Auto Accident Recovery at Health In Motion Chiropractic

woman crying while on the phone while a man is being help by an emergency team worker from a car crash

Car accidents, and the force that goes along with them can be seriously damaging to the neck and back.  With an impact while traveling 10-15 MPH there can be significant damage to the musculoskeletal system. Even though you may not have visible injuries or have pain right away, your spinal column has taken on an enormous amount of impact from the forward momentum of the collision.


The jarring, forceful movement of your body during this type of accident, causes misalignments and damage to the ligaments, muscles, discs and joints in the spinal column. This is especially true of rear-end collisions, where your body and head move forward rapidly and spring back quickly.



Many people do not seek treatment after their accident because they do not feel immediate pain. Your adrenaline can easily hide the fact that you are injured.  It is not uncommon to start feeling the effects of a car accident days or weeks later and some injuries are not actually detected until months or even years after an accident.  

Whiplash Treatment in Debary

Whiplash is one of the most common of Auto Accident injuries and it can take longer than 24 hours for you to develop noticeable symptoms. Symptoms associated with Whiplash include Neck Pain and Upper Back Pain


If whiplash or any other type of injury sustained in an automobile accident gets left untreated, chronic pain and more health problems may develop down the road.  Your Debary Chiropractor at Health In Motion Chiropractic focuses on the spine and the neuromusculoskeletal system which makes our office the best place to start healing your body after a car accident.  


Dr. Auchter also treats soft tissue injuries which are the most common causes of pain after a car accident.  Microtears in your ligaments, tendons and muscles can occur with a car accident and may not show up on imaging but can be a cause of pain and discomfort.

woman holding her neck in pain from a car crash

Other Symptoms You May Experience


  • Inflammation of the ligaments and muscles

  • Muscle spasms and stiffness

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Damage to the cervical spinal column

  • Damage to the spinal column’s vertebrae or discs

  • Neck and shoulder pain, including whiplash

  • Low back pain

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Pain running down your arms

  • Pain in your legs​

If you are experiencing these symptoms, contact our office to discuss treatment options. This type of damage does not go away on its own.

Car Crash Treatment Options in Debary

When patients are treated immediately after a car crash, their recovery is quick and efficient. Chiropractic care is a safe, drug-free therapy that prevents chronic pain from developing.  


At Health In Motion Chiropractic of Debary we offer a wide range of treatment options to address these concerns. You’ll always receive a customized treatment plan that addresses the pain and injuries you have.


Your chiropractor, Dr. Auchter starts with active treatment as soon as possible to encourage proper tissue healing alignment, decreased inflammation and improvement in range of motion.  This will allow proper healing in your spine and musculoskeletal system so that you do not have lasting negative effects from the accident years down the road.

Chiropractic treatment options for Auto Accidents may include

Chiropractic Care

With the use of gentle, chiropractic techniques we can treat facet joint injuries and realign the spinal column to reduce pressure on nerves.  We work with the musculoskeletal system to improve joint motion and decrease pressure on discs. With chiropractic care, we aim at correcting the underlying cause of your pain.



Spinal Decompression

If you have sustained a disc injury from your auto accident, we are able to treat the disc without the need for drugs or surgery through gentle traction techniques. The specialized decompression table is designed to create a vacuum effect in the center of the disc to reabsorb the herniated disc material all while increasing nutrients to the disc to facilitate healing.


Corrective Exercises

We also need to help your body begin moving again in the proper manner. We’ll teach you corrective exercises that work to strengthen and correct the underlying cause of your pain.  The sooner we start safely moving after an injury the quicker the soft tissue will heal. Our treatments are designed to help tissues heal in the proper manner so that they do not cause restrictions and contribute to pain in the future.



Manual Therapy

Perhaps one of the most important types of care auto accident doctors use is manual therapy. Your body’s muscles and ligaments are often inflamed from sustaining the forward momentum of the collision which pulls and stretches the soft tissue and can cause small tears.  With this treatment, we speed up your body’s natural healing ability by increasing blood flow to the injured areas and reduce scar tissue.


Electric Muscle Stimulation

Electric Muscle Stimulation with hot and cold treatments are utilized to decrease muscle spasms and inflammation all while releasing endorphins to decrease pain.


Our Chiropractor's treatments provide long-term benefits. When you visit our chiropractor for car accident injury care, you may be able to prevent minor injuries from becoming serious long-term issues.  

Schedule Your Auto Injury Treatment at Health In Motion Chiropractic Today!

Even if you think you are okay, come in to see your Debary chiropractor at Health In Motion Chiropractic for an evaluation. Our auto injury treatment will provide you with a holistic way to simply feel better and heal properly. Waiting for your condition to get worse before seeing a doctor is not recommended. Remember, early treatment and care can prevent the worsening of your injury.