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Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, Holistic Wellness & Functional Nutrition located in Portland, OR

Car Accident Injuries services offered in Portland, OR

Even in a low-speed car accident, injuries like soft tissue strain and whiplash can happen and cause long-lasting pain. At Optimal Health in the Buckman neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, chiropractic expert Terry Ycasas, and the team provide advanced chiropractic and Traditional Chinese medicine treatments for various car accident injuries. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book one online today.

Car Accident Injuries Q & A

What are car accident injuries?

Car accident injuries happen to your body when you get into a collision as the driver or passenger of a car. Even low-speed accidents can lead to a variety of injuries and significant, long-lasting pain. The team at Optimal Health specializes in identifying car accident injuries and helping your body heal. 

You should schedule a chiropractic examination not long after your car accident. Even if you’re not in pain at first, symptoms from car accident injuries can manifest a few days after the accident. 

Even though some injuries from car accidents are relatively minor and easy to treat, like spinal misalignment or mild muscle strain, chiropractic care gets you back into your routine as quickly as possible. The team at Optimal Health also teaches you exercises you can use to continue your care at home. 

What are some of the most common car accident injuries?

A car accident can result in a wide variety of injuries, depending on whether or not you were wearing a seatbelt, how fast you were going, and other factors. Common car accident injuries the Optimal Health team treats include:


Whiplash injuries

Whiplash is a specific type of soft tissue strain that happens when your neck jerks backward and forward. It often results in neck pain, stiffness, headaches, and fatigue.


Other soft tissue injuries

Other soft tissue injuries that happen in car accidents include strains and sprains across your body, including your back, knees, and shoulders. 


Herniated disc

Herniated discs happen when part of a spinal disc, which sits between vertebrae, slips out of its place. They can compress nearby nerves and cause local or referred pain. These injuries respond well to chiropractic adjustments, traction, and spinal decompression. 

How are car accident injuries treated?

The Optimal Health team treats your car accident injuries after a detailed chiropractic examination and consultation. Once they locate your injuries and assess your symptoms, they develop a treatment plan that includes chiropractic adjustment techniques as well as Traditional Chinese medicine. 

Depending on the types of car accident injuries you have, the team at Optimal Health might recommend:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic manipulation (high-velocity)
  • Chiropractic mobilization (low-velocity)
  • Cupping
  • Teishin
  • NuLeaf® CBD products
  • Traction/spinal decompression therapy

Alongside the treatments you get in the office at Optimal Health, the team can also teach you beneficial exercises to use at home that promote healing and mobility. 

For more information about car accident injuries and their treatments at Optimal Health, schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.