Auto Accident Injury

Auto Accident Injury

Auto Accident Injury services offered in Tacoma and Puyallup, WA

Auto accident injuries are common and sometimes debilitating when left untreated. At Active Chiropractic in Tacoma and Puyallup, Washington, experienced chiropractor Bradley Mundt, DC, and his skilled team offer treatments for auto accident injuries to reduce ongoing discomfort. Call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking feature today.

Auto Accident Injury Q & A

What are common auto accident injuries?

Auto accident injuries are those sustained during a car accident. Common injuries associated with car accidents include:

  • Neck, back, and shoulder injuries
  • Arm or leg pain
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Joint issues
  • Concussions

You might have more than one type of injury. Sometimes the injury heals with at-home care, but in other cases, medical intervention is the best way to reduce the pain.

What are the symptoms of auto accident injuries?

The following symptoms may result because of auto accident injuries:

  • Neck, back, or shoulder pain
  • Stabbing pain
  • Radiating discomfort
  • Dull, aching pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Bruising
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Reduced mobility
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Joint pain
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Headaches 

See the Active Chiropractic team as soon as possible after a car accident injury, as sometimes symptoms take several days to appear.

Which auto accident injury treatments are best for me?

To determine which car accident injury you have and how to best treat it, the Active Chiropractic team asks about your medical history and symptoms. They also discuss the type of accident you were in. Your provider checks your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. They also complete a comprehensive physical exam to gain more insight into your condition.

Diagnostic tests your specialist may order include blood tests, urine tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures to confirm a diagnosis and its severity.

What treatments are available for auto accident injuries?

Some of the common treatments used to enhance healing and reduce pain after auto accident injuries include:

  • Braces, slings, splints, or casts
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE therapy)
  • Injections
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Therapeutic massage therapy
  • Physical therapy 
  • Therapeutic ultrasound

The Active Chiropractic team takes a holistic approach to care, offering conservative treatments that help you avoid the need for pain medicines or invasive procedures. 

Your provider tailors each treatment to offer exceptional results. They complete forms for insurance claims and follow up with you periodically to ensure your treatment is effective. Your specialist can also make changes to your treatment plan whenever necessary.

If you’ve sustained auto accident injuries, schedule an evaluation with Active Chiropractic by phone or online today.