Elite Family Chiropractic
Brad Gorski, D.C.
Chiropractor located in Charleston, SC
If you experience a car accident injury, it’s crucial to seek treatment immediately. At Elite Family Chiropractic in Charleston, South Carolina, fellowship-trained chiropractor Brad Gorski, DC, diagnoses and treats car accident injuries with a minimally invasive and integrative approach. Call Elite Family Chiropractic to request a car accident injury consultation or make your appointment online today.
Car Accident Q & A
What causes car accident injuries?
Car accident injuries happen when you crash into another car or object while driving or when someone else crashes into you. Often, these injuries affect the musculoskeletal system, such as the bones, joints, muscles, and tendons.
If you’re involved in a car accident, visit Elite Family Chiropractic, even if you feel fine. Many injuries, like whiplash, take hours or even days to present symptoms, but intervention can prevent them from worsening.
What are some common car accident injuries?
At Elite Family Chiropractic, Dr. Gorski diagnoses and treats various car accident injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and concussions
- Herniated discs
- Strained muscles
- Sprained ligaments
Even if you don’t experience musculoskeletal damage, the impact of a car accident can place stress on your spine and joints. Chiropractic adjustments and other noninvasive treatments can restore your body to balance and encourage your natural healing process.
How are car accident injuries diagnosed?
Dr. Gorski will come to an understanding of the underlying cause of your pain. The issue can be coming from the tissue (muscles, ligaments, soft tissue, bones, nerves, disc, etc.) or it can be mechanical in nature.
Next, Dr. Gorski completes a physical exam. He looks at the affected area, checking for bruising and swelling, and gently presses your skin to identify sensitive places. Then, he runs a series of tests, analyzing your muscle strength, reflexes, flexibility; and x-ray digitization.
If Dr. Gorski thinks you have a fracture, torn ligament, or dislocated joint, he orders diagnostic imaging like X-rays, x-ray digitization, and/or an MRI. These procedures capture photos of your bones, joints, and surrounding soft tissues.
How are accident injuries treated?
Dr. Gorski treats car accident injuries using an integrative and holistic treatment approach. He may recommend:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Ice and heat therapy
- Activity modification
- Spinal rehabilitation
- Class IV laser
- Cervical traction
- Interferential Therapy
- Whole Body Vibration
It may take a combination of treatments to provide lasting relief, depending on the severity of your injury. There will be 2 components to your care. One is to help manage your pain and the other is to help correct any mechanical problems in your spine. To ensure a positive outcome, please follow Dr. Gorski’s instructions and attend each of your scheduled appointments.
Dr. Gorski works and collaborates with pain management doctors, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, physical therapists, and many others to help give his patients comprehensive and collaborative care.
There are two categories of care. The first is to help manage your pain. The second is to help correct any mechanical problems in your spine.
Why choose a fellowship-trained chiropractor for accident injury recovery?
Fellowship-trained chiropractors, like Dr. Gorski, undergo extensive training. Dr. Gorski is a trauma-qualified chiropractor and is Fellowship trained. After earning your trauma qualification in a 1-year program as a prerequisite, the Fellowship is a 2-year program involving significant literature study, documentation, testing, and clinical rotations in the following specialties:
- Rotation #1: Pain Management - Clinical Practice
- Rotation #2: Pain Management - Procedural Observation
- Rotation #3: MRI Physics - MRI Technician
- Rotation #4: Neuroradiology - Radiology Observation
- Rotation #5: Orthopedic Surgery Extremities - ClinicalPractice
- Rotation #6: Orthopedic Surgery Extremities - Surgical Observation
- Rotation #7: Orthopedic Surgery Spine - Clinical Practice
- Rotation #8: Orthopedic Surgery Spine - Surgical Observation
- Rotation #9: Neurosurgery - Clinical Practice
- Rotation #10: Neurosurgery - Surgical Observation
- Rotation #11: Emergency Medicine - Emergency Room Observation
- Rotation #12: Family Practice - Clinical Practice (In/Out-Patient)
These are done in both the hospital and private clinical settings in our community.
If you've been in a car accident, call Elite Family Chiropractic to explore your treatment options, or book an appointment online today.
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