Sean Joseph, DC, CKTP
Chiropractor located in Silverdale, WA
A car accident injury can cause pain and limit your mobility for weeks, months, or years after the accident. With exceptional integrative care from Sean Joseph, DC, CKTP, at Integrated Chiropractic in Silverdale, Washington, you can recover from car accident injuries and improve your functioning. To schedule an appointment for an evaluation after a car accident, call Integrated Chiropractic or send us a message from the contact us page.
Car Accident Injuries Q&A
What are car accident injuries?
Car accident injuries can result from vehicular collisions and usually happen very suddenly and unexpectedly.
The most common injuries occurring in car accidents are:
- Bone fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Tendon injuries
- Concussions and other head injuries
Due to the impact of the car crash, you can sustain a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries. Some car accident injuries are minor and may not need treatment, while others are severe and can threaten your life or bodily function. In any case, you need a thorough evaluation after a car accident injury to receive an accurate diagnosis.
What should I expect during an evaluation for car accident injuries?
At Integrated Chiropractic, Dr. Joseph provides evaluations for recent and past car accident injuries. An injury from a car accident can cause long-term pain and immobility, even if it seems like it has had plenty of time to heal. Even if you don’t realize you have an injury at the time of the car accident, it can still benefit you to come in for an assessment.
During your assessment at Integrated Chiropractic, Dr. Joseph performs a physical exam and might ask you to demonstrate a few movements. If a physical examination and a few simple tests don’t result in a conclusive diagnosis, imaging tests like X-rays are the next possibility. An imaging test shows bones and tissue inside the body that you cannot see with the naked eye.
Once Dr. Joseph diagnoses and evaluates your car accident injury’s severity, he can recommend treatments to improve function and restore the injured body part to its pre-accident state.
How are car accident injuries treated?
Treatment for car accident injuries at Integrated Chiropractic involves an integrative, whole-body approach. Dr. Joseph creates an individualized care plan for you that might include:
Home remedies can help make your recovery easier. They can include habit changes and activity modification, ice, heat, sleeping/standing/sitting improvements, or assistive devices like a cane or walker.
Kinesio taping uses specialized, patented tape to align and support car accident injuries as they heal.
Dr. Joseph teaches you corrective exercises to restore strength and function to the injured area.
Chiropractic care, including chiropractic instrument adjusting, aligns your spine and joints using your chiropractor’s hands or specially designed instruments. Proper alignment reduces inflammation and aids the healing process.
Myofascial release is a type of massage therapy for pain. Your licensed massage therapist at Integrated Chiropractic finds the regions that are tight and painful before manually stretching them and applying gentle pressure.
To schedule an appointment and learn more about treatments for your car accident injuries, call Integrated Chiropractic or send us a message from the contact us page
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