Auto/Work injury

Today's Chiropractic Clinic

If you suffer an auto or work injury, chiropractic care can relieve your pain, reduce the risk of complications, and speed up your body’s natural healing process. At Today’s Chiropractic Clinic, experienced chiropractor Charles Laycock, DC, specializes in the treatment of auto and work injuries. To make an appointment at the practice in Des Moines, Washington, call the office, or use the online scheduling option today.

Auto/Work injury Q&A

What is an auto or work injury?

Auto and work injuries are two of the most common reasons people seek medical care. Though these injuries are often mentioned together, they have distinct differences:

Auto injuries

Auto injuries occur due to a car crash. Some of the most common auto injuries include whiplash, broken bones, dislocated joints, concussions, and neck or back pain.

Work injuries

Work injuries occur while performing certain job responsibilities. Examples of common work injuries include slip-and-fall accidents, exposure to toxic fumes, cuts, and lacerations.

What should I do if I experience an auto or work injury?

If you experience an auto or work injury, make an appointment with Dr. Laycock at Today’s Chiropractic Clinic. The sooner you undergo a comprehensive physical exam, the sooner Dr. Laycock can make recommendations for treatment to help you feel better.

It’s important to schedule an evaluation, even if you feel fine. Certain injuries, like whiplash, don’t always present obvious symptoms right away. Early intervention and treatment can reduce the risk of complications and speed up your body’s healing process.

How are auto and work injuries diagnosed?

To diagnose an auto or work injury, Dr. Laycock asks about your symptoms and does a physical exam. During the exam, he gently presses on the affected area of your body to check for swelling, bruising, or skin that’s warm to the touch. He also checks your reflexes, muscle strength, and range of motion.

If these measures don’t provide enough information to make a diagnosis, Dr. Laycock might also order X-rays. These detailed images of your bones and joints help him rule out issues like fractures, bone spurs, or dislocations. 

How are auto and work injuries treated?

Treatment of auto and work injuries depends on several factors, including your age, the severity of your symptoms, and your medical history. Even so, Dr. Laycock always recommends conservative, noninvasive measures of care. 

Depending on your needs, he might recommend:

  • Spinal correction
  • Chiropractic adjustment
  • Manual therapy
  • Massage
  • Physical therapy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Sports therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Nutritional supplements

The goal of treatment is to minimize your symptoms, encourage mobility, and help you achieve optimal well-being.

To explore the various treatment options for an auto or work injury, make an appointment at Today’s Chiropractic Clinic by calling the office, or you can use the online booking feature today.

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