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Portland Car Accidents and Long-Term Pain

Portland auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Portland and you've been in a car crash, you have to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic injuries.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We work with several auto injury sufferers in our Portland office, and several of these folks are suffering from chronic pain caused by an old crash. In fact, research shows that a significant percentage of rear-end collisions lead to pain and disability even ten years after the original injury.

Dr. Helton is here to help you avoid developing chronic symptoms by helping to restore the natural function of your spine soon after a collision.

The most common causes of chronic pain are reduced flexibility of your spinal column and the formation of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your neck and back can easily be injured during a crash, and chiropractic care works by decreasing inflammation and restoring normal motion.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're close to our Portland office, and you've been injured in a crash, don't wait to get care. Dr. Helton is here for you. Give us a call today at (503) 771-1974 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Portland Chiropractic Auto Accident Treatment

Portland auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. HeltonEvery year, there are millions of auto collisions in the world, and a significant number of people get injured in a car wreck. Although most collisions are "minor," chronic back and neck pain are still frequent health problems. The good news is that chiropractic is a great way to treat these kinds of injuries.

We have helped many auto collision patients in our Portland office, and Dr. Helton has been treating people with these types of injuries since 2005. During a car wreck, your body is subjected to violent forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces put strain and stress on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can result in injury to the ligaments that hold your spine together. A crash can result in a wide variety of pain symptoms.

A ligament sprain in the neck can cause pain, swelling, and radicular pain in the arm and hand. Chiropractic works well for these types of problems, because chiropractic focuses on restoring the healthy function and flexibility of the injured structures.

Dr. Helton Can Help Clients Recover From an Auto Accident

Dr. Helton, your Portland chiropractor, can help by reducing irritation in the injured area and can help decrease the creation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Discover more about how we can help you recover or call Dr. Helton today at (503) 771-1974.

 

What causes chronic pain after a motor vehicle accident?

Portland auto injury treatmentOf the over 2 million rear-end accidents in the US annually, a substantial number of men and women end up enduring long-term pain and disability. Some studies have shown that 1 out of 5 people are still in pain one year after a crash.

Dr. Helton sees many accident cases in our Portland office, and we regularly see people who have been suffering for many years and have not been able to find help. Dr. Helton has great success in helping these patients.

The Cause of Chronic Pain

During a crash, the ligaments of your neck and back can be stretched or torn. The damaged area becomes swollen and inflamed and transmits pain signals to the spinal cord and central nervous system.

Pain tells your central nervous system that something is wrong, which tells the muscle tissues in the injured area to contract to shield the area from further injury.

If the injury isn't addressed right away, a negative cycle develops. The hurt tissues keep sending pain signals and each time, your central nervous system reacts. This brings about a feedback loop in your nervous system that specialists refer to as "central sensitization." Your nervous system actually becomes hypersensitive to any kind of stimulus, leading to chronic pain.

Dr. Helton is able to help this kind of problem, as chiropractic is a proven way to restore the nervous system's healthy functioning. Research shows that adjustments are effective at relieving pain from car crashes and shows that chiropractic in fact has positive effects on the pain centers of the brain.

If you live in Portland and have been in a collision, you don't have to suffer with chronic pain. Give Dr. Helton a call today at (503) 771-1974 for a consultation or appointment.

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Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

If you have shoulder pain after a car accident, you're not alone. Chiropractic Healing Hands For You sees this type of condition often in our Portland office. Let's look at why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help you heal.

There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.

Direct trauma can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.

More frequently, Chiropractic Healing Hands For You finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with both kinds of shoulder problems in our Portland office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Chiropractic Healing Hands For You has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Chiropractic Healing Hands For You will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (503) 771-1974 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Headache and Car Accidents

We treat many car accident cases in in our Portland office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. Why is headache such a common condition after a car crash? How can your chiropractor help you heal?

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by a car crash, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. In a crash, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in inflammation and discomfort. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another common cause of pain after a crash that we see in our Portland office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to protect against the creation of scar tissue.

Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Your chiropractor will help reduce the swelling and strain in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.

