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Auto Accident Care in Madison

auto accident neck painWhen you are involved in a motor vehicle accident (or a fall), your body goes through what is called rapid acceleration/deceleration. This sharp movement damages the cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscles of the musculoskeletal system, leaving your body in a protective and guarded state.

That’s why we encourage you to contact our practice as quickly as possible following your accident.

Common Auto Accident Injuries We Treat

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries we see at Shoreline Chiropractic. This type of injury occurs when the soft tissues surrounding the spine get damaged. The two most common symptoms of whiplash are neck pain and stiffness. These often don’t occur until a day or two after the accident.

Herniated and slipped discs also often occur due to auto accidents. With this type of injury, one or more fluid-filled discs located between the vertebrae become forced out of place due to the impact of the accident.

Modalities We May Use

Our care includes various chiropractic techniques that will be customized to meet your needs. Rest assured that our care is gentle, yet extremely effective. We have an array of services to help you get out of pain and on the path to recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should people seek chiropractic care after an accident?

Chiropractic adjustments will help optimize the movement of your joints by helping correct musculoskeletal dysfunction and restore proper spinal ranges of motion.

Will I need X-rays?

If X-rays are necessary, we work with the best local radiologists to evaluate the structure and integrity of the bones, joints and ligaments following an accident.

Do you bill insurance directly?

Most insurance plans will pay for accident-related care. We are happy to call and confirm coverage prior to starting care.

What if I’m just experiencing minor pain?

Even if your pain isn’t severe, it’s a good idea to get a thorough chiropractic evaluation. Many musculoskeletal injuries, such as whiplash, do not cause extreme pain right away. It may be several weeks before chronic pain arises. By coming in for a diagnostic exam as soon as possible after your accident, we can ensure your injuries are fully diagnosed and managed.

Should I go to the emergency room?

If you feel you need to, are bleeding, or in severe pain, please go to the emergency room. We recommend visiting us after being checked out in the ER, as it’s common to overlook misaligned spinal bones, which they likely won’t search for.

Contact Us Today

If you’ve been in an auto accident, call our practice today to schedule a consultation. We want to help you heal, recover and get your life back.

Auto Accident Care Madison, Clinton and Guilford CT | Shoreline Chiropractic