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Naturopathic Car Accident Treatment

Updated: Jan 4, 2023

Car accidents can often result in injury.

If you’ve been in a car accident, naturopathic treatment can help.

In this guide, we will discuss what naturopathic car accident treatment looks like and how our naturopathic doctors can help you recover from your car accident injury.

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Can Naturopathic Doctors Treat Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents?

Yes! Naturopathic doctors can treat injuries from car accidents.

In the state of Oregon, naturopathic doctors function as primary care doctors; therefore they are able to sufficiently treat and manage injuries from car accidents. Trained using naturopathic manipulation techniques to correct imbalances in the musculoskeletal system, they often use hands-on methods similar to a chiropractor.

According to their philosophy, naturopathic doctors take a holistic approach to your care, understanding that, for example, neck pain doesn’t mean only the neck gets treated. A naturopathic doctor will want to treat your nervous system as well as the rest of your body attached to your neck!

Naturopathic doctors have options other than pharmaceuticals to reduce your pain and correct dysfunction; although, that doesn’t mean they won’t prescribe them. They offer more than pain relievers and muscle relaxers.

Some examples of natural treatments for pain include:

  • Anti-inflammatory herbs in tincture or supplement form

  • Minerals to relax and rebuild

  • Homeopathics to support the nervous system

  • Specific styles of bodywork like myofascial release

  • Constitutional hydrotherapy with electrical stimulation

Naturopathic doctors are also able to refer for massage therapy or find a great fit for chiropractic and acupuncture care. They can order necessary imaging; such as an X-ray or MRI if indicated.

Don’t wait to seek care if you’ve been in a car accident. We’re here to help!

What Does Naturopathic Car Accident Treatment Look Like?

Naturopathic car accident treatments are highly individualized based on the type of injuries present, the extent of injuries, and more. Here are some of the core areas that naturopathic doctors focus on with car accident treatment.

Pain Reduction

Relief of pain is usually a matter of time, but pain can be an obstacle to further healing requiring additional support.

Support can look like:

  • Medication

  • Homeopathic herbs minerals and vitamins

  • Hydrotherapy; and

  • Bodywork like acupuncture or cranial sacral support

We enjoy working with other providers and are happy to refer out to a chiropractor physical therapist, etc.

At PCNM, we have many tools to help our patients reduce pain. Hydrotherapy is a treatment offered in-office that helps stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms by improving or restoring normal organ function and circulation.

Hydrotherapy also helps build the blood by increasing desirable elements, such as red and white blood cells, nutrients, and oxygen which can then be delivered to the body's various tissues and organs that need it.

Nervous System Support

A car accident can be traumatic and an imbalance to the nervous system, putting our body in flight or fight.

It’s important to ‘reset’ the nervous system, getting out of a chronic sympathetic state. At PCNM, we use various tools such as:

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Homeopathy

  • Herbs

  • Emotional freedom technique

  • Bodywork; and

  • Counseling to help you rebalance the nervous system

Schedule an Appointment at Pacific Clinic of Natural Medicine Today

If you’ve been in a car accident, come see us at Pacific Clinic of Natural Medicine. We can help assist in your recovery so you can start feeling better as soon as possible.

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