Personal Injury Specialist

Kevin Lance Jones, OMD, L.Ac.

Acupuncture & Herbalist & Fertility Specialist located in South Bay, Torrance, CA

Personal injuries put you at risk for developing chronic pain, even when your initial symptoms seem minor. Traditional Chinese medicine provided by an expert like Kevin Lance Jones, OMD, LAc, can help heal all types of personal injuries. Therapies like acupuncture are very effective in preventing ongoing pain. To receive immediate care following an injury, call the office in Torrance, California, or schedule an appointment online.

Personal Injury Q & A

What is a personal injury?

Any time you sustain damage to your body, it’s called a personal injury. Personal injury is a legal term that’s used to identify physical harm from other issues for which you can file a lawsuit, such as property damage.

Automobile accidents are the leading cause of personal injuries. Pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, and slip-and-fall accidents are also at the top of the list.

What injuries occur during an automobile accident?

Car accidents are notorious for causing significant trauma and pain. However, you can be involved in an automobile accident, feel fine immediately afterward, and then develop symptoms days afterward. Whiplash and concussion are two common injuries known for causing delayed symptoms.

These are several of the most common injuries sustained during a car crash:

  • Spine injuries (fractured vertebrae and whiplash)
  • Blunt force trauma (broken ribs and collapsed lungs)
  • Crush injuries (fractured legs, ankles, feet, and hips)
  • Head impact (concussion or severe traumatic brain injury)

Even if your injuries seem minor, it’s important to get a thorough evaluation so that Dr. Jones can identify and prevent problems that may appear down the road.

Why do I need to get an exam soon after a personal injury?

In addition to finding health problems that may exist even though your symptoms are delayed, getting a prompt exam creates a record of the doctor’s findings. If you want to file an insurance claim or lawsuit, you’ll need proof that your injury was directly caused by the accident. The longer you wait to get a medical exam, the harder it is to prove cause and effect. As a result, your insurance claim may be denied, and you won’t have the facts to back up a lawsuit.

What type of treatment might I receive?

Dr. Jones customizes your treatment, depending on the type of injury and the results of his examination. Many different types of traditional therapies can help heal your injuries, including acupuncture, Qigong, therapeutic exercise, and herbal medicine.

Traditional Chinese medicine is especially beneficial for treating pain. About one in five patients involved in a motor vehicle accident go on to develop chronic, widespread pain. However, getting immediate treatment that effectively diminishes your acute pain may prevent chronic pain.

If you need help after a personal injury, call Kevin Lance Jones, OMD, LAc, or schedule an appointment online.