Why See Your Chiropractor After An Auto Accident Injury?
Did your car get dinged in a fender bender? Or were you involved in a head-on crash? For auto accidents large and small, it's usually a good idea to see your chiropractor at Spine Tree Chiropractic in North East Portland. Here are three reasons why:
- The damage to your body after a car crash can be subtle - Injury to your cervical spine (the vertebrae in your neck), for example, can affect your singing voice. Sometimes your voice will be fine, but it may give out unexpectedly at the worst possible times. Auto accident injuries can have similar effects on your abilities to enjoy hiking, biking, climbing, and sports. You may feel fine until you are playing your favorite sport, only to be immobilized by pain when you need to be at your best.
- Whiplash injury isn't usually immediately apparent - You may notice a progression of symptoms. One of them can be anxiety. You don't know what's wrong, but you're sure something is. Maybe you have an odd reaction to heat and cold. Or you feel dizzy for no obvious reason. Or maybe you remember an injury to your neck but you feel the pain in your arm or hand. Your chiropractor can diagnose your symptoms to determine the extent of your whiplash.
- Pain is cumulative - Auto injury pain is a little like a bank that doesn't let you make withdrawals. Your nervous system becomes more and more sensitive to smaller and smaller stresses and strains until you are in pain all the time and you can't remember why. Let your chiropractor treat your pain at its causes.
Can My Chiropractor Really Diagnose and Treat Auto Accident Injury?
It's natural to assume that once you have been in a major crash, you need the full array of technology found in a major hospital. Of course, sometimes you do, and your chiropractor will make sure you get the treatment you really need. But most auto accident injury cases don't require MRI, CAT, and PET for diagnosis. Lateral X-ray, for example, is usually enough to make an initial confirmation of whiplash. Then your chiropractor can treat you with a variety of healing tools.
We all know that chiropractors restore the function of the spine with that distinctive pop of spinal manipulation. But sometimes the right treatment is immobilization, not manipulation. And sometimes the pain relief you need doesn't come in the form of Tylenol or Vicodin or Oxycontin. You may need TENS or massage or heat or cold, pain-relief methods that make you feel better fast without the risk of addiction.
Schedule Your Auto Accident Injury Evaluation At Your Northeast Portland Chiropractor Today
Start making withdrawals from your body's pain bank. Get on the road to full health. Make an appointment for an evaluation at Spine Tree Chiropractic today! You can call us at (503) 788-6800 to schedule an appointment!