Car Accident Chiropractor in Broomfield

auto injuries are commonly helped by seeing a chiropractor

Many people will seek out chiropractic care in Broomfield after having an auto injury.  A common auto injury, whiplash, occurs when the head and neck are whipped from back to front, similar to how a whip is cracked. The majority of car accidents are rear-end collisions with whiplash being a common result. Whiplash can also occur from other kinds of trauma, accidents, abuse, and falls.

Many people in Broomfield who have been involved in an accident don't even realize they have received a whiplash injury until weeks or months later when the problem becomes persistent and leads to other issues. If your neck has been injured in an accident or other incident, this article will help you to understand if you have a whiplash injury and how chiropractic care can help you to treat it.

Whiplash in Broomfield

When the neck is whipped from back to front during a car accident, while playing contact sports such as football, or occasionally from an assault or other physical trauma, a number of things can happen to the spine and surrounding soft tissue. Whiplash describes the initial impact, but the results can include:

  • Disc bulges and herniation
  • Subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine),
  • Injured bones in the spine,
  • Irritated and damaged nerves
  • Pulled ligaments and muscles in the neck

What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

Whiplash injuries can range from mild to very severe. Injuries tend to be more significant when your headrest is positioned too low. If the impact was quite severe or the headrest was low there is the possibility that bones are broken or tissue is damaged. It is highly recommended that you see a chiropractor and receive a thorough examination and x-rays. Even if the impact seemed mild, you may have whiplash if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder, upper back, and arm pain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain when turning the head
  • Inability to move or turn the head fully
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, and fingers
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depression

As you can see there are a wide range of symptoms and not all of them may be immediately traceable to whiplash. Even if you have been cleared by a doctor, your pain could still be related to whiplash and you may need treatment to correct the problem. If you have recently been injured it's important to get your spine checked as soon as possible. The sooner that you start treating the issue the less chance you have of it developing into a long-term problem.

Whiplash Diagnosis

Our chiropractor will evaluate your entire spine to establish whether its other parts are also affected by whiplash. Our chiropractor identifies any restricted muscle spasms, ligament injuries, intervertebral disc pain, and restricted joint movement. This examination is done through a method known as static and motion palpation. Our chiropractor will also evaluate the tightness and tenderness in your neck and how the spinal joints move. Depending on the severity of the pain, our chiropractor will customize a treatment plan unique to your needs.

  • Chiropractic Manipulation
    Chiropractic manipulation is the primary joint dysfunction treatment done by our chiropractor by gently moving the affected joint into proper positioning. For pain management, our chiropractor may use a relaxed mobilizing movement.
  • Muscle Stimulation or Relaxation
    Muscle stimulation involves gentle stretches of muscles with increased tension or several inhibited muscle contractions. With the help of finger techniques and gentle stretches, our chiropractic specialist reduces muscle tension and provides pain relief.
  • Trigger Point Therapy
    Our chiropractor can identify a painful, tight area of your muscle by directing pressure onto it to eliminate muscle tension. The purpose of this chiropractic technique is to stimulate the nervous system to reinstate proper spine motion.
  • Therapeutic Massage
    Our chiropractor provides massage therapy to reduce muscle tension from whiplash. Massaging tight muscles is part of regenerative medicine offered by our medical specialists.

Contact Us for Chiropractic Care in Broomfield

Why suffer from whiplash? If you have sustained an injury caused by an auto accident and are still experiencing pain or discomfort, it is time to see a specialist. Our chiropractor at Summit Medical Care Center provides a range of chiropractic services to patients in and around the Broomfield area. Call us or contact us online to find out how we can help you get back to living pain-free.


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7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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Summit Medical Care Center

54 Garden Center
Broomfield, CO 80020

(303) 466-3232