Back Pain after Auto Accident Injury

Auto Accident Injury TreatTualatin Optimal Wellnessment With Chiropractor Care

If you have recently sustained injuries from a car accident you may be experiencing slight pain and discomfort in your neck and lower back. Anything from a little fender bender to more severe crashes, the MOST COMMON reason patients seek chiropractic care is automobile accidents. CHIROPRACTORS are often able to successfully diagnose and alleviate current accident-related injuries and prevent any inevitable future aches and pains. Not only is treatment essential in restoring normal function to the spine and body, as chiropractors we network with other doctors to provide you with the best possible outcome.

Common Injuries Associated With Auto Accident

Majority of auto accidents do not result in immediate pain. This is due to the chemical in our body called adrenaline, which prevents us from feeling the majority of pain in order to help us protect ourselves in the moment. Shortly after an injury or accident, the body starts to feel pain especially in the neck and lower back, and sometimes it takes weeks to realize this. If left untreated the problems associated with these injuries almost always leads to other problems later down the road like: sciatica, disc herniation, degeneration, pinched nerves, and chronic pain.

When To Seek Treatment

It is best to see a chiropractor as soon as possible after your accident to prevent more pain and avoid worsening your symptoms. WHIPLASH is the most common injury sustained after a car accident. A restless neck pain, sometimes whiplash does not present itself until weeks after your accident.

Patients often hesitate to seek chiropractic care, but quickly restoring natural movement and reducing nerve compression can often accelerate the healing process before additional symptoms arise. They will perform a musculoskeletal exam to identify any pain caused by inflammation, or the underlying cause of future swelling and pain.

What To Expect From Treatment

First a chiropractic examination would include: range of motion, muscle and ligament tenderness, MRI and/or X-rays to evaluate for damage to the spine, and neurological testing.

Secondly, a treatment plan that will include exercises, stretches, and lifestyle changes to help minimize issues and quicken your healing time. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may require a number of specialized treatments.

 

Early treatment usually consists of:

  • Massage
  • Ultrasound
  • Cold-laser
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic Adjustments

The most IMPORTANT reason to seek treatment and evaluation after an auto accident is because you never really know the damage done to your body sometimes for months. Seeking chiropractic treatment with your Tualatin Chiropractor will help prevent further damage and help you understand what needs to be done in order to fix it.  Do not hesitate to see us here at Tualatin Optimal Wellness immediately, we work with some of the best spinal physicians in the state of Oregon who have successfully treated many injuries to the spine.