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November 12, 2018 Uncategorized

Massage After Auto Accident

Vehicle injuries result in more pain than typically realized, even in a low impact accident. Stress hormones act as a pain management mechanism. The hormones provide temporary relief to an affected area.  It can often to a full day or three to feel the impact that the stress has had on the body.  This is why it is so imperative that you see your chiropractor to check your overall condition prior to moving forward with the assumption that “it’s not that bad”. 

Massage after Auto Accident

Whiplash symptoms often worsen after 24 to 48 hours. At times the symptoms can increase over a 3 week period, making you think it really isn’t as serious as it is. Urgent assessment is necessary to provide you with proper at home management, in office care and possibly prevent a seemingly minor injury from becoming a chronic condition.  Massage therapy is a common, non-invasive treatment for an auto accident. 

What can Massage Do?

Massage after auto accident can provide a wealth of value to a recently injured patient: 

  1. Stimulate blood circulation and decrease inflammation 
  2. Reduce spasms to the muscle and tissues
  3. Improve range of motion and overall mobility 
  4. Lower blood pressure
  5. Improve serotonin levels with helps the mind and body to relax
  6. Overall…help you heal faster! 

If you or a friend have recently been involved in an auto accident, don’t hesitate to contact our office at 503-206-4620 and let our professional and extremely skilled staff help you!  Massage after auto accident can make all the difference when provided in conjunction with regular chiropractic and rehabilitation treatments. 


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November 26, 2017 Uncategorized

Chiropractic vs Standard Treatment Comparison  

Conventional treatments for neck pain verses alternative care, which is most helpful?  There have been many studies.  Here we review the Chiropractic vs Standard treatments to reveal which is most helpful on average.

Chiropractor and Alternative Medicine vs. Standard Medical

Chiropractic vs Standard

Neck pain is a symptom of a wide variety of causes.  Sometimes it can be a basic mechanical problem (joints and muscles), while other times it can be due to the process of a very serious disease or problem. Whenever there is a problem like this, always be sure to get examined by a professional health care provider first for your neck pain; both a chiropractor and medical doctor have these credentials and will take an accurate and thorough examination.

Neck pain is most commonly caused from a prolonged strained position, a quick unguarded movement which sprains or strains the area, or just a gradual worsening from tight joints and muscles.  Standard medical care is usually along the lines of:  prescription medications, rest, heat/ice, then if it doesn’t go away get an xray or MRI.  This approach is completely symptom-based.  The treatment for neck pain by a chiropractor looks much deeper at what caused the problem initially, rather than just looking at the symptoms.

Sports Medicine Chiropractor

Here’s how a sports med chiropractor looks at neck pain… Let’s find the cause of what started the symptoms in the first place,  then we can not only treat the symptoms, but also what caused the symptoms in the first place, thereby lowering the risk of it coming back later.

This is the difference with alternative medicine; it generally looks at other contributing areas instead of focusing solely on where the symptoms are.  There’s a lot of opinions about alternative medicine, but taking a whole body approach – or at least a surrounding areas approach – will give a much better understanding to what may have caused the pain in the first place.  Just don’t take wikipedia’s advice on it – there is still quite a large amount of bias.  I also find it humorous that there are so many places that bash on chiropractors, but osteopaths get a pass.  Even though most of our education is the same and we perform pretty much the same treatment 🙂

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Yours in Health,

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Davis 


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