Unlike standard medical doctors whom you visit when you have a symptom to be treated,
chiropractors offer adjustments to improve spinal biomechanics and overall well-being before
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating,
organism. The brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body control these important
functions. If the nervous system is impaired, it can cause malfunction of the tissues and
organs throughout the body.
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction,
applied to a joint that is out of alignment with the spine which cause pinched nerves. This
adds motion to the joint, helping the bones gradually return to a more normal position and
motion. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is improved spinal function, improved
nervous system function, and improved health.
Since the primary focus of your care is improved nervous system function, not only does
chiropractic restores the normal function to the spine and back but also has a positive
effect on many health conditions not normally thought of as “back” problems.
Most often an automobile accident will not cause fractures or broken bones but rather soft
tissue injuries. These injuries usually affect the back and neck and or a shoulder or knee.
These injuries need to be addressed by Chiropractic to correct the biomechanical damage that
the spine and other structures are subjected to in these type of accidents. If not
corrected, the spine can suffer long term damages affecting the bones, discs, nerves and
This pain is usually associated with nerve irritation originating in the spine. All of the
nerves in the arms and legs come from the spine. It will continue to cause pain in the arms
and legs until freed from its irritation. Nerves in the neck can be compressed by bones,
discs, or muscles. Same thing in the low back. Once we determine exactly what is creating
the problem, through exam and investigation, we can then effectively treat the root cause of
Chiropractors take x-rays because they are a valuable tool to look at the structure and see
what is going on and how its affecting the spine. Xrays can tell us if its an old or new
problems because of the wear and tear. If the wear and tear is advanced, this is called
arthritis because there are degenerative changes to affected parts of the spine or joint. It
also shows us the general biomechanics of the spine and help us determine treatment options.
Yes, in Oregon auto insurance will pay for your medical bills in full regardless of who is
at fault for the collision. Oregon auto insurance policies carry a personal injury
protection clause of at least $15,000 per person, per vehicle. If you were not driving the
vehicle the driver’s auto insurance will cover your medical bills. You do not need a
referral to see a Chiropractor.
Initially the goal of treatment will be to reduce pain and swelling. After the acute phase
of healing has passed, the main goal is to get the body moving properly with Chiropractic
adjusting (also called manipulation), soft tissue therapies (massage), and rehabilitation.
Chiropractic manipulation enables the joints and muscles to move in the correct manner.
After a car accident, or any other trauma in which your body is jerked around, soft tissues
including muscles, ligaments, tendons, and even joint capsules are injured. The body repairs
these soft tissues with scar tissue, which can restrict joint movement and even cause pain.
One goal of treatment after this type of injury is to rehabilitate the joints and soft
tissues surrounding the joints. Over time, untreated muscle spasms or contracture/tightening
of soft tissues can lead to abnormal joint motion and osteoarthritis or degenerative changes
in the spine (which is irreversible).
No. Under Oregon law, a doctor of Chiropractic can be your attending physician for 60 days
or 18 treatments, whichever comes first. Depending on your individual injury I can prescribe
massage therapy, which is covered by the insurance. As long as your claim is accepted,
accrued medical bills will be paid in full by insurance.
Absolutely. Chiropractic care is very scientific and precise. The Chiropractic Doctor is
well trained with many years of schooling before he can be called a Chiropractor trained to
deal with biomechanical problems affecting the spine.
Car accidents, work related accidents, chronic and acute headaches, arm or leg pain and/or
numbness, health issues. The spine is responsible for sending important messages that
control the function of the body. They all exit the spine. Therefore there are many times
when correcting and healing the spine, the body also heals from many ailments it may be
I have been a treating Chiropractor for nearly 20 years. My experience in both the clinical
aspect and the medicolegal arena has helped my patients recuperate better, faster and
transmitting any important medical information the legal side may need for a quick
resolution to their case. I take pride in the therapeutic equipment our facility has to have
the most up to date tools to care for our patients. From digital xray to lasers and foot
analysis. We have it to help the patient improve from their spinal injury.
Ice should be used on a new injury or re-injury. The body’s natural response to injury is
muscle spasm and swelling. This occurs to protect the injured area and prevent further
injury. Ice helps to reduce swelling and prevents further swelling, which interferes with
proper healing and repair of damaged tissues. Ice should be used for no more than 15-20
minute at a time per hour, but can be used every hour. Never place ice directly on the skin.
Instead, place a moist paper towel between the ice and your skin.
Heat is best for very minor aches and pains. Heat brings blood to an area, which brings more
nutrients, which helps tissues heal. Too much heat could cause swelling and start you off at
square one again. But if in doubt of which to use, always use ice. Consult your doctor
before using heat.
We encourage you to inform your Medical Doctor that you are receiving Chiropractic
treatment. In fact, our practice enjoys working together with patient-centered medical
providers. We will gladly forward a copy of our findings to your primary care physician as a
courtesy to you and your caregivers. Many of our patients request that we contact their
primary care provider in order to introduce ourselves, or to provide them with information
about our practice. The key to comprehensive care is communication.
Car accident? You need us. Contact us
503-512-7076 We will file your insurance paperwork for yo so that you
worry on just getting
We can refer you to legal council if you need it.