Been In An Accident, Now What?
What’s the first thing you worry about if you’ve been in a car accident? You are likely concerned about the automobile itself first. Now pause and think. If your car has damage, how do you think your spine is doing?
If you have been in an accident, think medical attention first, and then the rest.
Let us Help you Quickly Recover!
Our strong and experienced team at Health Touch Chiropractic believes in and enjoys a strong working relationship with a wide variety of other allied healthcare professionals. Dr. Larry Lubcke and his team’s approach ensures that you, the injured party, receive comprehensive diagnostics and any additional treatment options to speed up recovery and optimal healing,
With this unity, Health Touch Chiropractic has emerged as a leader in auto accident recovery and rehabilitation for Tigard, OR, and the surrounding communities, including Portland, Beaverton, and Hillsboro.
One specialty in our practices is treating whiplash and other injuries sustained in car and personal injury accidents.
The Seriousness of Auto Accidents
After an auto accident, you may suffer from a variety of different pains and discomforts. It can occasionally take time to set in, but the effects of an accident can affect you for years to come if they’re not promptly addressed.
Some of the complaints may include:
- Low Back Pain
- Mid Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Radiating Pain in the Arms, Hands, and Legs
- Signs of Concussion
Whiplash in Portland, OR
One of the most common injuries associated with car accidents is whiplash injuries. Whiplash refers to a group of injuries resulting from the head’s sudden, violent whipping motion in an accident. The whip can happen in any direction – back-forward, forward-back, side-side, or anything in between. Various injuries can result, including damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments, and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back. In addition, a host of related symptoms can be attributed to the injuries to these areas and to the untrained eye, which can appear completely unconnected to the original trauma.
An auto accident should always be taken seriously, no matter how harmless it may at first appear, because of the areas of the body that it can affect. However, it should also be remembered that the effects of whiplash may take weeks or months to fully manifest; thus, it cannot be assumed that no injuries exist just because no symptoms are felt immediately following the accident.
We Have Got You Covered!
Chiropractors focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system and their effects on general health. Advanced chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. If you even suspect that you have suffered such an injury, a visit to a chiropractor is strongly advised so an assessment can be made and appropriate treatment recommended.