Keizer, Oregon’s Most Reputable Auto Injury Chiropractor
Vehicle collisions are the most common culprit of injury to the body’s tissues and joints. But the good news is that, like a good auto body mechanic, an auto injury chiropractor can reverse the damage after an accident.
Our chiropractor helps auto accident victims manage pain and recover thoroughly while mitigating the risk of developing long-term degenerative conditions.
Dr. Daniel O. Cook, DC, is pleased to offer customized chiropractic treatments for auto injury patients at his office near Keizer, Oregon.
Don’t Car Crash Safety Features Minimize Injury?
Muscle and joint injuries can result even from low-impact collisions. In fact, chiropractors frequently treat patients who were involved in accidents at speeds of under 3 miles per hour. Even at speeds this low, whiplash and other neck injuries can occur.
And unlike the body of a vehicle, the body of a human was not designed to withstand forceful changes in speed or sudden impact – even though modern vehicles are exceptionally advanced, equipped to minimize the effect collisions have on passengers more than ever before.
But, once the vehicle has absorbed as much of the force as it’s designed to, the occupants take the rest.
The result is any number of neck, back, shoulder, and spinal injuries.
Further exacerbating the experience, many of these injuries are not visible.
Soft tissue damage within muscles, discs, and ligaments are healed with scar tissue but can have lasting effects; with pain sometimes not appearing until years after.
Modern vehicles are equipped with robust bumpers, dash and curtain airbags, crumple zones, anti-lock brakes, traction control, seatbelts, side-impact protection, and safety-forward cabin design. But they can only do so much.
Injuries that Can Occur Immediately Following a Car Accident
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Muscle Spasms and Stiffness
Conditions that Can Develop Over Time
- Neck pain
- Sleep and Concentration Difficulties
- Irritability and Memory Loss
- Chronic Muscle Tension and Spasms
- Lower Back Pain
- Spinal Disc Degeneration
- Inflamed Arthritis
- Poor Posture
- Sore and Inflexible Muscles
- Greater Chance of Repeat Injury
How Does Chiropractic Help the Body Rehabilitate After a Low-Impact Collision?
Chiropractic care is often the first choice for relieving the pain when automobile, sports, or work injuries occur because chiropractors specialize in the fundamentals of joint and soft tissue healing using spinal manipulation and physical therapy modalities.
Keizer Chiropractor, Dr. Cook, and his staff have years of experience treating patients who have sustained auto injuries and offer treatments that optimize the healing ability of the body.
Treatment techniques include gentle spinal manipulation, massage, cold laser therapy, ultrasound, Kinesiotape®, therapeutic exercise and the application of hot and cold therapy.
If needed, Dr. Cook also works with medical doctors and physical therapists to optimize a patient’s treatment plan.
We look forward to helping you manage pain and heal faster.