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What types of therapy will I receive at Accident Care Chiropractic?

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If you had a car accident and suffered injuries, it is better to visit a chiropractor to diagnose the extent and severity of your injuries to get proper treatment.

Chiropractors are medical professionals who can provide alternative treatments to align your spine, reducing pain and releasing you from mental trauma after an accident.

Car accident injuries can be severe, requiring emergency services, or minor aches and pains that, if not treated timely, they can linger, impacting your quality of life in the future.


Benefits of Getting Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident

Getting chiropractic care immediately after a car accident can treat injuries like:
Whiplash, neck pain, and lower back pain
Pain and inflammation in the muscles, joints, and ligaments
Trouble walking
Limited range of motion in the areas of impact
Blurred vision, headaches, and dizziness
Chiropractic treatments use massages and other non-invasive techniques to provide holistic treatment and cover both the physical and mental aspects. It is safe as it does not involve medicines with adverse side effects or the rigors of surgery.

Getting treated by a qualified chiropractor can provide you with benefits like:

Minimize pain

During treatment, your chiropractor will use spinal adjustment and manipulation techniques to realign your spine, reducing pain in your joints and muscles and helping in recovery.

Reduce Inflammation

The massage techniques and treatments used by the chiropractors can align your spine, allowing your body to cut back on cytokine production, reducing inflammation, and providing relief from stiffness and discomfort.

Restore range of motion

The sudden impact in a car accident can make your bones and muscles lose their flexibility causing restricted movement and discomfort in the affected area. Chiropractic care can align your joints and restore flexibility in your spine to restore the range of motion.

Treat scar tissues

Often, scar tissues can develop where muscles and tendons are damaged after a car accident, causing stiffness and pain. Chiropractors can use techniques to break the scar tissue allowing your body to heal faster.

What to do after a car accident?

If you have suffered severe injuries after a car accident, you must visit emergency care immediately. In the case of moderate to minor injuries, you can see a chiropractor treating car accident-related injuries like pain, inflammation, and whiplash injuries in the neck and spine.

Injuries That Can Occur After a Car Accident

Following a car accident, you can have injuries like whiplash, a pinched nerve in and around your neck and back, aches and pains in the joints and muscles, mental anxiety, and PTSD symptoms that can linger on long after the accident, affecting your health adversely in the long run.

Therapies Provided at Accidental Care Chiropractic

We at Accidental Care Chiropractic provide specialized chiropractic treatment and recovery services to people who have injuries from a car accident.

Our specialized chiropractors can treat your injuries and help you recover from the pain by providing the following chiropractic services.

Chiropractic therapy

Our primary chiropractic care consists of:

MANIPULATIONS

It involves the popping of joints that release blocked gases, relieving pain and discomfort while improving mobility in the injured areas.

MODALITIES

They are the techniques that are used to make adjustments to your spine and the joints. They often involve techniques like:
Heat therapy
Heat therapy causes blood vessels to open wider (dilate) in the treated area. This causes increased blood flow, and sore stiff muscles may become more flexible and relaxed.
Soft tissue mobilization
This can help break down scar tissue and stretch connective tissue.
Spinal traction
Spinal adjustments are made using variations in pressure to treat the structural and nervous problems that cause back pain.
Electrical stimulation
Electric pulses control muscle spasms, reduce inflammation, and improve blood flow to help faster recovery.
Ultrasound
Sound waves are created that provide heat to the soft tissues and joints, reducing stiffness and inflammation while limiting pain.

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Sound waves are created that provide heat to the soft tissues and joints, reducing stiffness and inflammation while limiting pain.

MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage therapy can be a great way to treat injuries resulting from an auto accident. Massage techniques use pressure points to treat soft tissue damage and can loosen muscles before spinal manipulation or other chiropractic therapies. It can also help in neurological pain resulting from a pinched nerve or an inflamed muscle.

Based on the type of injury, your chiropractor could recommend:
A deep tissue massage: It targets deep muscles and tissues damaged during an accident.
A trigger point massage: It targets specific muscle groups in the body.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical therapy can involve stretching exercises to loosen tight muscles and improve mobility in car accident survivors. Physical therapy can be of two types:
Orthopedic physical therapy
A car accident can impact your spine, bones, muscles, and ligaments. Severe injury can break and dislocate bones while tearing the soft tissues, causing pain and inflammation.

Orthopedic physical therapy can restrain the bones, ligaments, muscles, and tendons and help restore their full range of mobility. It can also treat sprains and spasms resulting from a whiplash injury to the neck and back.
Neurological physical therapy
If a car accident injuries cause nerve damage that leads to pain, numbness, tingles, and weakness in your extremities, neurological physical therapy can treat the symptoms, helping you recover.

ACUPUNCTURE

If a car accident injuries cause nerve damage that leads to pain, numbness, tingles, and weakness in your extremities, neurological physical therapy can treat the symptoms, helping you recover.

Accident Care Chiropractic Provides Comprehensive Therapy Treatments

Our chiropractic specialists will perform tests like X-rays and MRIs to determine the nature and extent of your injuries before creating a plan for your treatment. Our chiropractors can also assist you with the paperwork required to process your car insurance claims regarding the accident.

Our service area extends to Portland, OR; Vancouver; Salem; Hillsboro; and beyond. If you or your loved ones are experiencing car accident-related injuries, reach out to us today to schedule a consultation!

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