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What to Do after a Collision: How a Beaverton Chiropractor Can Provide Long-Term Relief

Published Date: 
August 15, 2017
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No matter how safe the roads of Beaverton are, traffic collisions are still likely to happen. When they do, the drivers, passengers, and pedestrians involved may sustain injuries. Depending on their severity, these injuries can affect activities of daily living yet resolve without medical treatment or result in some level of permanent physical disability.

Common Types of Vehicle Accident Injury

Vehicle accident injuries vary because no two circumstances in a collision are the same. Some injuries, however, are common in most of them. In fact, the safety features in today’s vehicles are designed to eliminate the risk of these common types of injury, and they, along with other factors, influence the type and severity of the injuries that the driver or passenger may suffer from.

The most common type of injury that can be sustained even from a minor accident is damage to the soft tissues, including muscles, ligaments, and tendons. They can take many forms, such as whiplash and mid-back and low-back sprains, because the force produced by the collision may have different effects on the passengers. If the force is strong enough to throw loose objects inside the vehicle at great speeds, the passengers may sustain scrapes and cuts. In worse cases, the impact may cause head and chest injuries.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

It is wise to immediately see a doctor after a car accident. What you assume to be minor injuries may eventually get worse if you fail to get medical attention. The best place to receive treatment for accident injuries is a chiropractic clinic. A Beaverton chiropractor can perform the right diagnosis and treatment that can provide immediate and long-term recovery.

Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate micro-lesions, minuscule injuries to the muscles and ligaments that X-rays and MRI scans may fail to identify. These micro-lesions can cause inflammation and other bodily responses. Chiropractic adjustments also help restore motion without the need for invasive methods. Because chiropractic techniques are non-invasive, scarring can be avoided as well.

Unlike typical medications, which focus on the injury alone, chiropractic treatments offer relief for the whole body. The physical manipulation involved in the treatment process helps release more pain-reducing hormones, making the body feel more relaxed and relieved. Those who desire long-term relief after an accident so that their injury won’t bother them anymore should try chiropractic care.

To make sure that you will receive the best treatment for your road traffic injuries, go to a reputable chiropractic clinic in Beaverton and book an appointment right away. Don’t wait for your injuries to get worse before you seek appropriate medical attention.


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Dr. Darren Faherty D.C.

In 2004, Dr. Darren Faherty graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from UWEC - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Dr. Darren continued education at the highly esteemed University of Western States (formerly Western States Chiropractic College) where he obtained his chiropractic degree in 2007. He has been helping people recover from injuries and return to their normal lifestyles ever since.

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