Auto Injury

Most people make the incorrect assumption that surgeons and physicians are the only healthcare providers with the skills to help you if injured in a car collision. The reality is that a skilled and experienced auto injury chiropractor has the tools and techniques to help reduce pain and inflammation, which helps encourage the restoration of age-appropriate mobility and flexibility in ways other doctors do not. At Atwell Family Chiropractic in Harrisonburg, VA, Dr. Dan Atwell and his team of chiropractic professionals offer noninvasive and complementary care to those facing acute or chronic pain caused by a car accident.

Common Auto Accident Injuries

The potential injuries caused by an automobile accident or mishap vary. The type and intensity of the injury will depend on these relevant factors -

  • The type of car accident
  • The speed of the vehicles involved in the collision
  • Road conditions
  • Your car’s installed safety features
  • Your position in the car when hit, and more.

It is important to note that auto injuries tend to be tricky because certain injuries may not become apparent or manifest as quickly as one would logically predict – or your increased adrenaline level (caused by the accident) may mask the pain from an injury. That is why it is crucial to seek medical attention after you have been involved in a car collision - even if you have no obvious symptoms or pain.  

Potential injuries from a car accident vary. Some injuries may only be bruising or cuts, while other crashes can cause life-threatening injuries. However, musculoskeletal injuries tend to be the most common injuries caused by auto accident injuries. Examples of these types include –

  • Whiplash or other neck pain
  • Tension or migraine headaches
  • Back issues
  • Shoulder or arm pain
  • Joint-related injuries –
    • Misalignments
    • Dislocations
  • Soft tissue injuries –
    • Contusions
    • Ligament or muscle fraying

Auto Injury Treatments

At Atwell Family Chiropractic, we offer the following chiropractic treatments –                                                      

  • Spinal adjustments can help reduce pressure on joints and nerves
  • Spinal decompression
  • Electric stimulation -
    • Electrical muscle stimulation
    • Interferential current therapy
    • Microcurrent therapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Acupressure
  • Therapeutic exercise

Call a Leading Harrisonburg, VA, Chiropractor for Auto Injury Pain Relief

Have you or a friend or loved one been in a vehicle collision that has disrupted your everyday routine? Let Dr. Atwell and his team of professionals at Atwell Family Chiropractic customize a plan of auto injury treatments that gets you moving with reduced pain. Contact Atwell Family Chiropractic at 540-442-8294 or online.

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