Accidents, Injuries & Chiropractic

Sometimes our world can be a pretty dangerous place; many of us have experienced a traumatic brush (or collision) with reality. Accidents may be unavoidable, but much of the resultant pain and suffering may, in many cases, be safely and gently addressed with chiropractic care.

That is because nearly everyone who has experienced a trauma has subluxations: structural distortions causing nerve stress, pain, organ or system malfunction and dis-ease (body malfunction). (1)

Doctors of chiropractic specialize in locating and correcting subluxations using safe, gentle, “adjustment” techniques.
Old injuries can cause serious health problems

Many people leave the emergency room with as many subluxations as when they entered it. Chiropractors belong in every emergency room.


Physical and mental health problems after the accident
Accidents can cause shoulder, arm, wrist, hand, leg, back and facial injuries. In addition, scoliosis, insomnia, mental dullness, nervousness, anxiety, memory problems, depression, constipation, diarrhea, headache, hearing, vision problems and more have been reported following trauma. Chiropractic care has been a blessing to accident victims. (2-11)
“You’ll have to live with it”

Too many people have been told that they’ll just have to “learn to live with it.” But it isn’t always true. Anyone who has been in an accident or trauma, no matter how long ago, should see a chiropractor. A chiropractic adjustment can make the difference between a life of pain and suffering and a life of ease and health.



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