Beaverton & Aloha Chiropractor offers Award Winning Treatment and helps treat many people hurt in auto accidents. We have two offices: Beaverton & Aloha Chiropractor works with Salem & Keizer Chiropractor with offices in the Salem Keizer area. Many people commonly suffer from whiplash injuries of the neck, upper back and low back due to auto accidents. Beaverton Aloha Chiropractors practicing out of First Choice Chiropractic & Rehabilitation specialize in auto and work injuries. Aloha Beaverton Chiropractors offer chiropractic treatments, physical therapy and massage. Let’s go over what can happen after a car crash and the common symptoms associated with a whiplash injury.
Mechanism of Injury:
When a vehicle crashes into you when you are sitting in a car, there is a transfer of the forces from the vehicle that crashed into you, and that force gets transferred to your body. Even though there may be minimal damage to the vehicle, your neck and back can get significant shearing, bending, and compressive forces transferred to your neck and back. These compressive, shearing, and tearing forces commonly cause damage/ micro tearing to the muscles, ligaments, facets, discs, facet joints, joint capsules of the spine. This can lead to significant injury to your neck and back causing significant pain in the neck and back, with radiating numbness, tingling, and difficulty with memory and brain injury/dysfunction. People may be commonly anxious, have headaches, difficulty sleeping, and performing their day to day household duties and other activities. Activities that were once common place and pain free can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, and lead to loss of enjoyment of life. This is particularly difficult if you are the main bread winner of the family and have to support and provide for the family.
After a car crash many people initially go to a hospital ER, or Urgent Care facility. Many times the patient is not even seen by a doctor, but a Nurse or Physician Assistant. The patient is given pain pills consisting of Vicodin, Flexeril, or other narcotics, muscle relaxors, NSAIDS. Many times people are told to follow up with their Chiropractor if the pain persists. Sometimes the Doctor, or Nurse states that the pain should get better, but if it doesn’t to follow up with their PCP (Primary Care Provider). If the injured person does follow up the PCP, their PCP will follow up with more pain medicines, and perhaps Physical Therapy. Although pain medication offers some benefit on a temporary basis, chronic use of pain medication can cause significant injury and damage to the liver, stomach, kidney or other organ functions.These drugs can lead to other side-effects that are far more devastating, specifically with chronic & long term use. It is well known that chronic and long term use of NSAIDS, Vicodin and other pain medications can lead to toxicity and possible organ failure and at times even death if the immune system is compromised.
If the condition is simply treated with drugs without actually correcting the problem this can lead to arthritis, degenerative joint disease, other chronic spinal conditions and chronic pain. Chiropractic therapy is the treatment of choice for these kinds of injuries. Aloha & Beaverton Chiropractor located in First Choice Chiropractic & Rehabilitation provides a comprehensive approach offering Chiropractic treatments, physical therapy and massageunder one roof. We have been helping people for over 25 years, and get excellent results.
If you have been hurt in a car accident, or have a work injury call Aloha Beaverton Chiropractor today! We will do everything we can to help you not only get rid of the pain and help you correct the underlying cause of the problem so that your spinal condition does not become chronic leading to arthritis, or dengerative joint disease. We also take care of all of the insurance billing and insurance headaches so that you can focus on getting better.
We offer chiropractic treatment, physical therapy and massage under one roof. We have been helping people for over 25 years, and get excellent results.
Auto Injuries are usually covered 100% by the auto insurance PIP (personal injury protection). Don’t suffer, call us today! In the Aloha Beaverton area: call (503) 642-2845. Or visit us at: www.autoinjuryhelpnow.com. We also have an office in Salem Keizer area. In Salem Keizer call: (503) 390-1552. Or visit us at: www.salemautoinjurychiropractor.com