Genesis Chiropractic Spine & Sports Center
5950 S. Willow Dr Suite 200
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(720) 515-8002


Genesis Chiropractic Spine & Sports Center      


Auto Accidents


If you have been in an auto accident, you may consider contacting our office to evaluate any trauma that may have occurred. We specialize in treating a wide range of auto accident injuries including whiplash, a common auto injury.

It is easy to sustain neck trauma is when one car collides into the rear-end of another. The passenger in the front automobile has their neck jerked back quickly resulting in an injury we know as whiplash. Whiplash can include: strained muscles and/or ligaments, and spinal joint injuries. This kind of neck injury is often associated with tension type headaches and head pain as a result of cervical dysfunction.

Other symptoms of whiplash include: nausea, arm and shoulder pain, and tingling in the hands and fingers. As with any injury, it is important to get an evaluation shortly thereafter to rule out any serious injury. In most whiplash cases, injuries are surface ones to the tissue and ligaments. 

A study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery stated that “…an individual involved in a motor vehicle accident is nearly 7-times more likely to suffer neck degeneration within 7-years of the accident…” than individuals that have not been involved in an auto accident. The goal of chiropractic care is to return the injured joints, muscles and nerves to complete, healthy function thereby reducing this increased risk of degeneration.

Treatment for Whiplash

Since injuries following a motor vehicle accident tend to affect many different tissues, a multi-pronged treatment program is often necessary to achieve full recovery.
Chiropractic Adjustments
Chiropractic Adjustments return joints to their proper motion and position allowing your body to regain its lost function. This often relieves pain caused by inflammation trapped within the joints and reduces strain on tight, fatigued and spasmed muscles. Chiropractic adjustments are also effective in reducing pressure on “pinched” nerves and joint irritation often associated with headaches.

Muscle Therapy

Muscle Therapy following an auto accident is beneficial at reducing the pain associated with muscle spasms and is also effective at preventing muscle inflammation from converting to scar tissue within the muscle (one of the prime contributions to chronic pain following an accident).
Ice and Medications
Ice, anti-inflammatory medications (Advil, Ibuprogen, Motrin, Alleve), painkillers and muscle relaxants can offer short-term relief, but do not address the source of the pain. These methods only mask the symptoms and can sometimes be harmful especially if it allows the injured person to perform activities that should be avoided until significant healing has occurred. Remember: Pain and muscle spasms are both protective responses that attempt to prevent further damage.

Please Note

This section is provided as a general overview of the complex syndrome known as “whiplash”. More detailed information can be found on this site under Common Problems, or via the links below . Each condition associated with whiplash is covered individually in greater detail in this section.

Common Problems Associated with Whiplash
Neck Pain
Low Back Pain
Disc Injuries
Shoulder Pain
Rotator Cuff Impingement

If you think you may suffer from whiplash injury, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors today Call us at 720-515-8002. Proper management is critical in the recovery from whiplash injuries and to prevent future damage. If you live in or around Centennial, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, we will gladly answer any of your questions and provide you with the best treatment options available to you.
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7940 S University Blvd, Suite 100 centennial, CO 80122 US
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