Car Accident Specialist

Laurelhurst Chiropractic

Chiropractors located in Portland, OR

If you’re in pain following an automobile accident, consult Laurelhurst Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon, to make sure your body is on the right path to healing. Dr. Phil McCary offers years of experience in therapies to stimulate full-body healing and long-term wellness following the trauma of an accident. If you have pain, stiffness, or other injury symptoms following a car wreck, call the office or use the online booking agent to schedule an appointment and receive treatment today.

Car Accident Q & A

What injuries can a chiropractor treat following a car accident?

A car accident prompts a number of acute injuries that, if untreated, can lead to long-term pain and dysfunction. As a result of the impact of an automobile accident, you may experience:

  • Whiplash
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain

If you have minor bruising, swelling, or stiffness, it indicates you need to seek treatment. Some symptoms can take a day or two to manifest. If you have pain, you should still consult Dr. McCary even if some time has passed since the event.

What is whiplash?

Soreness, pain, or loss of mobility in your neck may be symptoms of whiplash. Whiplash occurs when your head and neck snap back and forth rapidly upon impact. Studies have shown that even collisions that happen at a slow speeds can cause whiplash and the associated pain. These rapid, uncontrolled forced on your neck can create injuries to the joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves. Dr. McCary will asses what tissues are injured with a comprehensive examination and then treat them to help with your whiplash symptoms. 

How can car accidents cause headaches?

Headaches can be caused from multiple types of injuries during an accident. You do not need to have direct head trauma during your accident to experience a headache. The forces from the accident can cause muscle damage, injury or swelling to the joints, stretching on the ligaments, which can cause headaches.  Dr. McCary can asses what tissues have been injured and play a role in your headache pain, and then treat them effectively with multiple modalities.

How can chiropractic care resolve neck and back pain resulting from an auto accident?

The impact of a collision can cause trauma along your spine, leading to neck and back pain. If a spinal disc slips out of place during the force of your collision, you may suffer back pain, posture problems, and chronic soreness and tension as a result. Sore and inflamed tissue in the spine causes extra friction and pain.

Chiropractic adjustments and soft-tissue therapy help restore proper alignment of your vertebrae so pain resolves. They also help resolve associated nerve and muscle pain.

What types of chiropractic therapies should I expect following a car accident?

The staff at Laurelhurst Chiropractic is committed to finding treatments that are best for your injury and your body. At our clinic we have multiple different treatments that maybe used based on your examination and response to care. At our clinic we have the following treatment modalities; 

  • chiropractic manipulation, 
  • massage therapy
  • low level light laser therapy
  • ultrasound
  • electrical stimulation therapy
  • traction therapy
  • rehabilitation therapy