Treating Whiplash After an Auto Accident


Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by a forceful impact that stretched and strains the structures of the spine. While commonly associated with auto accidents it can also present after traumatic sports injuries as well (think being tackled). Their are varying degrees of whiplash and while many recover quickly, others can experience symptoms months to years after the injury. Which is why it's important to seek proper treatment should you be involved in a car accident.

Treating Whiplash in Portland, OR

1. Decrease Pain

The first goal of any treatment plan should be to limit/reduce pain. This can be accomplished through a variety of means. Chiropractic adjustments, when combined with soft tissue therapy and range of motion exercises is one of the most effective ways to limit pain associated with whiplash injuries. Learn more about those services here:

2. Restore Range of Motion

As the body heals it lays down connective tissue which can bind muscles and limit range of motion. This limited range of motion causes us to load our joints and muscles improperly which, overtime, can lead to chronic pain and injury. Many of the therapies used to decrease pain and be used to restore normal ROM as well including chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue work, and active rehabilitation plan.

3. Improve Strength and Stability

Whiplash injuries cause stretching of muscles and ligaments which can lead to instability. Even is pain has subsided a proper rehabilitation and strengthening plan is necessary to prevent any long term complications.

Evolve Performance Healthcare specializes in helping our community recover from whiplash injuries following an auto accident. Our spinal experts will help you reduce pain quickly and effectively, restore range of motion, and prevent any long term complications that can result from whiplash injuries.

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