Auto Accident Injuries
With car accident patients the most important goal of treatment is to reduce pain, reduce muscle spasm, reduce inflammation, increase circulation and healing, allow you to sleep without pain, and to allow you to perform normal daily activities including work without pain.
In most cases massage therapy will be incorporated with chiropractic care to achieve the best results.
Common injuries due to car accidents are whiplash, sprains, strains, headaches, disc herniations, disc bulges, nerve pain, anxiousness, and difficulty sleeping, sitting, standing, and walking.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident seeing chiropractic treatment as soon as possible can help to speed up your recovery.
It is not uncommon for those involved in car accidents to not feel pain directly after the injury. The body goes into a fight or flight state and endorphins are naturally released due to the trauma and stress. Even if you do not feel pain, it is important to have a spinal check up if you are involved in a car accident. Chances are the aches and pains will set in after a few days and you will be glad you were proactive in your treatment.
A valid auto insurance policy claim will cover all treatment expenses and there is no expected out of pocket cost to the patient.
Work Related Injuries
It doesn’t take a physically strenuous job to have an on the job injury.
One may suffer a neck injury due to reading a computer screen for too long, or working in an environment with poor ergonomics, possibly an overuse injury due to typing, repetitively using a hammer, or lifting heavy objects.
The best way to avoid injury is to save your body by practicing safe lifting techniques and good ergonomics and posture. Your chiropractor can help you with this. Also your chiropractor can help you strengthen the core muscles and remove muscle imbalance to prevent these injuries.
If you are injured at work chiropractors are accepted as treating physicians under Oregon Worker’s Compensation insurance and can provide effective treatment to get you back to work and our of pain.
There is no need for a medical doctors referral to receive chiropractic care initially and we work closely with other providers to help you recover quickly.
Muscle Spasm and Tension Treatment
What came first the chicken or the egg??? This is what we must decide when treating muscle tension or spasm conditions.
What came first the muscle tension or the spinal dysfunction?
In almost all cases muscle spasm will create joint dysfunction due to the constant tension and pulling muscle leading to misaligned and stiff vertebrae.
On the other hand misalignment and poor motion of the spine can cause muscle tension and spasm.
This is a condition that can be treated by adjustments to align the spine and manual therapy techniques to reduce muscle spasm and muscle tension and to stretch tight muscles.
Ultrasound and Interferential current treatments are also effective in offering muscle relief.
Chiropractic provides great results for those experiencing tension headaches, cervicogenic headaches (headaches coming from a tight neck), and migraine headaches. Misalignment of the vertebrae may cause muscle tension and together may irritate or impinge nerves that travel up the head resulting in headaches.
Chiropractic treatment is highly effective in relaxing the muscles, correcting joint dysfunction, and removing nerve irritation. Typically with chiropractic treatment headaches will first reduce in frequency, severity, and duration, then become absent.
Dr. Teah will also evaluate for complicating factors and other causes of headaches like poor posture, dehydration, nutrition, food allergies, stress, and other possibilities.
Chiropractic is a safe and essential part of pregnancy
Dr. Teah helps expecting moms have a more comfortable pregnancy through chiropractic care. Having a balanced pelvis is very important for the mother as well as the baby. Misalignment in the pelvis can be due to dysfunctional joints, ligaments, or muscles. It can occur because of injury, poor posture, or as a result of the normal body changes that occur with pregnancy. Side effects from a misbalanced pelvis may include pain, nerve impingement or irritation, and a less than optimal space for the growing baby.
Dr. Teah is certified in the Webster Technique which uses chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue modalities to balance the pelvis and restore normal nervous system function. This technique has been studied to be effective in pregnant women to reduce pain during pregnancy and reduce difficulties during delivery.
Dr. Webster (founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) sites in some literature that women who began care with breech presenting babies found that after restoring the normal balance of the pelvis and nervous system the babies frequently turned to a more optimal position. These cases are currently being researched.
Visit the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association to learn more about the Webster Technique.
Have your questions answered by scheduling a free consultation in person or over the phone at (503) 481-0225 or schedule online at www.TrueBalanceChiropractor.com.