State-Of-The-Art Detection For Injury
Whether you have a new injury or of you have been dealing with an injury for a long time that has not been properly diagnosed, Dr. Owen can help. Our office utilizes MyVision, the latest development in gathering objective, physiological data. To date, Dr. Owen is the only chiropractor in Salem, Oregon that incorporates this powerful tool for diagnosing problem areas that others do not have the ability to detect.
Detecting injuries properly is the key to helping you get onto the road to recovery much faster!
Take a moment to see exactly how MyoVision works.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a medical condition caused by neck injuries resulting from the forceful and rapid movement of the neck back and forth, like a whip. It usually occurs during rear-ended car accidents, sports and other traumatic accidents.
Signs and Symptoms of Whiplash
The most common symptoms and signs of whiplash include headaches, neck stiffness and pain. Many patients have neck complaints; medical examinations that reveal injury, dislocation and/or fracture(s) to the spinal cord.
Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash
Dr. Owen examines each patient to determine the severity of whiplash and will prescribe his treatment accordingly. Treatment will be directed towards dealing with the primary dysfunctions that were detected on examination and diagnosis. Possible recommends include:
a) Ergonomic lifestyle changes
c) Muscle stimulation and/or relaxation
d) Physical exercise
Because each injury is unique, our prescription for rehabilitation and treatment is also custom tailored.
The main treatment for whiplash and joint dysfunction involves the manipulation of the spine. This involves moving the affected joint gently towards the direction of the neck restriction.
This is one of our services that may be called upon to treat whiplash. It consists of gentle stretches on the tense muscle(s) and/or repeated contractions of the inhibited muscle.
Sensorimotor & Stabilization Exercises
Sensorimotor and stabilization exercises, on the other hand, are designed to correctly treat faulty patterns of neck movement.
If you have been involved in a recent car accident and are in the Salem, Or area, give us a call so we can help! This condition is debilitating and may take a turn for the worse if not properly diagnosed and treated.
This condition is debilitating and may take a turn for the worse if not properly diagnosed and treated.