Auto injury FAQs

It’s not uncommon for people to experience muscle and joint pain after an auto accident. Auto accidents can cause muscle strains, dislocated bones and joints, torn ligaments, and other musculoskeletal injuries. An evaluation from our Puyallup chiropractor can determine the type of injury you have so you can get treatment. These FAQs from Health First Chiropractic explain more about auto injuries and how chiropractic care can help.


What auto injuries can be treated with chiropractic care?

At Health First Chiropractic, we treat a wide range of auto injuries to include whiplash, herniated disc, muscle strains, spinal misalignments, neck pain, back pain, dashboard knee, torn ligaments, and other soft tissue injuries. Our Puyallup chiropractor will tailor your treatment plan to suit your particular healthcare needs.

Why should I see a chiropractor for whiplash or other auto injuries?

Our chiropractor specializes in treating musculoskeletal injuries, whether they were caused by auto accidents, sports play, or mishaps at work. Chiropractic care offers a holistic means of pain relief. Our treatments are safe, non-invasive, and drug free. Pain killers relieve pain temporarily, but chiropractic care can help you fully recover from your car accident injury.

Should I still see a chiropractor after an accident if I’m not in pain?

Many people make the mistake of not getting medical help after an accident due to not experiencing immediate pain. It’s not uncommon, however, for pain to kick in days or weeks after your accident when you have a musculoskeletal injury. By getting a checkup as soon as possible after your accident, you can obtain an accurate diagnosis of your condition to see if you need treatment.

How do chiropractors treat auto accident injuries?

Chiropractic techniques like adjustments, spinal manipulation and spinal decompression are at the core of many of our treatments. The impact of auto accidents can knock spinal vertebrae and joints out of alignment, causing them to press spinal nerves. Pressure on your nerves can cause neck pain, back pain, inflammation, and loss of body function. Spinal adjustments and manipulation correct misalignment problems to relieve pain and restore your mobility. Spinal decompression helps relieve pain from herniated disc and other spinal injuries to give your body a chance to heal.

Depending on your injury, we may incorporate massage, hot and cold therapies and corrective exercises into your treatment plan as well to expedite your recovery.

See Our Puyallup Chiropractor for Chiropractic Car Injury Treatment

With the help of chiropractic care, you can recover from neck pain, back pain, whiplash, and other musculoskeletal auto injuries. To schedule a consultation for car injury diagnosis and treatment, contact Health First Chiropractic in Puyallup at 253-256-4818 today.

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