Auto Accidents

Auto AccidentsEven at slow speeds, a car accident can cause serious damage to your body. From a herniated disc to whiplash, car accident injuries can cause chronic pain for years after the accident. If you are an accident victim and suffering from untreated injuries, our Portland car accident injury care can help. Led by chiropractors Dr. Larry Lubcke and Dr. William Pleau, Health Touch Chiropractic provides injury rehabilitation and drug-free pain management.

Portland Rehabilitation for Whiplash and Back Pain

Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries. All it takes is a minor fender bender to shift your cervical spine out of alignment. In addition to straining muscles and ligaments in your neck, a Portland whiplash injury can cause chronic neck pain, headaches, and migraines. As long as the neck is misaligned, this pain will continue. Restoring alignment to the cervical spine is the first step towards recovery. By addressing the underlying mechanical problem, we relieve pressure on nearby nerves and promote healing.

For many years, doctors believed that the best way to treat a whiplash neck injury was by immobilizing the neck. However, research shows that immobilization actually slows the healing process. Corrective exercises and physical therapy promote the flow of oxygen-rich blood into injured tissues. This blood flushes out toxins and helps the muscles and other soft tissue injuries heal faster. Our Portland chiropractor will create a custom treatment program that combines chiropractic adjustments with physiotherapy exercises for whole body healing.

Many accident victims also suffer from a herniated disc in the spine. While seat belts are an important, life-saving device, they save lives by restricting your body’s natural movement. This prevents the spine from moving in response to an accident’s impact, which may cause a herniated or slipped disc. Just like with a whiplash injury, the first step for treating a herniated disc is to restore proper alignment. As long as the disc is misaligned, it can compress nearby nerves and cause pain. Restoring alignment relieves pain and protects against future injury.

Our Portland chiropractors recommend that all auto accident victims schedule a diagnostic appointment following their accident. Just because you walk away from an accident with only a few bruises or scrapes does not mean you escaped injury. Our state-of-the-art diagnostics can detect damage to the musculoskeletal system before you even begin to experience pain. This is especially important for treating auto accident injuries. The earlier we can identify and correct an injury, the more we can do to prevent scar tissue and chronic pain.

Our state-of-the-art spinal correction methods are safe, comfortable and highly effective. Dr. Lubcke and Dr. Pleau have years of training and experience treating Portland car accident injury victims. By following a whole body approach to injury rehabilitation, our chiropractors can help your body heal safely and quickly. Most importantly, our drug-free pain management techniques provide long-lasting relief for back pain and neck pain.