Experience a conservative option to recover from injury at Southcenter Chiropractic Massage and RehabOur chiropractors are experienced in relieving your pain, stabilizing the problem area and making sure you heal without long-term damage.

The Effects of a Motor Vehicle Accident

Your body and spine move with a great deal of force during a collision. You may get whiplash, which stretches the ligaments and tendons in the neck. Inflammation results in the joints, which ultimately leads to damage in the spinal cord and the nerves that exit the spine.

The Problem With Waiting

Often, people put off getting care for an injury. They want to wait and see if it improves, and over time, they get used to the pain. In the meantime, your body is laying down scar tissue that builds up and leads to pain and limited mobility. You can experience permanent impairment if you don’t get attention right away.

Your Initial Appointment

The paperwork for workplace injury and motor vehicle accidents is a little longer than for a typical new patient visit, as we want to get the details of how your injury occurred. We’ll give you a full examination including taking X-rays or referring you out for MRIs to determine the cause of your problems. When possible, you’ll receive treatment on your first visit.

Your care will be billed directly to your auto insurance company via the personal injury protection. If you need an attorney, we’ll be happy to refer you to one.


How long will it take to recover?

That depends on the severity of your case. It can vary for more serious injuries or those who were not in a state of good health before the accident. The quicker you get under care ,the better chances you have of a fast recovery.

Do you recommend anything alongside chiropractic care?

Yes. We work with MDs, physical therapists and other doctors. We’ll be happy to refer you out whenever necessary.

When should I come in?

You need to see a chiropractor as quickly as you can after an injury. Those first few days are important, before your body begins producing scar tissue to try to repair the damage. As long as you don’t have any broken bones, the chiropractor’s office should be the first place you go.

When can I return to work?

You don’t want to start working before your body is ready. We’re your advocate, so our goal is to take care of you. We know you need to get back to work, but we will be sure that you do so in a safe manner.