Car Accident

man needing a chiropractor after a car accident
Had a car accident? Our chiropractor helps after an MVA

How a Chiropractor Helps after a Car Accident

Chiropractic Care for Motor Vehicle Accidents/MVA’s:

Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) result in serious injuries such as back sprain or strain, bruises and soft tissue damage or whiplash.  These happen regardless of the extent of the damage to your car. Whiplash may be associated with mild to severe neck pain, headaches and pain and numbness or tingling in the hands and arms. These symptoms may start right away, or they may take a few days to show up. Prompt examination and care from a chiropractor after the accident will help to speed the recovery process.  Seeing a chiropractor may also help to prevent long-term damage. Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective in treating the injuries that are the result of a car accident.  It works by re-aligning joints and the spine, releasing muscle tension, strains and sprains and by providing soft tissue therapy.

Techniques like laser, ultrasound, and interferential current can help injuries or pain. In addition to adjustments/mobilizations, our chiropractor also uses a range of myofascial techniques such as Active Release Therapy (ART), massage, nerve flossing, McKenzie and Mulligan techniques, Medical Acupuncture and craniosacral therapy.

Medications for Pain After a Car Accident

NSAIDsCox-2 inhibitors and Tylenol are the pain relievers normally prescribed after a car accident. They carry a significant risk of bleeding ulcers, heart attack/stroke or liver damage.  Used sparingly they can help relieve the pain, while you address the underlying cause through chiropractic treatment.

For this or any other musculoskeletal or pain-related condition, see Dr Darlene or Dr Brandon DavyBook an appointment here or call 416-481-0222 for more information.

Other Alternative Treatments for Pain After a Car Accident

Nutritional supplements

Certain nutrients can help as natural anti-inflammatories, such as fish oil, and natural muscle relaxants, such as magnesium. Our naturopathic doctors can advise on dosages and the best quality product for you.


Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to safely relieve pain. It encourages the production of natural painkillers and anti-inflammatories in the brain and helps stimulate the immune system to speed healing.

Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can help relax the muscles that may have tightened up in response to the accident. Our RMT’s can also help strains, sprains and fractures heal better.

Herbal Remedies

Herbal medicines like Boswellia and curcumin can act as natural anti-inflammatories without the side effects associated with NSAID’s, Tylenol and other prescription drugs.  Our Naturopathic Doctors provide advice on the appropriate use of these.

Medically reviewed by Naturopath Dr Pamela Frank

Spread the love