Signs You Got Whiplash from your Car Accident
December 12, 2021

Car accidents can lead to serious and life-changing injuries. The wrong treatment approach may make the problem worse by masking the pain rather than addressing the root of the problem.

While not appropriate for all types of injuries, there’s a range of holistic, natural approaches to medicine that can help you heal from your injuries without the risks and side effects of pain medications and surgery.

Here’s how receiving chiropractic care and complementary forms of treatment from the Accident Recovery Team – including a car accident chiropractor – at County Line Chiropractic can help you get past your injuries and recover from chronic pain.

Natural & Holistic Treatments of Car Accident Injuries

Types of Car Accident Injuries We Treat

Chiropractic care and rehabilitation can be a safe and effective way to treat a variety of injuries related to a car accident. A personalized treatment plan that includes chiropractic care, physical therapy, therapeutic massage, and other holistic treatments can treat a variety of car accident injuries such as:

Check out our Customized Care Plan page for more info on how we combine your medical history, physical exam, digital scans, and unique injuries to create a unique treatment plan designed especially for you.

Why You Should See a Car Accident Chiropractor

Chiropractic treatment offers a non-invasive, safe, and effective alternative to surgery and potentially addictive painkillers to help you recover from your injuries naturally. Chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to treat the cause of your pain rather than masking your symptoms until they return.

This form of natural treatment combines chiropractic adjustment and personalized treatment plans to correct joint problems and spinal misalignments after a car accident in a way that helps your body heal the way it’s meant to without the downtime and risks of surgery.

Depending on the nature of your injuries, visiting a car accident chiropractor can be an excellent first step to begin recovering from an auto accident or continue rehabilitation after your primary treatment.

Here’s why you should consider chiropractic care after being injured in an accident:

  • Treat hidden or invisible injuries. Many injuries from a car accident take time to show symptoms, especially soft tissue injuries like whiplash and micro-tears in the muscles and ligaments. These injuries may not show up on an x-ray, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t real. Without treatment, the injuries can get worse and progress to chronic pain and other complications.
  • Non-invasive alternative to surgery. Back pain is often treated by performing surgical procedures, but it can frequently be corrected or eased naturally with chiropractic care. A chiropractor uses non-invasive adjustments to the spine to promote healing and reduce pain.
  • Reduce inflammation. After an accident, soft tissue injuries may not be diagnosed through traditional diagnostics like x-rays. These injuries are responsible for the soreness you experience after a car accident. Spinal manipulation helps release anti-inflammatories to prompt your body to heal and reduce inflammation naturally.
  • No addictive medications or side effects. The traditional approach to treating pain uses prescription painkillers and muscle relaxants. While there is a place for these treatments, they can cause more problems as your body heals. Masking pain may make you think you’re better when you’re not, potentially worsening or aggravating your injuries. Painkillers can also be addictive and come with unpleasant side effects.

Restore range of motion. Inflammation and soft tissue injuries from a car accident can leave you with a reduced range of motion in your back, neck, and arms. Chiropractic adjustment helps ease inflammation and restore the alignment of the spine to ensure blood and nutrients travel properly through your body. This can also help mobilize the spine and restore your normal range of motion.

Holistic Treatments for Car Accident Injuries

Chiropractic Care After An Accident

A customized and holistic treatment plan to help you recover from your car accident may include a range of treatment options. These natural treatments can be combined for the greatest effect, and a customized care plan from County Line Chiro typically includes more than one treatment type.

Research shows that a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program produces the best improvement after a motor vehicle accident in terms of pain, physical function, and emotional health.

Chiropractic Adjustment

Even at speeds as low as 5 miles per hour, car accidents can jostle the bones in your spine out of alignment, leading to whiplash or other head and neck injuries.

Chiropractic treatment following a car accident uses gentle spinal manipulation to adjust your spinal column to the correct position. This can relieve nerve pain from compressed nerves and herniated discs.

Spinal manipulation has been shown to provide proven pain relief, especially for back pain, and works as well as or better than painkillers without the side effects or risk of dependency. It can also be combined with other forms of traditional and alternative medicine.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is another important component of a holistic recovery from a car accident. Our Accident Recovery Team helps you adapt to physical changes in your body by teaching you how to do exercises and activities appropriate for your injuries and the stage of your recovery.

Rehab can help you improve your flexibility and strength while reducing pain. Physical therapy helps support your recovery process, and it can help prevent long-term problems like chronic pain.

Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage can be part of physical therapy to ease muscle strains, release trigger points, and enjoy relief from nerve compression and pain. Massage therapy is also an excellent complement to spinal manipulation since massages can increase the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments, while adjustments make it easier for a massage to have a positive impact on the body.


While some people feel heat and a small tingle, ultrasound therapy is painless and non-invasive. It works well with other therapies to increase the flow of blood to the site of an injury and reduce inflammation, potentially helping speed up your recovery time.

Ultrasound wands have a special crystal that, when charged, vibrates quickly and produces ultrasound waves. When the wand is aimed at your injured area, these waves create heat, which can decrease swelling and improve your range of motion in an affected joint.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Also known as EMS, electrical muscle stimulation can help reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and reduce muscle spasms.

With this treatment, a therapist places sticky pads around your problem area. Fully adjustable light electrical pulses are sent to the pads, which causes the muscles to spasm and contract. These muscle contractions release endorphins, helping to relieve your pain.

While it may sound painful or scary, the therapist can make the electrical pulses as light or as powerful as you can tolerate, so it should never hurt.

Kinesio Taping

While you may have seen Kinesio Tape on premier athletes, you might benefit just as much as high-paid stars from K-Tape. Although it is commonly used for sports-related injuries, your car accident injuries may also benefit from the thin, breathable waterproof cotton tape. It stretches with your skin and provides support for your muscles without being bulky.

Safe for children and adults, Kinesio Tape is often used for:

  • Swelling. When it’s applied to a swollen area, it may ease tension and pull fluids away.
  • Circulation. Since it gently lifts your skin, K-Tape lets blood flow more freely.
  • Support. Kinesio Tape reduces pain and helps move injured or weak muscles.
  • Prevention. It can provide extra stability and support to problematic joints.

Schedule Your Car Accident Chiropractor Appointment Today

Recovering from a car accident can take time. There’s no reason to delay your suffering or sacrifice your health on treatment options that aren’t working for you. Contact County Line Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment for a personalized treatment approach that gets at the root of your pain with a natural, holistic approach.

We have 6 locations across South Florida where you can start your healing journey: East Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, North Miami Beach, and Miami Gardens.

County Line Chiropractic Medical & Rehab Centers offer transportation for our patients who were in car accidents, so don’t wait until your car is out of the shop to make an appointment. We also welcome walk-ins, so don’t let anything stand in the way of recovering from your injuries with the help of our Accident Recovery Team.

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