Laura Miller, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Portland, OR

After an injury, it can take quite a while for a person to return to their normal state of function. Rehabilitation is an essential component of the services offered by Dr. Laura Miller at Sellwood Chiropractic Clinic in Portland, OR. From athletes to people injured on the job, many patients find relief in chiropractic care.

Rehabilitation Q & A

What are the most common conditions that lead patients to seek chiropractic rehabilitation?

Each and every patient has a unique set of needs, and comes to the practice for different reasons. In many cases, a patient has sustained an injury while participating in sports or other physical competition. Placing the body under high levels of stress and participating in high-contact sports can lead to a number of injuries to joints, muscles, and other soft tissues. By seeking chiropractic rehabilitation, athletes are able to address painful conditions, while also making progress to restore optimal function. In fact, many find that their overall performance improves as a result of chiropractic care.

What about non-sports injuries?

Rehabilitation plays a role in the recovery process from all types of injuries, not only sport-related issues. Many people seek rehabilitation after a fall, simple sprain or even following a surgical procedure. Chronic conditions related to the workplace also brings many patients in for care. Examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, posture-related problems, issues related to sciatica and more. Rehabilitation has helped many people move beyond chronic pain and back to a healthy physical state.

What about injuries related to car accidents?

Being involved in a car accident can have a number of serious outcomes. The jarring force of a car accident can place an immediate strain on the spinal column, leading to significant pain. Whiplash is a common condition that is tied to car accidents. The force of the collision causes the head to violently move forward and back, which can cause small tears in the discs that cushion the vertebrae in the upper spine. That can lead to a reduction in the resiliency of those joints, as well as reduced shock absorption. Rehabilitation can help patients to recover from whiplash and other car accident injuries and is often covered by medical insurance.