Auto Accident & Personal Injury

Integrative Medicine & OrthoBiologics located in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Auto Accident & Personal Injury

Seek treatment if you’re hurt in an auto accident or suffer a personal injury. At ChiroCare Therapy in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, integrative medicine specialist Steven Gentry, DC, offers complete care for auto accidents and personal injuries. Dr. Gentry uses conservative and holistic treatments to relieve pain, improve mobility, and encourage the body’s healing process. Call the office today to request an auto accident or personal injury consultation, or book your appointment online.

Auto Accident & Personal Injury Q & A

Do chiropractors treat auto accidents and personal injuries?

Yes. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Gentry has over 25 years of experience diagnosing and treating personal injuries caused by slips and falls, auto accidents, and overuse (general wear-and-tear). 

While some providers might automatically turn to prescription painkillers or other treatments that mask symptoms, Dr. Gentry focuses on healthy lifestyle changes and holistic, hands-on care. His integrative and patient-centered approach presents few risks and provides lasting results.

What types of injuries do chiropractors treat?

Dr. Gentry treats various auto accidents and personal injuries, including:

  • Whiplash
  • Slips and falls
  • Workplace accidents
  • Broken bones
  • Sprains and strains
  • Dislocated joints
  • Torn or ruptured ligaments

After a traumatic injury, visit a qualified medical provider, even if you think you’re fine. A prompt and accurate diagnosis can identify problems early on and prevent them from worsening.

What happens during an auto accident and personal injury appointment?

Dr. Gentry reviews your medical records and asks about your injury or accident, including when it occurred, what you were doing, and if you have any pain or other symptoms. Next, he completes a chiropractic exam, checking your skin and surrounding areas for bruising, redness, or swelling. 

He gently presses your skin to pinpoint sensitive places and tests your reflexes, muscle strength, and flexibility. Then, Dr. Gentry orders diagnostic imaging, like X-rays or an ultrasound, to check for damage to your bones, joints, or soft tissues.  

How do chiropractors treat auto accidents and personal injuries?

Dr. Gentry takes a conservative and integrative approach when treating auto accidents and personal injuries. He might recommend:

  • Chiropractics (chiropractic care)
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Orthobiologics
  • Daxxify® injections
  • Peptide therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Spinal or cervical compression
  • Traction therapy
  • Russian stimulation (neuromuscular electrical stimulation)

Depending on the severity of your injury and symptoms, it may take more than one treatment to provide lasting relief.

How long does recovering after an auto accident or personal injury take?

The time it takes to recover after an auto accident or personal injury depends on various factors. Most people have less pain and improved mobility within a week or two, but it may take longer.* 

Call ChiroCare Therapy today to receive treatment for an auto accident or personal injury, or book your appointment online.

*Individual results may vary.