It’s Normal to Be Nervous
A lot of people are nervous about visiting a chiropractor. If you’re in significant pain, the last thing you want is to have someone touch your sore places. Maybe you’re worried treatment will hurt or cause more trauma to your joints and vertebrae, making things even worse.
The good news is that chiropractic adjustments don’t have to include cracking and popping to be effective. In my office, I can use traditional and/or gentle low-force chiropractic adjustments, which provide a gentle way to adjust the spine, skull, and internal organs. Low-force adjustments do not hurt, yet they are extremely effective. Some examples of low-force adjustments I use are cranio-sacral, visceral manipulation, counter-strain, muscle energy, myofascial release, Arthrostim, and percussor methods.
A High Success Rate
The Southern Oregon Sports and Spine office where I work is unique in that it is staffed by two chiropractors — Dr. Marc Heller and me (Dr. Matt Terreri) — so that if either one of us has a particularly perplexing case, we can consult with each other and benefit from each other’s knowledge.
I have 13 years of experience studying both trauma and sports medicine. I’ve made continuing education a priority so I can stay up-to-date on developments in the field. Because I’m an expert in motor vehicle collision injuries, I’ve even been asked to testify in court. My colleague, Dr. Marc Heller, is a nationally respected expert and author on tailbone, sacroiliac, and lower back pain, and has been practicing chiropractic for over 32 years. Together, we make a pretty good team.
Another thing that makes our office special is in that in addition to chiropractic services, we also provide soft tissue therapies, which allow your muscles to release their tight hold. These include massage, laser therapy, micro-current stimulation (a pain-free form of electrical healing), and Scenar electro-stim (which uses biofeedback to locate your pain hot spots and guide the current toward them). In addition, we provide you with specialized rehabilitation exercises and stretches to teach your body new, pain-free ways of holding itself.
Many people put off seeking care after a motor vehicle collision hoping that things will just get better on their own. But the longer you wait to get treatment, the harder it is for your body to heal. If you want to feel better soon — possibly within just a couple weeks — we recommend you call me at (541) 482-0625 as soon as possible. You deserve to feel good again!
In motor vehicle injuries, proper exercises are almost always a must!
All the massage and physical therapists in our office are under one roof and in constant communication with each other, so your care is coordinated. This allows for thoughtful staging of your injuries. In other words, we can prioritize which areas of your body need attention first for optimal healing. I think this is one of the reasons most of our patients experience either partial or complete pain relief.