Auto Injuries Specialist

Bay Wellness Center

Theodros Shawl, DC

Chiropractor & Physiotherapist located in Oakland, CA

One moment everything is fine, then suddenly you’re involved in a serious collision. Most people have one thing on their mind after a car accident, their car. However, you need to remember that you and your injuries come first. Dr. Theodros Shawl, DC, and the team at Bay Wellness Center in Oakland, California, specialize in the treatment of auto injuries. The team takes a holistic and integrative approach to care, focused on healing your injury, reducing your pain, and helping you get back to doing the things you enjoy. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Auto Injuries Q&A

What are common auto injuries?

More than 3 million people are injured in an auto accident every year. The types of injuries are as varied as the collisions themselves. Your injury may be minor and resolve within a few days or lead to long-term disability. 

Some of the most common auto injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Head injury
  • Internal bleeding
  • Whiplash

For more severe injuries, medical care may happen at the scene of the accident. But if your auto accident was minor, you may not realize you’re injured until hours after the accident. No matter the severity of your auto injury, you should seek medical care as soon as possible. 

When should I seek chiropractic care for my auto injury?

You should seek chiropractic care for your auto injury if it involves your neck or back. After an auto accident, it’s not unusual to experience intense muscle pain and stiffness that makes it impossible for you to function normally. If left untreated, your discomfort may worsen. 

Whiplash is a common auto injury that Dr. Shawl and his team treat at Bay Wellness Center. With whiplash, you may experience an array of symptoms, like:

  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Dizziness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Arm pain

The forceful back and forth motion of your head may result in minor back injuries, muscle injuries, ligament problems, or disc damage. 

What can I expect during care for my auto injuries?

Dr. Shawl and the team at Bay Wellness Center take a holistic and integrative approach to care, and you can expect comprehensive management of your auto injury. During your initial evaluation, Dr. Shawl reviews the details of your accident and your symptoms, as well as your medical history, and then conducts a physical exam. Diagnostic imaging may be needed to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis.  

After your evaluation, Dr. Shawl develops your personalized treatment plan based on the type of injury you have, your symptoms, and your medical history. Your treatment may include:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Pain management
  • Exercise program developed by rehab specialists
  • Massage therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy

To support your recovery and help you regain your independence, the team may prescribe durable medical equipment to use at home, such as a brace or transcutaneous electrical stimulation nerve (TENS) unit. 

To support the healing of your injury, the team has you return to the office regularly for care, monitoring and adjusts your treatment plan as needed until you’ve fully recovered from your auto injury.

For comprehensive care after an auto injury, contact Bay Wellness Center by phone or use the online booking tool today.