If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s important to see a chiropractor as soon as possible. Even if you don’t feel pain right away, there could be underlying damage that needs to be addressed.

How Can a Car Accident Cause Pain?

Many different types of injuries can be sustained during a car accident. Common car accident injuries that can be treated by a chiropractor include:

  • Whiplash: This is a neck injury caused by the sudden jerking motion of the head, which can damage the vertebrae, discs, muscles, and nerves.
  • Herniated or bulging disc:  A disc can become damaged and put pressure on the nerves when it’s hit from the side or back.
  • Muscle strains: The muscles and ligaments can be stretched or torn during an accident.

What to Expect at the Chiropractor

During your first visit, the chiropractor will take a complete medical history and ask about your accident, as well as any pain or other symptoms you’re experiencing. They will also perform a physical examination, which may include tests of your range of motion, reflexes, and muscle strength. If necessary, the chiropractor may order X-rays or other imaging tests to get a better look at your injury.

After the initial visit, the chiropractor will develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. This may include spinal manipulation, massage, electrical stimulation, and exercises. Most people need several weeks of chiropractic care to heal fully from their injuries.

If you’ve been in a car accident, don’t wait to seek treatment.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident

There are many benefits of seeking chiropractic care after a car accident. Chiropractic care can:

  • Relieve pain
  • Restore range of motion
  • Promote healing
  • Prevent further injury
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve function

To learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care contact Fletcher Chiropractic today!


Here at Fletcher Chiropractic,  we are passionate about helping our patients recover from car accidents and achieve pain relief. We offer a variety of services such as spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy, and exercises to help you heal and feel your best. Contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment!