Arthritis After Auto Accidents

Chronic pain after an auto accident can significantly affect your quality of life, be it in the neck or the back. Our Aloha and Beaverton chiropractors meet patients daily who have experienced a whiplash injury after an auto accident, and show signs of degenerative joint disease, also called osteoarthritis. A whiplash injury is defined as the range of injuries and distortion in the neck that typically occurs in a rear-end car accident. Recent studies suggest that chiropractic care can help reduce painful effects of whiplash injuries and prevent chronic symptoms.

The longitudinal and transverse ligaments and the facet capsules in the neck are highly sensitive, even to minor traumas, they can be easily stretched or torn during an auto injury. Scientific studies performed on six cadaver spines suggest that the violent stretching or weakening of ligaments might result in sub failure injuries to the ligament, compressing the joint tissue. This results in pain and inflammation which may lead to degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis) in the neck.

At First Choice Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Aloha and Beaverton, we have got a team of skilled and experienced chiropractors who know what sort of chiropractic care to provide to patients with whiplash injuries and osteoarthritis in the neck. A research study suggests that almost 73% people looking to eliminate their pain related problems found chiropractic care to be helpful.

We understand the science behind the whiplash auto injuries and we would not only provide you with chiropractic care but we will show you how to combine effective chiropractic treatments with therapeutic exercises to eliminate the pain in your neck. What most patients are unaware of is that most of the cases including neck pain can be cured without surgery.

If you have ever been in a car accident in Aloha or Beaverton and you suspect you might have neck osteoarthritis or whiplash, or you feel inflammation in your neck ligaments, we strongly advise you to come visit our Aloha and Beaverton chiropractors. We can significantly help you reduce and even eliminate the pain.

December 23, 2013
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Sunita Bhasin