Your Portland Auto Injury Chiropractor
At Associated Physicians Inc., our chiropractors understand the serious nature of auto accident injuries. This is why we take pride in managing them thoroughly and with great sensitivity.
Our office has strong relationships with local urgent care centers, orthopedists, neurologists, MRI facilities, and physical therapists to bring you the best and most complete care for acute trauma injuries caused by car accidents.
Here, you can count on careful analysis, diagnosis, and treatment of various complications of whiplash and soft tissue injuries.
With the combined efforts of massage therapists and chiropractors, Associated Physicians has helped thousands of Portland residents heal from auto accident injuries.
But it’s important to act quickly to avoid permanent disability. After receiving immediate treatment from an emergency room or urgent care center, contact our care team as soon as possible so we can prevent deeper issues from developing.
What Happens to Your Body that Causes Whiplash After a Car Accident?
Whiplash is notorious for “sneaking up” on people. In fact, most car accident victims don’t realize they have an issue until two or three days after the collision.
The reason for this delay is due to the time it takes for the inflammation of the small tears in the affected ligaments and muscles to build up and cause pain. When the fragile ligaments that support the neck are wounded, the muscles tighten in response.
Though this doesn’t feel pleasant, it’s the muscles’ way of protecting the damaged area further trauma.
Early indicators of whiplash include:
- Blurred Vision
- Shoulder Pain
- Reduced-Range of Motion in Neck and Shoulders
The importance of maintaining normal ranges of motion and spinal alignment
Even if you’ve received urgent care for your car accident injury, during the weeks following the accident, it’s critical to move normally and keep the spine in proper alignment.
If not done properly, scar tissue can limit the long-term mobility of the injured area. The ultimate consequence of not seeking chiropractic care for whiplash is spinal degeneration that only becomes harder to reverse as time goes on.
The good news is that by treating the injury with precise, detailed chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and a variety of exercises, your body is able to rebuild itself over time.
Our methods alleviate the pain, stiffness, disc degeneration, and pinched nerves that keep you from moving through life as usual. Let us help you move away from discomfort and into rebuilding your health.
We bring good news to a bad situation. Call today to start healing.
Contact our office today for an appointment. Our office is conveniently located near Mall 205, has plenty of free, off-street parking and is easily visible from Southeast Division Street. We also work with most Oregon attorneys and insurance providers for your convenience.