Auto Accident Injury Portland OR

Auto Accident Injury treatments offered in Portland, OR

Auto Accident Injury
Auto Accident Injury services offered in Portland, OR

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.

Auto Accident Injury Q & A

What are auto accident injuries?

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:

  • Discs
  • Ligaments
  • Intervertebral joints
  • Muscles and Tendons
  • Nerve roots

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.

Is whiplash the only injury that people suffer from car accidents?

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.

How can chiropractic care help with an auto accident injury?

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.

How are auto accident injuries diagnosed?

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. 

How are auto accident injuries treated?

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: 

Physical therapy:  Your physical therapist shows you which stretching and strengthening exercises help ease whiplash pain so you can make a full recovery.

Heat and ice applications: Heat and/or cold treatments on your neck or back can help alleviate pain and inflammation.

Acupuncture: Acupuncture can help relieve tight neck and back muscles to ease pain. Your acupuncturist at Premier Care Chiropractic ensures precise placement of the needles for effective relief.

Massage therapy: Pain from an auto accident injury can travel down your arms, and you might have pain or discomfort in your shoulders or upper back. Massage therapy can loosen stiff or tense muscles, improve joint mobility and circulation throughout your body, and help you feel more calm and relaxed.

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.