4 Signs You Need a Chiropractic Adjustment After an Accident

What are the signs you need to get a chiropractic adjustment after an accident?

  1. Pain
  2. Headaches 
  3. Stiffness or numbness
  4. Sleeping issues 
If you’ve gone through an accident and are experiencing aches, you might want to learn more about the signs to get chiropractic adjustment after an accident. Recovering after an accident involves not just dealing with insurance, but also treating any injuries that arise afterward.   Those who have been in an accident typically suffer from pain and discomfort which affect the ability to complete daily tasks. Why struggle every day when you can recover with the help of chiropractic treatment in the Philippines? When you visit a chiropractic clinic in Manila, your medical history and lifestyle will be assessed. Diagnostic exams will help to pinpoint the source of the injury symptoms. With this, the chiropractor will come up with a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan for you.  Seeking chiropractic care can decrease your pain and increase your mobility for accomplishing daily tasks easily. Here are four signs to get chiropractic adjustment after an accident. Read on why. 


The back, neck, and joints are common areas that are affected during accidents. For example, victims of car accidents, sports accidents, falls, amusement park accidents, and physical abuse typically experience whiplash. Whiplash refers to a neck injury caused by a forceful back-and-forth jerk to the head and neck.  Accident victims typically experience mild whiplash and recover after a few weeks. You can have neck pain and movement will be restricted. However, more severe whiplash can have long-term debilitating effects that affect life qualify for months or even years.  Seeking chiropractic help can help alleviate your accident pains, such as those because of whiplash, through spinal manipulation. Your chiropractor will identify which neck joints may have been misaligned and readjust them back into proper alignment through gentle, controlled thrusts. These thrusts stimulate the nervous system and spine, and restore normal joint movement.  In addition, your chiropractor can pinpoint painful muscle points and employ soft tissue therapy. Applying direct pressure and stretching the muscles will alleviate muscle tensions and speed up the accident recovery. 

Headaches Headaches 

A headache that occurs after a car accident is referred to as a post-traumatic headache. Impacts to the head during an accident can cause post-traumatic headache, whiplash, or worst, a concussion.    After an accident, headaches are often experienced in conjunction with stiffness/numbness and whiplash. As the neck is forcefully jerked in opposing directions, spinal disc herniation occurs.  If you are experiencing a tension-type headache or tightness across the forehead with moderate to severe intensity, a chiropractor can address its source and treat the injury through spinal manipulation. As the function of the spine is improved through the neck and back, underlying injuries that cause your headaches can be treated.  

Stiffness or Numbness

Some victims may not feel major pain after an accident, however, many will notice stiffness or numbness in certain areas of the body. In most cases, stiffness and numbness are felt in the neck, shoulders, and back. If left untreated, this stiffness and numbness can result in pain, discomfort, and cramping that affects daily activities for years.  What most people don’t realize after an accident is that even minor stiffness and numbness can lead to chronic spine issues. It is also a misconception that only high-impact collisions can cause spinal injuries. Given that there are numerous ways the spine and joints can be injured during an accident, stiffness, numbness, nerve compression, herniated discs, and spinal disc misalignment can all occur.  The good news is, 85% of chiropractic patients report relief from nerve pain, numbness, and stiffness due to spinal manipulation and various chiropractic modalities (e.g., ultrasound, heat and ice therapy, lifestyle changes).

Sleeping Issues Sleeping issues 

Most of the time, sleeping issues such as insomnia and sleep fragmentation are the result of pain from accidents. Accidents can also cause psychological problems, and these problems can make it harder to get good quality sleep. It’s important to seek the help of a chiropractor to address underlying injuries and help get you back to a healthy sleeping pattern. 

Key Takeaway

In this article are just some signs to get chiropractic adjustment after an accident. Accident victims with mild to moderate injuries can recover within a few weeks. But if you want to speed up your recovery period and avoid long-lasting effects, it would be best to visit a chiropractor that will provide a comprehensive treatment plan.  At Chiropractor Philippines, we work with you to create a customized approach for healing. We have locations in Alabang and Paranaque City. Click here to schedule an appointment now. 

Written By: Dr. Benedicto Luz Adorable III

Dr. Ben is the CEO and Founder of Philippine Chiropractic Healthcare Specialist. He has a Doctorate Degree of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic.

To read more about Dr. Ben, click here.

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