Friday, September 29, 2017

Treating Whiplash

Experiencing a car accident is a tough situation on a number of levels and most of us tend to worry about our automobile before we take care of ourselves. What most of us don’t realize however is that our body in a way is like a car and sometimes it needs to be fine-tuned to perform the way it was designed. While no one ever wants to be in an auto accident, it is important to know how to proceed with injuries should you ever be involved in one. At Locke Chiropractic, Dr. Nicholas Locke, DC, CCSP can discuss an individualized treatment plan depending on where the injury occurs.

One of the most common injuries to occur from a car accident is the damaging effect of whiplash. Whiplash occurs when a sudden, jarring movement of the head is sustained backward, forward, or even to the side. Whiplash destabilizes the spine and can cause blurred vision, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, arm pain, and low back pain. Since chiropractors study the care of bones, muscles, nerves and connective tissue, they are crucial to visit after an accident occurs. Early care and treatment mean fully recovering. If left untreated, auto injuries can lead to other serious health problems. Depending on the problem area, Dr. Nicholas Locke, DC, CCSP may recommend spinal adjustments and manipulation, massage therapy, electric muscle stimulation or therapeutic ultrasound.

If you’ve recently been injured in an auto accident, put yourself first by giving us a call. To learn about the services we provide to our patients, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nicholas Locke, DC, CCSP in Tualatin, OR, call 503-620-6480.

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