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Auto Accident Chiropractic in Elizabethtown

Man with sore neck from auto accidentWhether you’ve been in a minor fender bender or a major collision, your car’s not the only thing that took a beating. Even if it looks like your car hasn’t sustained any damage, your body might have. That’s because modern cars are designed to withstand a lot of force without deformation—but the force of the impact is still absorbed by your body and can do significant soft-tissue damage even at low speeds.

At Commonwealth Family Chiropractic, we have over twenty-five years’ experience providing effective chiropractic care for patients with a car accident injury, such as whiplash or other sprains or strains.

Whiplash Symptoms

One of the most common types of auto accident injuries is whiplash. Here are some symptoms that you may experience:

  • Arm pain
  • Blurry vision

In a whiplash injury, the alignment of your neck is altered due to the snapping motion caused by the impact. If it’s not corrected through chiropractic adjustments, when the surrounding muscles heal from the trauma of the accident, they will heal with your neck in this improper alignment. Untreated, this can lead to degeneration and arthritic changes down the road.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral to go to a chiropractor after a wreck?

You do not need any referrals or approval from your regular doctor to go to a chiropractor so you can come straight to us if you like. In Kentucky, it doesn’t matter who is at fault in an accident when it comes to payment for necessary treatment. No matter what the circumstances are, or who was at fault, you have a minimum of $10,000 to spend on medical expenses from any doctor, including Doctors of Chiropractic.

We’ll walk you through what information you need to get and who you can get it from, removing any confusion from the process. We’ll also contact your insurance and submit our bills directly to them so you do not have to.
We are happy to work with any attorney you may already have. Or, if you need an attorney, we will be happy to suggest some to you.

Do you use any specific treatments or equipment to help patients recover from their injuries?

Treatment is specifically targeted to each patient’s individual needs based on the injuries they sustained. This usually consists of chiropractic adjustments to the spine to restore normal joint function, and various therapies and exercises to help restore normal function to injured muscles and ligaments.

If someone doesn’t come in right away after an accident but waits until say a month or two later can you still help them?

Yes, but the sooner you come in, the better.

The spine in general, and the neck in particular, is not meant to handle the forces experienced during a car wreck. Even low speed crashes can cause a whiplash injury with immediate and long term damage to the neck that can reduce your range of motion if it’s not addressed quickly. The sooner treatment is started, the better the results. Therefore, one shouldn’t “wait it out” before coming in to get checked.

If you don’t get needed treatment, over the following weeks and months you’ll typically notice headaches, problems sleeping or concentrating, and neck pain that may radiate to one or both arms.

Don’t Wait for Care

While emergency rooms play an important role in detecting life-threatening conditions following an auto accident, chiropractors are adept at restoring normal alignment and function of the spine. The sooner we begin to restore spinal function, the better. The longer you wait to seek care, the harder it becomes to re-educate the muscles to hold proper alignment.

If you’ve been in a car crash, contact us today to book an appointment. For your convenience, we accept and file automobile accident insurance at no fee to patients.


Auto Accident Chiropractic Elizabethtown, Hodgenville KY | (270) 735-9090