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First of all, if you have been injured in a car accident you will need to fill out a form from your auto insurance company called a PIP application. PIP stands for Personal Injury Protection. This form allows the insurance company to see if your pain is related to the car accident. Second, you will need your chart notes to confirm that you have injuries from the accident. The notes we take in our clinic are very detailed and will document where your injures are and how they are related to the accident.
Third... the amount of time you are covered by your insurance depends on a few factors. These are listed below....

- you are covered for all accident related injuries.

- you are covered for up to $10,000 in medical bills if you have a PIP insurance policy in Washington State (this is through your own car insurance company)

- you are covered up to $25,000 from the at-fault person's insurance (the person who caused the accident). This assumes that they have car insurance.

- if the person who hit you did not have car insurance, then your own insurance company should cover your bills through something called "uninsured motorist" coverage. You have to prove the other driver who hit you did not have car insurance for this to take place.

- you are covered until your insurance company gets a second opinion from a different doctor of their choosing to evaluate if you are still injured from the car accident. These types of doctor visits are called an IME or Independent Medical Examination. In my experience (after 20 years in practice), when your insurance company picks a doctor for you to go see for an IME, that doctor always says you are all better and no more treatment is required. Sometimes your insurance company never asks for you to go to an IME doctor but sometimes it can be as quick as a few months post-accident.

If you feel you have been mistreated by your insurance company, make a formal complaint to your local State Insurance Commissioner. They can often help you. Or, just talk to a personal injury lawyer.

If you need help with figuring out your auto insurance or health insurance coverage, please give our office a call, we can help you.


Dr. Wade Burbank, Chiropractor *
6403 NE 117th Ave #108
Vancouver WA 98662
ph 360-567-1739

www.chiropractorvancouverwa.com

*20 year specialist in treating car accident injuries, work place injuries, and neck and back pain.
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Study suggests Vitamin D deficiency can be a contributing factor in chronic muscle pain. Click link below for the study.  Sunlight is good for you! This is the truth despite the false fear that sunscreen manufactures instill on television commercials.  Your body needs Vitamin D but it can't make it without direct sunlight hitting your skin. You body converts cholesterol + sunlight into Vitamin D in the skin which then seeps into your blood stream. Vitamin D is needed for calcium homeostasis, proper immunity and muscle function.  Even keeping cancer away is partly dependent on Vitamin D. Do your back pain a favor and get some sun. At least take a Vitamin D supplement during the winter months if your area gets little winter sun.  I personally take at least 5000 IU/day of vitamin D during the winter months.

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/31/39/13728.full

http://vitamind.mercola.com/   <------ more info about Vitamin D

Call for your free consultation if you suffer with recurring back pain. Call today to start your journey to a healthy life. Most insurance helps cover the costs of treatment.

Dr. Wade Burbank, Chiropractor *
6403 NE 117th Ave #108
Vancouver WA 98662
ph 360-567-1739

 www.chiropractorvancouverwa.com

 *20 year specialist in treating car accident injuries, work place injuries, and neck and back pain.
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You need your spinal muscles to hold your posture. Posture muscles usually function without any thought. You do not need to think about balancing your body when you walk or bend, but if your postural muscles are weak you easily can hurt your back doing simple things like bending to pick up a shoe off the floor. You may need special training to help strengthen your postural spinal muscles to avoid recurring back pain.  Be careful when starting an exercise program. Doing the wrong exercise with a painful back may result in increased pain and spasm. 

Call for your free consultation if you suffer with recurring back pain. Call today to start your journey to a healthy life. Most insurance helps cover the costs of treatment.

Dr. Wade Burbank, Chiropractor *
6403 NE 117th Ave #108
Vancouver WA 98662
ph 360-567-1739

 www.chiropractorvancouverwa.com

 *20 year specialist in treating car accident injuries, work place injuries, and neck and back pain.
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68esuJ2gqd4  <--click here for video

Call our office today at (360) 567-1739 for a free consultation about how you can recover from back pain, neck pain, hip pain, sciatic pain, neuropathy and much more.

Dr. Wade Burbank, Chiropractor *
6403 NE 117th Ave #108
Vancouver, WA 98662
 ph. 360-567-1739

www.chiropractorvancouverwa.com

*20 year specialist in treating car accident injuries, work place injuries, and neck and back pain.
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Chiropractor Vancouver WA -  Most insurance will cover chiropractic services and in most cases, no referral is needed by any doctor.  Auto insurance covers Chiropractic 100% for those injured in an auto accident. No referral required. Workers Compensation covers chiropractic services 100% for open claims. No referral required. There are no copays or deductibles for auto accident and work injury claims.

Medicare covers chiropractic adjustments. Medicaid (Applecare in WA State) covers chiropractic adjustments for kids under 20 years old. Veterans insurance covers chiropractic (with a referral from your Veterans Affairs doctor).  Major medical insurance through your employer covers chiropractic too. There is no referral needed with regular health insurance to see a chiropractor. Generally, there are deductibles and copays involved with health insurance through. Copays average from $10 to $30 per treatment.

You can call the phone number on the back of your insurance card and ask what your chiropractic benefit is.

Or

Call us and we can call your insurance company for you to determine what chiropractic coverage you have. Our office manager does this all the time for our patients. Your first consultation is free. Call now.

Dr. Wade Burbank, Chiropractor *
6403 NE 117th Ave #108
Vancouver WA 98662
ph 360-567-1739

 www.chiropractorvancouverwa.com

 *20 year specialist in treating car accident injuries, work place injuries, and neck and back pain.
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A spine in motion is a healthy spine. Spinal flexibility is achieved through motion assisted spinal adjusting with the help of a specialized chiropractic adjusting table known as a Leander Table. Here is a youtube video explaining the techniques employed by a Leander Table doctor. Bulging and herniated discs can be helped too. Bring in your MRI scan for a free MRI review by Dr. Burbank.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_gT6Pxm2_g  <----  or click here for the video

Here is our Leander Table:

Call today for your free consultation to see if Leander Table technique can help with your back pain or neck pain.

Dr. Wade Burbank, Chiropractor * and Leander Table Technique doctor
6403 NE 117th Ave #108
Vancouver WA 98662
ph 360-567-1739

www.chiropractorvancouverwa.com

*20 year specialist in treating car accident injuries, work place injuries, and neck and back pain.


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If your back pain is due to weak muscles that easily get injured over and over, then these type of exercise my help you. Prior spinal injuries is a predictor of future spinal pain often because muscle and ligaments heal too weak and too tight.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX3vbuJLmJA  <--- click here for the video

Call us today if you need help with your back pain or neck pain. The first consultation is free.

Dr. Wade Burbank, Chiropractor *
6403 NE 117th Ave #108
Vancouver WA 98662
ph 360-567-1739

www.chiropractorvancouverwa.com

*20 year specialist in treating car accident injuries, work place injuries, and neck and back pain.
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