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Auto Accident Injury

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 musculoskeletal pain after a car accident, visit Tim Gallucci, DC, and his colleagues at Premier Care Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon. They use proven chiropractic techniques and 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. However, the most common injury caused by car accidents is whiplash. 

Whiplash is a soft-tissue injury due to a sudden forceful back-and-forth movement of your neck. It commonly happens in a rear-end automobile collision. Whiplash damages areas in your neck or back structures, including the:

  • Discs
  • Ligaments
  • Intervertebral joints
  • Cervical muscles
  • Nerve roots

Pain that results from whiplash can negatively affect normal, everyday activities. Fortunately, Premier Care Chiropractic can help ease the pain of whiplash to restore your quality of life.

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. 

Premier Chiropractic Care can help minimize the effects of an injury, whether you have acute pain or a chronic condition from injuries sustained many years ago. 

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 may order an MRI or X-rays to get a complete picture of your injury.

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.