Auto Injuries Specialist

Makda Chiropractic Health Center

Makda Getachew, DC

Board Certified Chiropractic Physician & Auto Accident Injury Care located in Skyline, Alexandria, VA

Auto injuries affect 20-50 million people worldwide each year. Being in an automobile collision can lead to long-lasting pain requiring treatment for relief. At Makda Chiropractic Health Center in Alexandria, Virginia, Makda Getachew, DC, and her expert chiropractic team identify the source of your auto injury and use state-of-the-art therapeutic modalities and chiropractic manipulations to ease discomfort and restore your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Makda Chiropractic Health Center over the phone or request one online to learn more about your treatment options.

Auto Injuries Q & A

What are common auto injuries?

If you’ve been in an automobile accident, you might experience one or more of the following injuries:

  • Whiplash
  • Muscle, ligament, or tendon injuries
  • Neck, shoulder, and back pain
  • Arm or leg pain
  • Nerve compression and pain
  • Ruptured discs 
  • A concussion 
  • Fractures
  • Bruising

Dr. Getachew and her team specialize in treating auto accident injuries to accelerate healing, reduce inflammation, and help you live pain-free regardless of the type and severity of your injury.

How are auto injuries diagnosed?

If you’ve been in an automobile accident, see the Makda Chiropractic Health Center team for an evaluation, even if you don’t experience immediate injury symptoms. Doing so helps Dr. Getachew detect injuries that might not be obvious right away. She documents your injury for insurance purposes.

To diagnose an auto injury, Dr. Getachew reviews your symptoms and accident history and completes a comprehensive physical examination. The Makda Chiropractic Health Center team may also use imaging tests, such as X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans, to diagnose an internal injury requiring treatment.

What is the treatment for auto injuries? 

Dr. Getachew personalizes auto injury treatment plans based on the type and severity of your injury. She and her team offer:

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments help realign your spine and relieve nerve pressure after an auto injury. Dr. Getachew uses state-of-the-art chiropractic tables and gentle pressure with manipulation to help your body heal naturally. You might hear cracking or popping sounds during treatment, but chiropractic adjustments aren’t painful.

Rehabilitation

The Makda Chiropractic Health Center team uses evidence-based manual treatments, such as high- and low-velocity joint mobilization and exercises that strengthen, stretch, and rehabilitate injuries associated with automobile accidents. 

Massage 

Massage helps break up scar tissue, relieve pressure associated with pinched nerves, alleviate muscle tension, and manipulate other tissues responsible for auto injury pain. The Makda Chiropractic Health Center team uses various massage techniques to optimize results for long-lasting relief.

Don’t let auto injuries and chronic pain associated with them go untreated and undocumented. Schedule an appointment with Makda Chiropractic Health Center over the phone or online to alleviate pain and improve your quality of life.