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Accident Injury Specialist

Mark Addona, DC

Chiropractor located in Westfield, NJ

If you experience an accident injury due to a car crash or a slip and fall, it’s essential to seek professional medical help. At his self-titled practice, experienced doctor of chiropractic Mark Addona, DC, uses holistic and noninvasive treatments to manage pain caused by accident injuries. To make an appointment at the practice in Westfield, New Jersey, call the office or click the online booking feature today.

Accident Injury Q&A

What is an accident injury?

An accident injury occurs as a result of a car crash, fall, or another type of trauma. If you experience an accident, contact Dr. Addona right away, even if you feel fine. 

Many accident-related injuries, including whiplash, don’t always present symptoms right away. An in-office exam and X-rays can determine the severity of your injury and help Dr. Addona determine the best type of treatment.

What are some common accident injuries?

A variety of injuries occur due to accidents, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Fractures
  • Dislocated joints
  • Sprains and strains
  • Concussion
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Bruising and contusions

Depending on the severity of the accident, you might also experience broken bones or internal bleeding.

How is an accident injury diagnosed?

To diagnose an accident injury, Dr. Addona reviews your health history and asks about your symptoms, including their severity, and if they respond to at-home treatments like ice, rest, or over-the-counter pain medication. Next, he asks about the pain, including where it occurs and if it’s dull, shooting, or sharp.

Dr. Addona conducts a comprehensive exam, gently pressing on certain areas of your body. He also tests your strength, flexibility, and range of motion. If these steps aren’t enough to determine the cause of your pain, Dr. Addona orders X-rays or another type of diagnostic imaging. 

Diagnostic imaging captures detailed photos of your hard and soft tissues, making it easy for Dr. Addona to identify issues invisible to the eye, like fractures, strains, or tears. 

How is an accident injury treated?

Dr. Addona uses holistic and noninvasive treatments to relieve pain caused by accident injuries. Following an exam and a discussion of your symptoms, he might recommend:

  • Rest
  • Ice and heat therapy
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Strengthening exercises
  • At-home stretches with FlexBand products
  • Extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT®)
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Flexion distraction

You might also benefit from a topical solution from Biofreeze. Biofreeze products feature a cooling menthol formula that provides long-lasting and fast-acting pain relief. 

Is there any way to prevent an accident injury?

There’s no way to prevent accident injuries entirely, but you can significantly lower your risk by driving defensively and wearing the necessary safety equipment at work. 

Dr. Addona recommends always wearing your seatbelt, following the speed limit, and regularly checking your side and rear view mirrors. Habits like these can make all the difference and protect you on the road.

At work, practice good posture when lifting, follow the posted safety rules, and if you hurt yourself, take a time off instead of pushing through the injury.

To receive treatment for an accident injury, make an appointment at the practice of Mark Addona, DC, by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.