Car Accidents

The trauma of a car accident can go on for a long time. But your pain shouldn’t have to. At Helvig Health Chiropractic in Sun City, Arizona and near Peoria, El Mirage, and Surprise, Arizona, Dr. Alan J. Helvig and his team can help with all of your paperwork, diagnoses, and care after a car accident. They’ll customize a treatment plan that will help your body heal, so you don’t have any long-term side effects.

Car Accidents Q & A

When should I see a chiropractor after having a car accident?

In some cases, you might not be in much pain until a couple days after your car accident. Even if the accident was minor and you don’t think you need treatment, see the doctor for an evaluation right away. While you might be too tender or too sore for a full chiropractic treatment, you can at least have x-rays taken and undergo an assessment to see what is going on. You can even get certain types of soft tissue treatments, including cold laser, which can speed up your healing process in the most gentle way possible.


What is a whiplash injury?

Whiplash is a severe neck strain that is often associated with automobile accidents. When you get hit, your head jerks forward and backward — or side to side — causing muscles and tendons to tear. Initially you may only feel minor stiffness and discomfort, but after several hours, or even several days, your symptoms may worsen.


How will I know if it’s whiplash?

The best thing you can do if you suspect you have a whiplash injury, is to be examined by Dr. Helvig. Let him know all of the symptoms you have. Many men and women complain of:

  • Decreased range of neck motion
  • Pain turning or tilting head
  • Neck stiffness
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Neck and shoulder tenderness
  • Headaches that start at the base of the skull


Can other problems occur after a car accident?

Yes. Aside from whiplash, which is common, you may experience widespread back pain, leg pain, joint pain, and shoulder pain, among other issues. These types of pain can be caused by:

  • Herniated discs
  • Bone fractures
  • Sprains or strains
  • Muscle spasms


Is treatment painful?

The goal of chiropractic treatment is to achieve a pain-free state. While chiropractic adjustments might be uncomfortable in some cases, your sessions shouldn’t cause pain. If you do have strains, sprains, or fractures that leave you in severe pain, Dr. Helvig can still treat you with more gentle techniques or specialized chiropractic adjustment instruments, to minimize any discomfort during treatment.

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10323 West Coggins Drive , Suite C
Sun City, AZ 85351
Phone: 623-201-8795
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