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No Symptoms Doesn't Always Mean no Injuries After Auto Accident Says Dr. Samantha Stuart, DC, PC

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The rainy season has begun in Portland and with it brings an increase in the number of automobile accidents. According to Dr. Samantha Stuart, DC, PC, "For those who are involved in an automobile accident, it is very important to get treated even if there are no symptoms. A lack of symptoms doesn't necessarily mean there are no injuries." Some of the most common injuries associated with automobile accidents include whiplash, neck pain, low back pain and shoulder injuries. "Our clinic has many services available to help those who have sustained these types of injuries and others after being involved in an automobile accident."

One of the most common injuries sustained but also ignored after an automobile accident is whiplash. While it is not life threatening, it can cause partial disability if not treated right away. Some symptoms of whiplash include pain and stiffness in the neck, headache, dizziness, fatigue and visual disturbances. Whiplash can take an emotional toll as well and cause frustration, depression and anxiety. In cases of whiplash, chiropractic adjustments help to bring alignment back to the spine and relieve pressure on the nerves. Besides whiplash, car accidents can also cause lower back pain, a herniated disc and shoulder injuries. Spinal adjustments can help treat these types of injuries as well.

While some motorists do not go to the hospital or receive any kind of treatment following an automobile accident, others do go to the emergency room or see their doctor. If there is no obvious injury, most treating physicians simply give the patient pain medication and send them on their way. However, this does not treat the root of the problem, which might involve an injury to the musculoskeletal system.

Only doctors trained in spinal manipulations and who have the ability to identify subluxations in the spine will have the ability to put the spine back into alignment. This is why it is critical for those involved in an auto accident to see a chiropractor even after getting evaluated by another health care provider. Doing so will help prevent any long-term problems with the back and neck and alleviate chronic pain, which often accompanies injuries sustained in an auto accident. "Even motorists who have minimal pain after an automobile accident should get evaluated by a chiropractor," says Dr. Samantha Stuart.

Dr. Samantha Stuart, DC, PC is a Portland chiropractor who specializes in providing chiropractic care to patients with neck and back pain, or who have been injured in an automobile accident. Other services include corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling. Dr. Samantha Stuart, DC, PC is located at 11657 NE Glisan Street. Make an appointment by calling 503-451-6670 or by going to their website at http://portlandorchiro.com.

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