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I am going to Eastside Spine & Injury three times a week for treatment on my back and neck from a car accident I was in. The pain I deal with is awful and hard to tolerate. But I LOVE how I am progressively improving since Dr. Sims has started treating me. I would recommend them to anyone. Also a very comfortable place to be.
It is common for those who experience auto injuries in Milwaukie, OR to head to the hospital to assess their injuries. While this is a wise thing to do, it is equally important to investigate your options in chiropractic care. While we all hear of devastating and life changing injuries that leave the victims with obvious disabilities, most injuries don't appear that severe at all. It can be tempting for some who feel just a little bit of lower back pain or neck pain to bypass chiropractic care completely, but it is in these instances that seeing an OR chiropractor is especially important.
When an auto accident happens and injuries seems slight, or are possibly not felt at all, part of the reason why is because of the person's adrenaline. At Eastside Spine and Injury we've seen people who have thought after an accident, "I'm still here, why should I complain?" They might head to bed thankful, and wake up in pain or with limited movement. Chances are, the discomfort is related to the accident, but if it isn't checked out right away, it can be more difficult to prove to your auto insurance company if you're filing a claim. Also, when we are able to start auto injury treatment right away, it often works better and more quickly. Because of our skill and diagnostic capabilities, our chiropractor at Eastside Spine and Injury can often determine injuries before you fully feel them, and can make an assessment of what will be necessary to treat them, how long the treatment will take, and what it will cost. This is all information that your insurance company will need to have, as will your personal injury attorney, should you decide to file a lawsuit.
In many ways, auto injuries in Milwaukie are practically "made" to be treated with chiropractic care. A sudden collision is jarring and can easily throw the victim physically off balance. Some of the most common injuries seen by our chiropractor in Milwaukie include:
Many of these will require some treatment from a traditional physician as well as a chiropractor, but neck pain, whiplash, back injuries, and many leg and knee injuries can often benefit from a chiropractor's auto injury treatment.
One of the first things to look for in an OR chiropractor after an auto accident is the doctor's experience with auto injury treatment. Our local chiropractor, Dr. Brian Simms at Eastside Spine & Injury in Milwaukie, OR, has proven success in this area. When Dr. Simms sees a patient after an auto injury, he does an assessment than determines the extent of the injury, the need to refer to a specialist, the need for MRI or CT diagnostics, estimated recovery time, and the extent that mobility will be limited, as well as the course of treatment, including the cost.
After an accident, you should go in to see the chiropractor as soon as possible. In order to make visits go smoothly, at Eastside Spine & Injury in Milwaukie, OR, we have various online forms available that should be completed before arrival if possible. Whether you need chiropractic care due to an accident, or for some other reason, Eastside Spine & Injury is here to help. Contact us at (503) 654-7400 with any questions or to schedule your appointment.