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Personal Injury: How Chiropractic Can Help

Personal injuries are very common and can happen no matter how cautious you may be in performing your daily duties. Auto accidents, work injuries, slip and fall accidents, injuries due to others’ negligence, or defective products all fall under the personal injury category. No matter how minor or severe the injury is, a common goal for anyone involved in an accident is to get pain relief and achieve healing as soon as possible! While your insurance may refer you to a doctor that specializes in your injury, seeing a Snellville chiropractor should also be a top priority when it comes to finding relief from your pain.

How Does Chiropractic Help?

In some cases, symptoms may not always show up right away following an accident, so it’s best to see a chiropractor as soon as possible after a personal injury. Dr. Dionne Anderson will look for any underlying conditions and detect any injuries that may worsen or lead to other health issues if left untreated. Oftentimes, the pain is evident right away and can be debilitating following an injury. The sooner you receive care at Hand and Heart chiropractic, the more effective it will be for relieving your pain. Dr. Dionne will thoroughly examine the spine looking for any misalignments that may be contributing to your pain. She will then discuss a plan of care personalized for your specific needs. Depending on your injury, you may receive a chiropractic adjustment on that same visit, or she may have you come back another day after she has more thoroughly reviewed your information and assessment results. Dr. Anderson will discuss the plan of care personalized for your specific needs. With all adjustments at Hand and Heart Chiropractic, you can rest assured that they will always be gentle and safe. Especially when dealing with an injury, safety and gentle precision are of the utmost importance to maximize healing and minimize pain. When misalignments in the spine are removed by adjustments, the nervous system can properly communicate with the rest of the body at optimal levels, reducing pain and speeding healing.

Has Chiropractic Helped Others?

Dr. Dionne Anderson loves to serve those living in the Snellville area by getting to the root cause of your pain rather than just treating the symptoms. While it’s understandable for individuals to reach for pain medication for quick relief, it may help for a time, but since it only treats the symptoms, the underlying issues remain. Studies have shown chiropractic to be beneficial to those suffering from personal injury-related pain. One study, in particular, looked at a 61-year-old female who had been involved in a car accident and had been experiencing pain for 3 years before she consulted a chiropractor. She was experiencing pain in her neck, low back, and knee, and she had gone through over 20 surgeries. Her pain was so severe that she became dependent on opioids and was suffering from depression. After regular chiropractic care for 6 months, her pain levels improved so much that she was able to discontinue her opioid pain medication, which greatly improved her quality of life. At Hand and Heart Chiropractic, you will see a passionate and caring health professional who truly wants to see you find healing and pain relief, and she will give you the means to do so.

Hand and Heart Chiropractic serves those in Snellville, Loganville, Lilburn, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Grayson, Centerville, and Stone Mountain. It provides natural treatment methods for personal injuries and many other health concerns. Our goal is to help you return to a pain-free life as soon as possible, both naturally and safely. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dionne Anderson, contact us today. Our team would love to set up a consultation for you and tell you more about the many benefits of chiropractic care.


Mann, David J, and Ross Mattox. “Chiropractic Management of a Patient with Chronic Pain in a Federally Qualified Health Center: A Case Report.” Journal of chiropractic medicine vol. 17,2 (2018): 117-120.

Tournier, Charlène et al. “Five years after the accident, whiplash casualties still have poorer quality of life in the physical domain than other mildly injured casualties: analysis of the ESPARR cohort.” BMC public health vol. 16 13. 5 Jan. 2016,

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