Top Three Reasons Why You Need to See a Beaverton Chiropractor after an Auto Accident


If you’ve been involved in an automobile accident, it’s important to make sure that any injuries are taken care of immediately. While you might be able to easily tell if you have a broken bone or laceration, some internal injuries are less obvious. In fact, you might not even feel the immediate effects of these injuries. The pain of whiplash and soft tissue injuries might not show up until hours or even several days following your auto accident. A Beaverton chiropractor will be able to evaluate your injuries and prescribe a treatment plan to help with your recovery.

Whiplash and Neck Strain Injuries

The forces involved in an auto collision can result in a whiplash injury. Whiplash is a neck injury that is caused by a rapid backward motion of your head, followed by a strong thrust forward. It can result in stretched or torn ligaments and tendons in your neck. The most common symptom of whiplash is usually neck pain, including pain when moving your head from side to side or up and down. Other symptoms include headaches, especially those radiating from the base of your skull, tenderness or tightness in your neck, and a decrease in range of motion. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2s0FKEF

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Three Techniques from a Chiropractor that Can Treat Car Accident Back Pain

Vehicular accidents can lead to various injuries, including back problems. Some patients complain of persistent back pain which affects not only their physical well-being but also their psychological welfare due to the anxiety it causes. If you’re interested but don’t know enough about chiropractic care for car accident back pain, read on and learn about the three techniques that a chiropractor can use to reduce joint inflammation and relieve back pain.

Spinal Manipulation

One of the most often used techniques for treating auto accident back injuries is spinal manipulation, also called traditional high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust. To perform this method, a chiropractor uses his hands or tools to exert a controlled and sudden force on affected joints while the body is angled in a particular manner, wherein the pressure creates a perceptible popping sound. Spinal manipulation can enhance or restore joint function which means you can move that part of your back again that you can barely shift due to pain. Furthermore, an HVLA thrust can relieve both joint inflammation and back pain. At the same time, while spinal manipulation may sound unnerving, it is considered generally safe with little to no side effects apart from a slight tenderness on the manipulated area which may last for 24 to 48 hours. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2oX6e7Q

Why You Should Consult a Chiropractor for Car Accident Back Injury Treatment

Car accidents often result in painful back injuries, especially during forceful impacts that jolt your vertebral column sideways, frontwards, or backwards. Minor back injuries can usually be treated by medication and physical therapy. However, many patients also prefer to visit a chiropractor either for complementary or alternative care. In fact, 7.7 million Americans go to chiropractors to obtain relief from persistent back pain. Here are the reasons why you would need a chiropractor for your car crash back injuries.

Complementary Care

You may want to go to a chiropractor for complementary care, which refers to using chiropractic aside from conventional medical approaches. A patient may want to use both conventional medicine and chiropractic care for a complementary health approach to his back injury. He may want to add chiropractic treatment as he feels that prescription drugs are not enough to alleviate his pain. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2pEy8nl

How a Chiropractic Clinic Can Treat Whiplash Caused By Car Accidents

Car accidents are both emotionally and physically stressful. One of the most common car-crash injuries is whiplash or neck injury. A whiplash can either be a neck sprain or strain, both signify damage to the intervertebral joints, ligaments, discs, cervical muscles, and nerves. Those suffering from whiplash should learn more about the injury and how a visit to the chiropractic clinic can result in an effective treatment for it. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2nlR7ke

How a Chiropractor Can Help Treat the Ankle and Knee Injuries of Basketball Players

Basketball players, especially those who play in amateur or professional leagues, are prone to particular injuries due to repetitive and forceful physical movements. An intensely competitive contact sport like basketball exposes players to ankle, foot, and knee injuries. Many of these injuries do not need surgery, but may require immediate rehabilitation. An experienced chiropractor can help affected patients by reducing pain and improving movement.

 

Chiropractic Treatment for Ankle and Foot Injuries

 

Lower-extremity injuries are the most prevalent problems of basketball players. As they run, shoot, or collide with other players, they may roll an ankle, get stepped on, or trip, which all typically result in foot injuries. A chiropractor can perform manipulation of the ankle to diminish pain and enhance recuperation. Manipulation may be effective on its own or added to other medical modalities for enhanced outcomes. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2lK7dYD

Emotional Problems from Auto Accidents that Chiropractors Can Help You Overcome

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When you suffer from a car accident, the impacts from the incident aren’t only physical. Emotional distress also derives from any form of physical injury or trauma. The emotional pain and suffering following such incidents can be immense. If such distress is not treated properly and promptly, it can result in development of serious psychological conditions.

Following are a number of emotional problems you may end up encountering after a seriously traumatic car accident.

Irrational Fear

In some cases, being in a car accident causes an irrational fear. In fact, you may end up experiencing a great deal of anxiety about getting behind the wheel again. For some, the fear of being in another accident is the cause for their aversion to being behind the wheel once more. Meanwhile, another accident victim might fear that while driving they will suffer a dangerous panic attack rooted in the past accident. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2ksHVxv

Be Aware of these Delayed Auto Injury Symptoms that Require Immediate Chiropractor Attention

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If you have been involved in an auto accident recently, you need to pay close attention to what your body is telling you in the aftermath, even if it seems you have emerged from a traumatic incident relatively unscathed. Did you know that your body may still experience symptoms from the accident days or even weeks later?

Here are a number of common symptoms with late manifestations that you may end up experiencing after an auto accident.


Headaches

If you start experiencing headaches after suffering an auto collision, don’t chalk it up to work-related stress or a migraine. A headache can actually be a sign of a more severe condition—perhaps a concussion or even a blood clot. Worse, it might also be a sign that you are suffering from a brain or severe head injury. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2ksLHab