Personal Injury Specialist

Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc.

Medical Clinic, Chiropractors & Physical Therapy located in Mission Viejo, CA

If you hurt yourself in a slip-and-fall, you’ve sustained a personal injury. Victor Rafa, DC, Rona Palompo, DPT, and their team at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. in Mission Viejo, California, diagnose and treat personal injuries, helping you recover quickly and safely. If you’re looking for expert treatment for an injury, call the practice today or make an appointment online.

Personal Injury Q & A

What are common personal injuries?

Personal injuries occur during accidents, such as slipping and falling, while you’re at work, and in automobile crashes. The most common types of personal injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Whiplash Concussion
  • Dislocation
  • Nerve impingement
  • Burns


Personal injuries can affect any part of your body and range in severity. You might have debilitating pain or reduced levels of mobility or range of motion.

When should I talk to a doctor about a personal injury?

You should always talk to a doctor after an injury. Often, when you’re involved in an accident, your body releases adrenaline and cortisol as part of the fight-or-flight response that helps keep you safe. While beneficial in an emergency, these hormones can mask pain and other symptoms.

The team at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. can diagnose personal injuries and start treatment before you develop any pain. Early diagnosis and treatment can accelerate your recovery and minimize the overall disruption to your life.

How do you treat personal injuries?

The team at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. provides customized treatments for personal injuries. Depending on your individual needs, your treatment plan could include:

Chiropractic care

If your accident disrupts the alignment of your spine or another part of your musculoskeletal system, your provider might include chiropractic adjustments in your treatment plan. Chiropractic care relieves pain and restores optimal body function.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is often included in treatment plans. It can help you rebuild your strength, flexibility, and stamina following an accident.

Spinal decompression

Spinal decompression creates space and a negative vacuum in your vertebra to allow bulging discs and other misaligned tissue to move back into place. It’s a pharmaceutical-free option for some spine injuries.

Regenerative medicine

The team at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. might recommend regenerative medicine such as stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. Regenerative medicine boosts your body’s ability to heal itself and can accelerate your recovery.

Trigger point injections

The team also offers trigger point injections to relieve painful muscle spasms in your back or elsewhere in your body. Trigger point injections ease back pain and can reduce tension that contributes to spinal alignment problems.

Joint injections

The team might recommend joint injections to relieve joint pain. They often combine joint injections with physical therapy and other treatments to provide pain relief while also healing your joint and the surrounding tissue.

Call Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. or make an appointment online today for expert treatment for personal injuries.