Personal Injury Specialist

Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center

Chiropractor & Auto Injury Specialist located in Chatsworth, CA

If you suffer an auto injury or slip and fall on an icy sidewalk, you might suffer a personal injury. Without proper treatment, a personal injury can turn into more serious, or even chronic health problems. Ross Gould, DC, and the team at Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center in Chatsworth, California, regularly work with people to ease the uncomfortable symptoms of personal injuries. To request your personal injury appointment today, call the office or use the online booking tool.

Personal Injury Q&A

What is a personal injury?

A personal injury is a common legal term used to describe any type of injury to your body, mind, or emotions. 

If you suffer a personal injury, it’s important to document the date, time, and cause. Then, make an appointment with the team at Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center. 

The sooner you receive treatment for your personal injury, the less likely you are to experience complications or long-term effects. 

What are some common types of personal injuries?

Several situations can cause personal injury. At Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center, the team regularly treat personal injuries caused by:

  • Auto accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Medical malpractice
  • Assault and battery

You might also benefit from personal injury treatment if you suffer an injury while riding your bike or as a result of using public transportation, such as the bus or light rail. 

Is there any way to avoid personal injuries?

There’s no way to prevent personal injuries entirely, but there are steps you can take to lower your risk significantly. 

For example, every time you get in a vehicle, make sure to buckle your seatbelt. You should also drive defensively; this means going the speed limit, looking in your rearview and side-view mirrors regularly, and using your turn signal.

To prevent work-related personal injuries, make sure to wear proper safety equipment such as gloves, goggles, and steel-toed boots. Little things like these can significantly reduce your risk of a personal injury. 

How are personal injuries diagnosed?

To diagnose a personal injury, the team at Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center conducts a thorough physical exam, asks you questions about the incident that caused your injury, and reviews your medical history. 

If necessary, they might also order a series of X-rays or an MRI to get a closer look at your bones, joints, or other supportive structures such as muscles, ligaments, and tendons. 

How are personal injuries treated?

Treatment for personal injuries depends on the source and severity of your discomfort. If you sprain your ankle or strain a muscle at work, the team might recommend conservative measures of care such as rest, ice, and physical therapy. 

The team treats car accident injuries including whiplash, back pain, neck pain, headaches, and migraines. They can manage your pain and help you rehabilitate from your injuries using chiropractic care combined with massage, chiropractic adjustments, laser therapy, and physical therapy to accelerate the healing process and get you back to normal.

If you or a loved one suffers a personal injury, make an appointment at Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.