Treatment of Injuries

injuriesHave you suffered from low back pain, headaches, tendinitis, a shoulder or knee condition, or even discomfort from a surgical procedure? Whether you were injured recently or in the past, Dr. Adamson will make your recovery and comfort her top priority as she works with you towards long term results.

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome
  • Sprains or strains
  • Joint pain, bursitis, tendonitis
  • TMJ/Facial pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arm and leg pain
  • Shoulder and knee pain
  • Whiplash/Auto injury
  • Work injury
  • Sports injury
  • Nervous tension/fatigue

Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)

Whiplash, also known as Cervical Acceleration Deceleration (CAD), is caused by an abnormal motion or force applied to the neck or back which causes the body to extend beyond its anatomical limit.  Although whiplash can be caused by a number of activities, such as contact sports, or a blow to the head, the most frequent cause of whiplash is a car accident. 80% of car accidents occur at less than 25 mph.  The most common scenario for whiplash is getting hit from behind.  When your body is thrown forward, your head is thrown backward, causing a violent hyperextension of the neck before the head is thrown forward in the rebound hyper flexion.

When the auto accident is a head on collision the injury is even more serious because the muscles at the top of the neck and the base of the skull can undergo severe strain.  Symptoms such as neck and back pain, swelling, headaches and muscle spasms may occur immediately, or take several days to surface after a motor vehicle collision.  If you have suffered from a recent or past car accident and are feeling pain, weakness, numbness or tingling, please contact us today.  Dr. Adamson has vast experience working with motor vehicle accidents, and will quickly diagnose your condition and start you on a successful treatment plan. Through various chiropractic techniques, strength training, and conditioning exercises, Dr. Adamson can offer you a complete recovery.

We understand that car accidents, whether its a small fender bender, hit and run, or a multi-car collision, can create a lot of discomfort in your life and trauma such as whiplash or seat belt stress can cause severe pain. We can help relieve pain caused by a car wreck and we work with your insurance company too.

Work Related Injuries

Work related injuries are common and can be difficult to heal because of the vulnerable state your body is in following an accident. Work related injuries are also known as Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD).  CTD is the biggest injury in the workforce and general population in this country. According to federal statistics it now surpasses back pain, worsening by 670 percent in the last 5 years.  Cumulative trauma disorder is a group of injuries to the muscles, tendons, bones, blood vessels, and nerves. CTD results from acute injury, repetitive injury, or a constant pressure/tension to an affected area.  Some examples of CTD include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendinitis, neck and shoulder pain, and low back pain.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs from repetitive pressure on the median nerve, which is the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to the “thumb side” of the hand (the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger, and thumb side of the ring finger). The area in your wrist where the nerve enters the hand is called the Carpal Tunnel. This tunnel is normally narrow, so any swelling can pinch the nerve and cause pain. Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel are numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscular damage in the hand and fingers. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is common for people who perform repetitive motions of the hand and wrist, such as typing on a keyboard, painting, writing, operating heavy machinery, or performing vibratory tasks.
Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon. A tendon is the structure in your body that connects your muscles to bones. When tendons become inflamed, the action of contracting a muscle becomes irritating and you may start to feel limited in daily activities. The most common sites of tendonitis are at the shoulder, elbow, knee, wrist and ankle. Symptoms may include tenderness, swelling, pain with normal movements, and decreased range of motion.
For those who spend most of their time at work on the computer, neck and shoulder pain is almost guaranteed. Long hours staring at a computer screen immobilizes the joints in your neck and creates tension in the supportive musculature and between the shoulder blades. This feels like stiffness, tenderness, and may cause headaches, or pain that radiates down the arm. This type of injury is very common due to the postural overload your body endures while sitting for long periods of time. To avoid this, make sure you are focused on proper posture, good body mechanics and ask your employer for an ergonomic evaluation of your workstation.
Dr. Adamson treats these conditions daily, and has much success with returning injured workers back to the workforce. Dr. Adamson custom tailors her treatment towards your needs in order to help you recover and return to work safely and effectively. Treatments may include adjustments, soft tissue therapy, exercise rehabilitation, and creating new habits.

Luxury Esthetic Treatments

For the ultimate experience in maximizing your health and wellness, we offer Signature Luxury treatments by our Master Esthetician for men, women, and teens.

Massage Therapy

Our Licensed Massage Practitioners are highly trained in a variety of techniques to rehabilitate your pain or injury, restore mobility and flexibility, and encourage healing.

Primary Care

Our board-certified ARNPs can handle a variety of family medical needs right in our office, including acute pain relief, family medicine, joint injections (PRP & STEM Cell too).

Chiropractic Rehabilitation

Our Physicians practice manual, diversified chiropractic adjustments to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and cure muscle and joint dysfunction.


T: 7:00am-5:30pm
W: 9:00am-5:00pm
TH: 7:00am-5:30pm
F: 7:30am-1:30pm


Adamson Chiropractic provides quality services to Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Thurston County.

Adamson Chiropractic
4631 Whitman ln SE
Lacey, Wa 98513 (directions)

Payment Options

We work with most insurances and always accept cash, checks, and credit cards. We handle workers' compensation claims, too!


Have questions?

Call us today.

(360) 923-1717