If you have ever been in an accident or suffered a trauma you need to have your spine checked by a doctor of chiropractic. Any subluxations (vertebrae out of place) created in your spine during the accident often remain in your body and prevent you from healing properly. That may be the reason why over half of accident victims never completely recover from their injuries and may live on painkillers, physical therapy, or even repeated surgery for years. Sometimes they’re told that they’ll have to live in pain for the rest of their lives!
It must be emphasized that chiropractic never opposes necessary medical care. In emergencies, the first order of business is always controlling life threatening situations such as hemorrhage, cessation of breath, broken bones, serious contusions or abrasions, shock and the like. That is the specialty of emergency medicine.
However, many additional lives would be saved if a doctor of chiropractic also attended to the accident victim. Unfortunately today, millions of accident victims leave the hospital with as many subluxations as they had when they entered. That’s a big reason why so many people say, “I haven’t felt right since the accident,” and why they may continue to suffer for months, years, or even decades afterwards.
Anyone who has been in an accident, even if there are no obvious symptoms, should get a chiropractic check up. The damage from spinal subluxations may take months or years to surface and a simple spinal check up today could save an accident victim from much pain and illness later. Dr. Marina is a premier Portland chiropractor happy to give complimentary consultations to anyone who has been in an accident or injured.