Auto Accident Injury Treatments

Auto Accident Injury Treatments

Motor vehicle accidents can cause a multitude of injuries in addition to the common neck or cervical sprain/strain injuries. Many of these injuries can be treated with chiropractic, including injuries to the shoulder, knee, hip, ankle, wrist, and elbow. As chiropractors, we are also trained to recognize and diagnose serious brain and neurological injuries, as well as fractures, that fall outside our scope of treatment, so we can refer you to the right place and get you the treatment you need.

Chiropractic treatment is very successful in the management of most injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident (MVA). Not only does the treatment help reduce inflammation, healing times, and pain, but it also prevents loss of range of motion.

If you have recently been in a car accident in the Vancouver Washington or Portland Oregon vicinity, it is important that you get treatment right away, even if it is not from this clinic, to ensure that you reach your maximum healing potential. Even if you do not currently have any pain, you should come in because sometimes it can take a few days or even a week for the symptoms to present and the longer you wait, the longer your recovery may take. Be aware that pain is not the only symptom that can be caused by an MVA. Be on the lookout for ringing in the ears, memory loss, dizziness, balance disturbances, vision changes, headaches, etc. Remember, you do not need a referral to come see a chiropractor for MVA-related injuries and, in most cases, insurance covers 100% of treatment costs if treatment is sought soon after the accident.

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that this information is only for general knowledge; it is not to be used for self-diagnosis or self-treatment.