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Auto Accident Chiropractic in Palm Beach Gardens

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After a car crash, chiropractors are not always first and foremost on an accident victim’s mind. Why? Because people don’t always feel pain or discomfort immediately after an auto accident. However, after the adrenaline has worn off, pain and discomfort may come in waves, affecting movement, sleep and daily activities.Even then, people don’t often fully grasp the extent of their injuries. Some of these injuries may not be fully apparent for weeks, months or, in some cases—years! That is why it is so important to seek care early to be sure your injuries are addressed properly. This, we feel, will safeguard you against future issues and or discomfort.

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Common Car Crash Injury Example: Whiplash

Whiplash is one of the most common auto accident injuries. It occurs from rapid acceleration and deceleration of the car due to an impact which causes your head to snap back and then ultimately forward. Even in a low-speed collision, this can cause significant trauma to our soft tissues, sometimes lasting up to 39 months without proper treatment. Did you know that car accidents can be responsible for many bodily issues? These include back pain, neck pain and headaches, just to name a few.

The sooner you receive chiropractic care after a car crash, the sooner your body’s healing will begin. And the sooner you start, the more likely it is that complete healing will occur. Immediate care may prevent scar tissue in the spine, which you will certainly appreciate as you age. At Preferred Chiropractic, we want to see you immediately after a car accident, so we can eliminate problems that may affect your future health. Dr. Steve always says, “You don’t want to feel like you’re 80 at the age of 60!”

What to Expect—First Visit

Dr. Steve will talk to you about the accident, looking for details about how it happened, the speed you were going, how the vehicle was struck, etc. Then he’ll conduct a thorough examination and take on-site digital X-rays if needed. He will then explain in detail everything seen on the X-rays. He may incorporate corrective exercises and lifestyle advice, such as proper sleeping habits, if appropriate for your situation.

Treatment Options for a Personalized Care Plan

Dr. Steve has close to 30 years of experience helping patients recover from automobile accident injuries. We use machines that have the latest technological advances. We believe that this approach will deliver the best possible healing.

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, we focus on alleviating soft tissue damage by relieving bodily inflammation, scar tissue, and lactic acid buildup. We offer gentle, low-force chiropractic adjusting techniques, many of which can make corrections to the spine without that cracking sound that some are apprehensive about. We also offer the following modalities:

  • Cold laser
  • SOT Blocks
  • Micro-Current
  • Ultrasound
  • Percussion Massage
  • Electric Stimulation
  • The Rapid Release – An Anti Scar Tissue machine

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to feel better?

As every patient is different, healing time will vary. But generally, it takes two to three months to recover from auto accident injuries. If the accident was particularly serious, it could take four months. Following a car accident, we usually have patients come in 12 days in a row, and then we reduce the frequency of visits to three times a week and then, ultimately, two times a week.

Do you offer gentle techniques?

Yes! Many people are afraid of the “rack and crack” approach. Dr. Steve uses many instrument-assisted methods that are low force yet very effective.

Get Care Today

It’s crucial to get care as soon as possible after a car accident. This isn’t the “big sell,” as that’s not what we do. It’s just a fact. If you’ve been in a collision—even if you aren’t feeling any pain—contact us today to schedule an appointment. “Lack of pain doesn’t equal good health,” said Dr. Steve. It’s a smart idea to have X-rays taken, especially after a severe car accident.

Ultimately, it’s best to see what lies beneath the surface! An ounce of immediate prevention may go a long, long way. Imagine if the Titanic’s captain knew in advance about the monstrous iceberg beneath the surface in the ship’s direct path! Think about that for a second. Our best advice: see what lies beneath the surface, which makes it much easier to make well-informed decisions!


Auto Accident Chiropractic Palm Beach Gardens FL | (561) 480-0678