Auto Accident Injuries

Our Portland Chiropractic Team Helps People Recover from a Wide Variety of Auto Accident Injury

Thousands of accidents happen on the road every day. At The Wellness Clinic PDX, our Portland chiropractor and alternative medicine team meets people of all ages struggling with a variety of auto accident injury - which may or may not present right away. 

Auto accident injuries.

Common Auto Accident Injuries

Among the most common auto accident injuries examined and treated by our team in Portland, we frequently see: 

  • Whiplash - a syndrome of neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and other symptoms caused by rapid whip-like movement of the neck when the body suddenly stops or changes direction
  • Shoulder Injury - this may include a rotator cuff strain or tear (muscle fiber damage) or brachial plexus injury (nerve fiber damage), often as a result of seat belt impact
  • Disc injury - a herniation (rupture) or bulge (abnormal protrusion out of place) can easily lead to impingement of nearby nerves and other structures, causing numbness, pain, and/or weakness in an arm or leg (as well as back pain at the level of the disc)
  • Knee injury - blunt impact of the knee against the dashboard can cause damage to the knee cap, tendons, and ligaments around the knee joint (so-called "dashboard knee")

Interestingly, some of these injuries don't show up right away following an auto accident injury, because hormones that surge during stressful situations (like adrenaline) can block pain for days, weeks, or sometimes MONTHS before they return to their normal resting levels. What this means is that just because you may feel "fine" after an accident doesn't mean you're necessarily injury-free! Our advice? Come see us right away just in case. 

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How Our Auto Accident Injury Chiropractor Can Help

Every person's auto accident injury is slightly different, so your plan of care will be fully customized while still being non-invasive and drug-free (fewer, if any, side effects!). Our chiropractor and other team members provide services including: 

  • Chiropractic adjustments - realign joints that have been jarred out of place, stimulate the release of natural pain-relieving hormones
  • Acupuncture - insertion of small sterile needles at specific trigger points in the body modulates the nervous system and promotes healing effects in the immune system, musculoskeletal system, metabolic system, hormonal system, etc. 
  • Massage therapy - manual pressure breaks up adhesions and tension in injured tissues and enhances circulation for better pain and stress relief

Have You Been in a Car Accident Recently? Contact The Wellness Center PDX Today!

Contact The Wellness Center PDX at (503) 389-5545 to schedule an appointment with our Portland chiropractor and the rest of our natural wellness team! We'd be happy to help you get back out on the road to health following your accident. 

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1359 NE 35th Ave Portland OR 97232
Phone: (503) 389-5545
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Reviews From our Satisfied Patients

  • "I was very impressed with the chiropractic care I received from Gabriel. I had received chiropractic in the past for my neck pain, but not to this level of care. After only a few sessions, my symptoms began to disappear, especially my neck pain, and I know I would not have been able to perform to my everyday work functions without the treatment I received."
    John Doe / Portland, OR
  • "As a court reporter, using my hands to type on a daily basis is a requirement. The work is speedy and can often last for hours at a time. Several months ago, every movement I made became excruciatingly painful. I started seeing Gabriel and got started on a program that helped right away. The doctor stressed the importance of my posture and proper hand and arm placement."
    Jane Smith / Portland, OR
  • "I have benefited tremendously from the chiropractic care I received from Gabriel. Not only has the adjustments helped alleviate my stiffness and aches, but it has helped me have more energy and just feel more balanced over all. A few months ago, I was able to resume a favorite hobby of mine - golf. Due to my previous pain, I never thought that’d be possible."
    Kelly McDonald / Portland, OR