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Auto Accident Chiropractic at
Cleveland Heights Chiropractic Clinic

Man holding neck in front of wrecked carThe Insurance Research Council reports that out of the 12 million motor vehicle accidents that happen each year, nearly one-third of those involved seek treatment from a chiropractor. That’s because chiropractors are uniquely trained and qualified to provide the care needed to prevent musculoskeletal injuries from becoming lifelong issues.

At Cleveland Heights Chiropractic Clinic, we’ve been offering outstanding results for auto accident patients for over four decades. Our doctors are exceptional at addressing these types of injuries.

What Happens to My Body in a Car Crash?

In an accident, whiplash (the quick forward-back or side-side motion of the head-on impact) pulls on the musculature in the neck, while the seat belt can jar the lower back vertebrae. Significant inflammation and swelling will occur, as well as joint irritation.

If left untreated, the body will do its best to heal these injuries, but the soft tissues don’t regain their normal tensile strength, and that causes instability within the joints of the spine. This is where the arthritic process begins. Getting care as soon as possible after an accident helps manage the soft tissue components of the trauma and joint mobilization issues, to slow and lessen that degenerative process.

How Long Does It Take to Recover?

Conservatively, we estimate 3-6 months for recovery, depending on your injuries. We are committed to ensuring that you can return to all the normal activities of your daily living before finalizing care. It’s important to understand that you might feel better, but we want you to stick with care until you are better.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does your office work with insurance companies?


Do you take X-rays?

We refer our patients to an outside imaging facility for X-rays as needed.

How long does the initial appointment take?

It takes about one hour.

Do you bill insurance directly?


Do you recommend any treatments other than chiropractic care, and are these services offered in your clinic?

We often suggest a combination of chiropractic care, massage therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound and hot/cold applications as indicated to assist in management of personal injury cases.

What sort of injuries can happen in an accident?

Accidental injuries usually treated in the chiropractic office include sprains of ligaments and strains of muscles. These can occur at each level of the spine or extremities.

Don’t Wait—Get Care Today

We work with insurance and attorneys to ensure you get the care you need. We refer out for imaging, such as MRIs and X-rays, which are then reviewed by a board-certified radiologist. They’ll send us the images and reports, so that we can review them with you. We’ll also work with your other medical providers to help you get the best results possible.

Contact us today to get started with care.


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