Treating Whiplash with our Portland and Beaverton Chiropractor
Do you live in the Portland or Beaverton area of Oregon? If so, The Wellness Center PDX has an office to provide chiropractic care services. These include diagnosis and treatment of conditions that cause pain, loss of mobility, and other problems such as whiplash.
Read on to learn about whiplash, its causes, treatments, and what we can do to help you if you suffer this injury.
What Whiplash is & What Causes It
The average weight of the human head is roughly 12 pounds. This entire weight is supported by delicate structures within the neck that include intervertebral joints, ligaments, muscles, discs, and nerve roots.
Damage to these structures that occurs due to sudden changes in direction is known as whiplash. The sudden whipping motion that causes this condition creates damage when the smaller muscles meant only for stabilization are forced to try and compensate for the larger structures to hold the head steady.
Some of the early symptoms of whiplash include blurred vision, headache, dizziness, stiffness, and pain in the neck and shoulder areas. These can become permanent issues if left untreated.
Auto Accident Injury & Other Common Causes
Whiplash is not only the most common auto accident injury; an auto accident is the most common cause of this injury. The sudden changes in direction experienced during an auto collision are ideal for creating whiplash injury. However, it can also be caused by other accidents such as a slip and fall.
Why Immediate Treatment is Essential
When caused by an auto accident, treatment for a whiplash injury is often covered by insurance. To ensure this, it is important to receive treatment for an auto accident immediately, even if symptoms have not presented themselves yet. In fact, whiplash symptoms often do not present themselves until 24 to 48 hours after the injury is incurred.
In addition to insurance concerns, whiplash damage can become harder to manage and repair if treatment is delayed. Do not wait to see a chiropractor.
How Our Chiropractor Can Help
Our Oregon chiropractor has treated patients suffering from whiplash for years and our trained professional staff understand what you need. There are more than 150 proven chiropractic techniques at our disposal and we have the experience to know which ones will help with your whiplash injury. These may include:
- Mobilization techniques
- Manual manipulation of the cervical spine
- Targeted massage therapy
- Spinal decompression
- Active Release Techniques
Let us help you find relief from whiplash symptoms, restore you to your optimal level of wellness, and prevent whiplash from becoming a permanent problem.
Schedule an Appointment with our Portland and Beaverton Chiropractor Today
Stop by or call one of The Wellness Center PDX offices: Portland (503)389-5545 or Beaverton (503)389-6962 to schedule an appointment or learn more or schedule an appointment online now.