Most people injured in a motor vehicle accident sustain injuries to the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the neck and back, otherwise known as soft tissue injuries. Many patients also exhibit accompanying symptoms ranging from headaches to concussion-like symptoms.
The job of the treating doctor managing the case is to connect the patient with the treatment resources that give the patient the best chance to recover and the best opportunity to avoid having the injuries morph into a chronic pain condition.
Most car accident patients with solely soft tissue injuries are more or less back to their pre-accident condition within approximately 6 months. Some continue to have symptoms for a longer period of time. 10 to 20 percent of such individuals are still exhibiting symptoms 2 years after the accident. The medical literature takes the stance that these unfortunate individuals are unlikely to return to their pre-accident state of health.
So what does the medical literature say as to what specific form of treatment or therapy is the most effective in treating these types of injuries? There is an absolute consensus in the literature that no particular discipline can claim the title of Best Therapy, despite the valiant efforts of some very vocal advocates within each profession.
The most effective treatment is a multidisciplinary program that offers a combination of chiropractic care, massage therapy, physiotherapy and active rehab/kinesiology.
At Cascadia Chiropractic Centre we have a friendly health care team with a combined experience of over 40 years ready to help. Offering the most technologically advanced equipment to effectively diagnose and treat our patients, we are confident we can provide you the best the industry has to offer. Whether you need to get out of pain and improve mobility or just want to improve your health, our goal is simple…we can help you reach yours.