Chiropractic Healing Hands For You is here in Portland to help you recover from headache. We've been helping patients since 2005 and we can probably help you, too. Chiropractic Healing Hands For You will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (503) 771-1974 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Back Pain and Car Accidents

We manage many car accident cases in in our Portland office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is back pain. Chiropractic is an effective way to treat back pain. Let's look at how back pain is caused by a crash and how Chiropractic Healing Hands For You can help you.

During a rear-end car crash, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your body. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your back, the car seat can put inconsistent pressure on your lower back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential movement can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Chiropractic Healing Hands For You is here in Portland to help you recover from back pain. We've been helping patients since 2005 and we can probably help you, too. Chiropractic Healing Hands For You will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (503) 771-1974 to make an appointment.

 

Many people report back pain after a car crash.
 

How Chiropractic Can Help You Avoid Chronic Auto Injury Pain

Approximately 2.3 million people are injured each year in auto accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to heal from their injuries relatively quickly, others are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Portland office. Fortunately, Chiropractic Healing Hands For You is here to help you recover from your auto injury.

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was carried out on 28 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic care and 93 percent of them experienced pain relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic is a great way to avoid long-term pain after an auto injury.

It's important to note that studies have also found that putting off treatment after a car crash can adversely affect healing time, so getting in to see Chiropractic Healing Hands For You immediately is key to having a speedier recovery.

Chiropractic Healing Hands For You has worked with many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Portland office today for more information or an appointment.

Resources

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.
 

Headache and Auto Injury

If you are suffering from headache after an auto collision, don't despair. Chiropractic Healing Hands For You sees this type of problem frequently in our Portland office. Let's look at the root cause of headache after an accident and see how your chiropractor can help.

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by an auto injury, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in swelling and pain. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another common cause of headache after a crash that we see in our Portland office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to avoid the creation of scar tissue.

Chiropractic is an effective way to treat headaches, including those caused by car crashes. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the irritation and tension in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.

Chiropractic Healing Hands For You has been helping patients in Portland since 2005, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. Chiropractic Healing Hands For You will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (503) 771-1974 to make an appointment.

 

Portland TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Portland TMJ Treatment by Chiropractic Healing Hands For YouJaw pain is a fairly typical condition reported by many people after a car crash, and it can be challenging for some health practitioners to diagnose the root of the problem. Complicating the matter, very often you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the original injury.

Chiropractic Healing Hands For You has helped many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical research explains what produces these types of symptoms. During a crash, the tissues in your neck are commonly stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central nervous system is one functioning unit, inflammation of the nerves can cause pain in other parts of your body.

For example, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause tingling or pins and needles in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injury, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a wreck are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Chiropractic Healing Hands For You sees this very often in our Portland office.

Research shows that the root of many jaw or TMJ symptoms starts in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The key to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Chiropractic Healing Hands For You will work to return your spine back to health, reducing the inflammation, treating the injured tissues, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Chiropractic Healing Hands For You has found that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy condition.

If you reside in Portland and you've been injured in a crash, Chiropractic Healing Hands For You can help. We've been treating auto injury patients since 2005, and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (503) 771-1974 for an appointment.

Ciancaglini R, Testa M, Radaelli G. Association of neck pain with symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in the general adult population. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 1999;31:17-22.

Brantingham JW, Cassa TK, Bonnefin D, Pribicevic M, Robb A, et al. Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a system review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013;36(3):143-201.

 

Avoiding Chronic Pain After an Auto Injury

Over 2 million people are injured every year in car accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries fairly quickly, many are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Portland office. Thankfully, Chiropractic Healing Hands For You is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was carried out on 28 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic adjustments and 93 percent of them found relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic is a great way to avoid long-term pain after a crash.

It's important to note that studies have also found that putting off treatment after a car crash can adversely affect recovery time, so getting in to see Chiropractic Healing Hands For You as soon as possible is key to having a quicker recovery.

Chiropractic Healing Hands For You has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Portland office today for more information or an appointment.

Sources

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.