Post-Car Accident Chiropractic Treatment

A car accident is obviously never something that’s planned. Post-Car Accident, DeFalco Family Chiropractic, Auburn, MAHowever, thousands occur every day. Many of us think that we won’t be involved in a car crash, but whether it is due to the poor driving of another party or weather conditions, unfortunately this just isn’t something we have guaranteed control over. Depending on the severity of the crash, there will most likely be a process you will need to go through on scene. Hopefully it’s just the exchanging of insurance details, but we all know at times it can be a lot more serious.

Whether you’ve been involved in a major accident or a fender bender, a hospital visit may be in order at the time of the crash. If a hospital visit is not necessary, then it is always a good idea to meet with your primary care doctor, especially if you have suspicions about broken bones or fractures.

For those who you have been in a crash (major or minor), you will know that it can be a traumatizing experience. According to CarsDirect, the most common places for accidents are neighborhoods and parking lots. These are reduced speed limit areas and therefore only cause minimal injury accidents, or so we think. However, these are the accidents that we overlook, thinking we have not sustained injury. We recommend that even after minor accidents with little to no visible injury, you visit a chiropractor. It is commonplace for adrenaline and the stress of the moment to mask injury.

Subluxation and Misalignment

During an accident, even at low speeds, there is a high chance of subluxation or misalignment. The spine is the area most likely to be affected. This is due to the way in which the torso and head can jerk back and forth quickly. When serious, this can lead to whiplash and chronic back pain if it remains untreated. A chiropractor will be able to assist you in realignment.


It is normal to feel a lack of mobility after a crash. This happens to a lot of people, especially those who are older. If you’re not as mobile as you were before your accident, a chiropractor will be able to help you with joint mobility and rehab. Before you know it, you will be feeling like new again.


Rehab is essential after most injuries, and car accidents are no exception. When you are carrying an untreated injury, you become vulnerable to sustaining further injuries. This also puts you in a position where the damage done may escalate. Don’t allow everyday actives such as yard work or exercise to magnify your problem. If you receive chiropractic adjustments, you are putting yourself in a much better position moving forward.

No matter the severity of your accident, always make sure that you receive medical attention to keep healthy after an event as traumatizing as a car crash.

If you have been in accident, or think you could benefit from a chiropractor, we would love to help. Here at DeFalco Family Chiropractic, we work with you to not only relieve pain but to prevent pain in the future. Contact us with questions or to schedule your appointment today.