Car Accident Injuries

Optimal Health Spine & Wellness Clinic

Chiropractic Clinics & Massage Clinic located in Normandy Park, WA

Car accidents are traumatic even if you only have a minor collision, and they can also cause hidden injuries that you don’t feel right away. At Optimal Health Spine & Wellness Clinic in Normandy Park, Washington, chiropractor Nicole Leshaw, DC, CCSP, and massage therapist Kelly Colello, LMT, provide expert help and support for patients navigating the recovery process after car accident injuries. If you’ve been in a car wreck, even if you think you’re not hurt, call Optimal Health Spine & Wellness today to schedule a consultation.

Car Accident Injuries Q & A

What injuries might I get in a car accident?

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of spinal and whiplash injuries. These types of injuries, whether they occur as the result of an auto accident or another type of trauma, need expert treatment to prevent them from becoming chronic pain conditions.

Symptoms of car accident injuries typically include:

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Stiff neck
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arm pain
  • Lower back pain

You could also have a decreased range of motion in the neck, shoulders, arms, or back after a car accident.

Car accident injuries can happen in collisions occurring at speeds as low as five miles per hour. You might be involved in an accident and not realize you have an injury at first, because symptoms of injuries such as whiplash, spinal subluxation, and herniated discs often don’t develop until days after the incident.

Immediate treatment is of the utmost importance to ensure a smooth recovery after a car accident. If left untreated or if there’s a delay in receiving treatment, car accident injuries can often worsen and lead to:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Depression
  • Dizziness 
  • Arm or hand numbness 
  • Fatigue
  • Memory problems 
  • Concentration problems
  • Irritability and mood issues
  • Disturbed sleep

Fortunately, chiropractic treatments can resolve car accident injuries, often without the need for pain medications or surgery.

How are car accident injuries managed?

The team of chiropractors and massage therapists at Optimal Health Spine & Wellness provides patients with an effective approach to car accident injury treatment that’s also holistic, natural, and noninvasive.

Rather than considering surgery or potentially harmful pain medications to mask the symptoms of a car accident injury, the professionals at Optimal Health Spine & Wellness target your symptoms at their source, giving your body the tools and assistance it needs to heal and stay well.

During your appointment, your provider carries out a physical evaluation and discusses any symptoms you’re experiencing. They work with you to devise a wellness plan focused on initially reducing and managing your pain so you can heal. They also help you with any therapy or lifestyle changes you need for your long-term well-being.

What treatments might I need for car accident injuries?

Chiropractic treatments for car accident injuries often include a combination of:

  • Chiropractic adjustment
  • Massage therapy
  • Corrective exercises and stretches

These treatments work together to strengthen your body, prevent the development of scar tissue, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation. Better circulation helps with the delivery of oxygen and nutrients that are vital to healing your tissues at the cellular level.

Each patient at Optimal Health Spine & Wellness receives an individually tailored wellness plan that aims to heal your injuries while accommodating your needs. If you’ve been in a car accident, call the office today.

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