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. 


August 10, 2018 Uncategorized

Massage Helps Greatly After an Auto Injury

The main problem with auto injury is that the whiplash directly damages the ligaments of the spine which significantly affects the stability of the body’s structures.  This is exactly what our team of massage therapists target to help get you better quickly and efficiently.

auto injury

Signs You May Need to Visit Us

Here are some signs you should look for after a car accident that may indicate you have a bigger auto injury claim on your hands than you realized.


You are concussed when you have had a blow to the head that may have taken you temporarily out of consciousness.  Most auto injuries happen as a result to a violent shock to the body.  Unfortunately the body is so resilient in the moment of shock that we do not typically feel the effects of the injury until days or even weeks later.

If your head was hit during an auto accident, it is very likely that you may have a concussion and not even know it.  If you have, and experience headaches since the accident, massage therapy can help reduce them.


A jerk of the head during an auto accident can easily cause instant whiplash to the neck and spine.  This is an over extension of the spinal cord that can disrupt nerve endings, pinch nerves, and dislodge hanging ribs.  All of these possible and very likely events can lead to ongoing headaches, stiffness, and sore muscles.  It is important not to overlook these very important signs.  Massage therapy can help those soft tissue regions to relax and allow for proper healing.

Knee Pain

All too often an auto injury will consist of complains of knee pain.  This is due to the fact that your body had been thrust forward, forcing your knees into the dash.  It is very common for knee injury to go unnoticed as most effected parties are hyper focused on making certain everyone involved is okay,  and trying to get everyone out of harms way.  You may notice your knees are sore, achy and walking or bending hurts.  Massage can help this region greatly!

Other than the obvious spinal injuries than can come with any car accident, these three topics are the ones that most individuals tend to brush off.  These three can also cause the most ongoing pain and complains when not addressed with a medical professional right away. Even if you think you feel fine after an auto injury, it is important to be assessed and receive massage to the entire body for a few weeks at minimum to ensure your body is healing properly.



October 2, 2015 Uncategorized

Oh no!  Is anyone Injured?

You’d be surprised how often people do not check on everyone to see if anyone has been injured at an auto accident.  Tigard PD will gladly assist you to safety.  Elevation Chiropractic will assist you back to wellness!

Injured in Tigard OR

Have you recently experienced an Auto Accident? 

Dr. Justin Davis, your local Tigard Chiropractor, chats with us on the importance of proper adjustment and care after an auto accident.  

The seasons are changing!  As summer slowly draws to a close and fall’s colors begin unfolding a few things change, specifically in regards to driving:  weather gets colder, roads get wetter and sometimes icier, and the sun goes down a lot earlier. All of these make for fun fall conditions, but it also puts us as Oregonians at a higher risk of an auto accident and injured parties, specifically for us located in Tigard where there always seems to be traffic congestion. Chiropractic is regularly used for auto accident treatment, and it is becoming much more common these days to see the combination of massage and physical therapy type exercises added into it as well.  This gives a much more all-encompassing treatment approach, which is exactly what we provide at Elevation Chiropractic and Rehabilitation.

Our Treatment

We have been treating injured auto accident sufferers with quality chiropractic care for years, and have great results with our Big 3 Blend of treatment.  It is comforting to see that more and more clinics in the greater Portland area are shifting away from the basic chiropractic care for auto accident injuries and are now starting to add more depth to their clinics with the same type of treatment that we offer.  Even if you don’t use our chiropractic clinic for your auto accident pain, then definitely look at a potential clinic’s website, read the reviews, and decide for yourself if they offer the thorough and comprehensive care (chiropractic, massage, physical therapy) that has been shown to work so well together.


Learn more about the future of Chiropractic care here. 


Elevation Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
9900 SW Greenburg Rd, Suite 185
Tigard, OR 97223
Phone: (503) 206-4620
Text: (503) 496-7351
Fax: (503) 213-9800

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