomfort you may experience.
The most common injuries we see:

  • Neck and head pain/whiplash
  • Upper back and shoulder pain
  • Chest pain from the seatbelt
  • Low back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Wrist and elbow pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Numbness, tingling or weakness
  • Sleep issues from pain and/or trauma
  • Anxiety with driving