Chiropractic Care for an Auto Accident Injury
Auto accidents can be traumatic, and you may not always experience physical repercussions at first. Pain may occur weeks or even years after due to sustained injuries. These may be because of disc compression, scar tissue, ligament problems, and other injuries. Treating them as soon as possible is the best course of action, but the healing hands at Pioneer Chiropractic & Wellness can restore mobility and relieve pain years after an auto accident injury in Portland. If you’re suffering, it’s never too late to start on the road to recovery.
How does an auto accident affect your body?
There are some major complications that can occur during and after an accident. Accidents don’t have to occur at a high rate of speed to cause damage either. Even an impact at 2 – 3 miles an hour is enough to cause injuries. Bodily injury caused by an auto accident typically falls into two categories:
- Whip-Lash Injuries: Whiplash causes the body to be whipped backward, then forwards, at high speeds. This can cause a number of problems including ligament tears, disc compression, headaches, range-of-motion problems, and more. These may not present immediately, but slowly become worse.
- Chronic Auto Injuries: Chronic injuries are often attributed to time or feel like they, “have always been there.” These occur when injuries due to car accidents go untreated. They may involve rotational problems, compressed discs, scar tissue build-up that puts pressure on areas or hampers the elasticity of a ligament, and more.
Recover with Chiropractic Care
We always perform a full examination and medical history before beginning treatment. Dr. McBride may also have X-rays taken in order to identify any internal damage that may have occurred and view areas a routine examination cannot illuminate. Depending on your condition and the nature of the damage there are a variety of treatment methods that may be applied. Treating auto accident injuries frequently involves spinal manipulation, stretching regimes, physical therapy, deep tissue massage, and additional treatments.
We’ll identify the right combination of therapies to provide the lasting relief you’ve been seeking and help your body to heal from the inside. Methods may be used to restore neural pathways, break down scar tissue, restore range of motion, and help you regain lost functionality while reducing or eliminating associated pain.
Contact us to schedule your next appointment.
It’s never too late to seek treatment. We work with patients who’ve just been in an accident, and patients who have been in pain for decades. Healing is a process, and it just takes a phone call to get it started. Call or contact us today to schedule your first appointment.