After an accident, it’s important to get checked for injuries. You could be suffering a whiplash trauma. Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful and rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck. And it usually occurs during rear-end car accidents.
The most common symptoms of whiplash are neck pain, stiffness, and headaches. And although many people feel better after some weeks or medications, others might end up with chronic neck pain or other complications. If you have neck pain or any other symptom like ringing ears, dizziness, loss range of motion, fatigue, tingling or numbness, etc. you should visit your doctor.
Dr. Garreth MacDonal founder of Cascade Health Center has more than 19 years of experience treating people that have suffered car accidents, providing chiropractic adjustments and muscle rehabilitation, all geared towards the patient’s specific injury and symptoms.
Chiropractic Care As An Accident Rehab Therapy
Chiropractic care is one of the best treatments for whiplash injuries, as it doesn’t involve medication or invasive procedures. Through chiropractic care, joint work and adjustments are done instead of just numbing your symptoms through medication. Chiropractic care helps with the mobilization of the injured joints and with proper techniques the patient can experience almost immediate pain relief. Other benefits are:
- Restore range of motion: By mobilizing the spine through chiropractic adjustments the healing process is encouraged and you’ll be able to restore range of motion.
- Decrease the need for medication: With the adjustments, you’ll feel pain relief and will reduce the need for masking it with medication.
- Reduce the inflammation: Spinal adjustments can bring the spine back into alignment and as a consequence work as a natural anti-inflammatory process.
- Reduce scar tissue: During an accident, the muscles can get scarred and cause stiffness and soreness. A chiropractor can help to target the scarred areas and help break down the build-up quicker than when healing on its own.
Get Treated By An Expert
At Cascade Health Center in Oregon, we have a multidisciplinary clinic structure with an emphasis on physical rehabilitation, we don’t only include chiropractic treatments but also physical therapy, therapeutic exercise, therapeutic massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular reeducation, and acupuncture.
We strive to provide you with the best and personalized care, on the first visit you’ll receive a thorough examination to determine the best treatment for your injury.