Auto accident injuries can cause ongoing neck and back pain if left untreated. If you develop whiplash symptoms after a car accident, visit Tim Gallucci, DC, and his colleagues at Premier Care Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon. The providers at Premier Care use proven chiropractic techniques and supplemental treatments like massage therapy and acupuncture to treat the causes of musculoskeletal pain. Call Premier Care Chiropractic or book an appointment online to benefit from their expertise in resolving your pain today.
An auto accident can cause almost any type of injury, but the most common injury caused by car accidents is whiplash.
Whiplash is injury to soft-tissues of the neck and back due to a sudden forceful back-and-forth movement of your neck. Whiplash most commonly occurs in a rear-end automobile collision. Whiplash damages structures in your neck and back, including:
Pain that results from whiplash can negatively affect normal, everyday activities. Fortunately, Premier Care Chiropractic can help treat your whiplash symptoms to restore your quality of life.
Not at all. Whiplash is the most common cluster of injuries that people experience after an accident, but it's far from the only. Other common injuries include damage to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the shoulder, hip, ankle, and TMJ.
Chiropractic care is an effective form of treatment for patients who have received injury after a car accident. The seriousness of an injury isn’t always immediately present and may show up months or even years later. The treatment at Premier Care is designed to first identify the extent of the injuries and then structure a treatment plan that will alleviate pain and restore function.
Your provider asks you a series of questions related to your auto accident injury and completes a thorough examination that includes reflexes, balance, gait, and muscle strength. They will order an MRI or X-rays to get a complete picture of your injury if necessary.
After determining the severity of your condition, they can recommend the best treatment approach to relieve your pain.
Treating musculoskeletal pain from auto accident injuries at Premier Care Chiropractic typically begins with making adjustments to the joint’s alignment where necessary. This ensures all parts of the joint are in the correct position and moving properly, which can often relieve pain very quickly.
Additional modalities that help speed up the healing process are:
Most patients respond well to these treatments, which offer a long-lasting solution to musculoskeletal pain rather than masking it with medications.
Call Premier Care Chiropractic or book an appointment online to benefit from expert treatment for auto accident injuries today.