Auto Injury Relief in Keizer, OR

First Choice Chiropractic and Rehabilitation provides efficient relief of auto injuries in Keizer, OR.

Many people who are involved in an auto accident plan to “wait and see” whether their aches and pains resolve themselves without treatment. However, delaying treatment is often a mistake. Hoping that the injury goes away on its own increases the likelihood of developing chronic pain, along with complicating any insurance claims that you may be filing. For these reasons, it is important to seek chiropractic care as quickly as possible following a car collision. Doing so improves your recovery outcome and can be helpful for the insurance compensation process.

Common Types of Keizer Auto Injuries

Car accidents can cause many varying injuries. Among the most common are neck pain and whiplash. Up to 90% of auto injury patients report some degree of neck soreness, stiffness, or pain, making these the most common symptoms following an auto accident. During a car crash, your body is forced backward into the seat, while the head remains forward, stretching your neck and causing injury in the discs and ligaments of the cervical spine, or the portion of your spine located in the neck. In patients with neck injuries, our Keizer chiropractors can prevent scar tissue buildup and improve range of motion, easing pain while preventing chronic symptoms.

Headaches are also common following an auto collision. There are many potential underlying causes. Often, irritated nerves in the cervical spine cause cervicogenic headaches. Tension headaches caused by muscle stiffness are also common. Patients with chronic migraines often experience elevated symptoms after a car crash. Headaches can also indicate brain or vascular injuries, making it important to seek medical attention if you experience a headache following an auto collision. Chiropractic care is effective at alleviating the symptoms of many headache types.

Back pain is another common auto injury. During rear-end collisions, the lumbar spine is compressed rapidly, leading to ligament and nerve injury, inflammation, and pain. Chiropractic treatments have proven to be effective at easing back pain and preventing chronic symptoms by treating this damage.

Keizer Chiropractors Offer Auto Injury Relief

At First Choice Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, our Keizer chiropractors are skilled in diagnosing and treating auto injuries, as well as documenting the injury for your auto injury claim. They build an individualized treatment plan based on your diagnosis, which could include gentle chiropractic adjustments, massage, and physical therapy. These non-invasive treatments will heal your damaged discs, nerves, or tissues, so you can return to your life free of pain as soon as possible. If you have been hurt in a car accident in Keizer or Salem, call our chiropractors today.

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