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You might think of whiplash as one of those painful problems that would never happen to you -- but don't be so sure. Whiplash afflicts some 3 million Americans in any given year, not only from auto accidents but also as a result of a workplace, sports or personal injury events.
If and when it happens to you, it's good to know that you can receive safe, effective, drug-free, non-invasive whiplash treatments in Portland OR. Either Portland chiropractor on our team here at Laurelhurst Chiropractic can provide a number of therapeutic modalities to help you get your neck back in good working order.
Whiplash actually refers to a set of injuries and symptoms that occur when the neck is strained beyond its capacity by the weight of the head "whipping" back and forth at high speed. It's most commonly associated with auto accidents in which a vehicle is brought to a sudden halt. The momentum conveyed to your body throws your head around even if you're securely strapped to your seat.
The sharp, rapid upward motion of the head hyperextends the neck, while the equally forceful downward motion hyperflexes it. The delicate structure of the cervical spine simply isn’t able to withstand these forces. The vertebrae may be thrown out of their proper alignment, while the intervertebral discs may herniate or bulge onto cervical nerve roots. Muscles and connective tissues may also be stretched or torn.
This assortment of damage can produce a variety of symptoms. A whiplash sufferer may experience:
Laurelhurst Chiropractic is the place to come for whiplash care and auto accident injury treatment in Portland. Your car accident chiropractor in Portland OR will take note of all your symptoms, listen to your description of the accident, and examine your cervical spinal column in detail.
Once we have identified the sources of your pain, we can administer the appropriate remedies. Chiropractic care in Portland helps many area whiplash sufferers by restoring the normal alignment of the cervical vertebrae. This allows the joints to function correctly once more and helps relieve nerve compression.
Our chiropractic clinic in Portland also provides a variety of soft tissue therapies such as massage, acupuncture, electric stimulation and Kinesio taping. By incorporating multiple healing modalities into a single, personalized healing program, your Portland chiropractor can help every affected part the body heal faster and feel better -- with no need for potentially risky and debilitating drugs.
If you're in dire need of whiplash treatment or auto accident injury treatment in Portland, look no further than Laurelhurst Chiropractic.
Call our chiropractic clinic in Portland at (503)234-4288 today for an appointment!
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