Car Accident Chiropractor | Laurelhurst Chiropractic

Dr. Phil McCary DC and Dr. Danielle McCary DC Doctor of Chiropractic in Portland OR

Car accident chiropractor

If you’re in pain following an automobile accident, consult Laurelhurst Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon, to make sure your body is on the right path to healing. Dr. Phil McCary offers years of experience in therapies to stimulate full-body healing and long-term wellness following the trauma of an accident. If you have pain, stiffness, or other injury symptoms following a car wreck, call the office or use the online booking agent to schedule an appointment and receive treatment today.

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Symptoms of car accidents injury

The symptoms may vary depending on the severity of the injury. They include the following:

  • Neck pain and stiffness which worsens with movement 
  • Decreased motion range in the neck and back.
  • Headaches mostly originate at the base of the skull.
  • Tenderness or pain sensation in the arms, shoulder, upper back, and neck.
  • Tingling sensation.
  • Numb feeling.
  • Feeling tired or dizzy.

Other symptoms Although less frequent include

Some uncommon symptoms include:

  • Short-term memory challenges 
  • A ringing sensation in the ears
  • Feeling irritable 
  • Unable to sleep
  • Depression
  • Blurred vision 

Causes of car accidents injury

A whiplash injury occurs due to traumatic events such as the following:

  • Automobile accidents: The primary cause of whiplash complaints in Portland, OR, is car accidents. Rear-end accidents are most common.
  • Contact sports: It occurs when play-to-play contact is sudden and forceful, mostly seen in football.
  • Physical violence involving battery or assault: This includes punches and violent shakes.

Long-term problems that can happen due to ignoring car accidents injury

Whiplash injuries are serious injuries that should be attended to immediately by health care professionals. 

If left untreated for days or weeks, car accident injuries can lead to chronic pain or permanent disabilities. 

Some of the problems that can occur due to untreated whiplash include:

  • Degenerative disc disease.
  • Permanent neck pain and stiffness.
  • Vertigo.
  • Misalignment of the vertebrae.
  • Chronic headaches.
  • Tingling in the hands.

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How do we treat Auto Accident injuries?

Frequently asked questions about Auto Accident injuries

What injuries can a chiropractor treat following a car accident?

A car accident prompts a number of acute injuries that, if untreated, can lead to long-term pain and dysfunction. As a result of the impact of an automobile accident, you may experience:

  • Whiplash
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain

If you have minor bruising, swelling, or stiffness, it indicates you need to seek treatment. Some symptoms can take a day or two to manifest. If you have pain, you should still consult Dr. McCary even if some time has passed since the event.

What is whiplash?

Soreness, pain, or loss of mobility in your neck may be symptoms of whiplash. Whiplash occurs when your head and neck snap back and forth rapidly upon impact. Studies have shown that even collisions that happen at a slow speed can cause whiplash and the associated pain. These rapid, uncontrolled forces on your neck can create injuries to the joints, muscles, ligaments, and nerves. Dr. McCary will asses what tissues are injured with a comprehensive examination and then treat them to help with your whiplash symptoms.

How can car accidents cause headaches?

Headaches can be caused by multiple types of injuries during an accident. You do not need to have direct head trauma during your accident to experience a headache. The forces from the accident can cause muscle damage, injury, or swelling to the joints, stretching on the ligaments, which can cause headaches.  Dr. McCary can asses what tissues have been injured and play a role in your headache pain, and then treat them effectively with multiple modalities.

How can chiropractic care resolve neck and back pain resulting from an auto accident?

The impact of a collision can cause trauma along your spine, leading to neck and back pain. If a spinal disc slips out of place during the force of your collision, you may suffer back pain, posture problems, and chronic soreness and tension as a result. Sore and inflamed tissue in the spine causes extra friction and pain.

Chiropractic adjustments and soft-tissue therapy help restore the proper alignment of your vertebrae so pain resolves. They also help resolve associated nerve and muscle pain.

What types of chiropractic therapies should I expect following a car accident?

The staff at Laurelhurst Chiropractic is committed to finding treatments that are best for your injury and your body. At our clinic we have multiple different treatments that maybe used based on your examination and response to care. At our clinic we have the following treatment modalities;

  • Chiropractic manipulation
  • Massage therapy
  • Low-level light laser therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation therapy
  • Traction therapy
  • Rehabilitation therapy