Chiropractic for Auto Injury

Auto Injury, Auto Injuries in Keizer, OR and Salem, ORAn auto injury is often a traumatic event, even if there aren’t any physical injuries. Our Keizer chiropractors find that frequently, auto injury patients have a fear of driving that can last several weeks or even months. Although we can’t address the psychological trauma, we are sensitized to the effects of PTSD on patients with auto injuries, and seek to address the physical traumas to hasten your recovery.

There are many potential injuries that could result from a car accident. Here’s a list of some of the most common:

  • Neck pain that may result from whiplash
  • Disc herniations that may occur from the impact
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bone fractures
  • Muscle, tendon and ligament injuries

One thing you can expect from an auto injury is that the impact moved vertebrae out of alignment. The misalignment creates compression on nerve fibers that then cause pain. According to Salem, OR chiropractor Dr. Bhasin, with the vertebrae’s alignment, there could be an immediate reduction in pain, although total healing takes about six to eight weeks. The chiropractic manipulation resets the vertebrae and the nerves, allowing them to begin communicating with the nervous system just as they did before the auto injury.

Since the nervous system is very much connected to the immune system as well as internal organs, the effects of a chiropractic spinal manipulation are far-reaching into your health and well-being. You can’t have health with spinal misalignments.

In addition to ensuring your spine is in proper alignment, chiropractic spinal adjustments and physical therapy will prevent the build up of harmful scar tissues that frequently develop after an auto injury. Once your pain begins to lessen, our chiropractors will use physical therapy to help you restore movement in the affected joints. Research shows that chiropractic adjustments and exercise therapies can provide significant relief for auto injuries such as whiplash, back pain, neck pain, sciatica, disc herniation, and post-traumatic arthritis.

If you’re in Keizer or Salem, OR and have recently suffered from an auto injury, call First Choice Chiropractic and Rehabilitation and receive the benefits we can offer you as chiropractors.

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