Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents Specialist
According to the National Highway Safety Administration, every 10 seconds, someone in the United States gets into an auto accident. Between physical and mental injuries, getting into a car crash can completely turn your world upside down, often requiring a long road to recovery. If you’re in an auto accident, Sayel Fakhoury, DC, at Gentle Touch Chiropractic in Tarzana, California, can provide you with the treatment you need to become healthy once again. He also sees patients from Woodland Hills, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Reseda, and Van Nuys.

Auto Accidents Q & A

Gentle Touch Chiropractic

What should I do if I’ve recently been in an auto accident?

After any car accident, you should contact Dr. Sal immediately. Even if you feel perfectly fine, an auto accident can sometimes stress your body in unforeseen ways.

If you’ve recently been in a car accident, Dr. Sal will obtain your medical history, consult with you about your current condition, and perform a medical examination to get to the cause of your problem. He may order further tests, such as an X-ray or MRI to get a complete picture of any potential issues.

Depending on your condition, he may prescribe a regimen of ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory medication, a set of physical therapy exercises, and a schedule to ice the affected area. As part of your appointment, he may also realign your spinal structure depending on the severity of the injury.

What conditions can an auto accident cause?

The impact of an auto accident for a patient can range from walking away completely unscathed to an unfortunate fatality. You may suffer:

  • Fractures
  • Brain damage
  • Torn ligaments

If you’re experiencing pain around the neck, it’s most likely whiplash, which is caused by a sudden forceful trauma, causing your neck to whip forward or backward suddenly. Whiplash symptoms include:

  • Intense pain
  • Inability to move your head
  • Tenderness
  • Dizziness

If you’re experiencing confusion, dizziness, inability to speak, or an inability to walk, you may have a concussion. Visit an emergency room immediately as these can be serious. Then, call Dr. Sal to set up an appointment.

How can chiropractic care help me recover?

Dr. Sal treats the body as a complex system, understanding that each part of the body affects all of the others. Because of this, when he treats someone who has been in an auto accident, he corrects the entire musculoskeletal system, employs full-body physical therapy techniques, and reboots the nervous system.

Auto accidents can wreak havoc on your body. By working with Dr. Sal, you can regain your body’s:

  • Structure
  • Strength
  • Healing ability

Should I see a doctor after an auto accident no matter what?

It’s important you get yourself checked out by a medical professional after a car accident before you resume your daily life. For insurance purposes, you should get a medical record of any potential injuries after you’re in an auto accident. Although you may perceive yourself to be perfectly fine, a car accident can affect your musculoskeletal structure in ways that aren’t always apparent.

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