Auto Accidents

Spence Chiropractic Center Specializes in treatment of auto accident injuries, auto accidents can cause serious damage to your neck, back, shoulders, and other parts of the body. Even minor injuries to these areas can turn into chronic pain without the right care. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, Spence Chiropractic Center offers chiropractic care and physical therapy. Dr. Christopher Spence provides these treatments for patients in San Diego, California, who have been hurt in car accidents.

Auto Accidents Q & A



What are some common auto accident injuries?

When you’re involved in a collision on the road, you have a high chance of injuring your neck, back, and shoulders.

Depending on the impact of the collision and the way your body moves, you might end up with torn muscles, ligaments, or tendons. Other injuries that might occur include fractures and spinal disc herniations.

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when your head and neck are thrown forward and backward suddenly in a collision. When this happens, it can cause damage to the spinal discs in your neck and upper back.

If you have whiplash, you might experience neck and upper back pain and stiffness, nausea, and headaches. You might also have damage to soft tissue in these areas, such as ligaments and muscles.

When do I need treatment for an auto accident injury?

You should have your injury treated as soon as possible after you’ve been in an auto accident.

In some cases, neither pain nor other symptoms appear immediately. Nevertheless, waiting too long for treatment could result in a more serious injury or improper healing, which puts you at risk of dealing with chronic pain.

How are auto accident injuries diagnosed?

Dr. Spence conducts a physical exam to check for certain factors, such as where the pain seems to be coming from, how severe it is, and how it affects your range of motion.

He might also have you undergo imaging tests, such as X-rays, to determine the type of injury you have and how serious it is.

That diagnostic process helps Dr. Spence create a treatment plan for your auto accident injury.

How does chiropractic care help auto accident injuries?

When any part of your spine isn’t properly aligned, it can put too much pressure on the nerves in the area and cause pain and other symptoms. Chiropractic care involves ensuring that your whole spine is aligned correctly.


Dr. Spence performs chiropractic adjustments that align your spine, which helps relieve pain from whiplash and other auto accident injuries. You might also benefit from having physical therapy for your injury to strengthen your back and neck muscles.

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, please contact Spence Chiropractic Center to schedule an appointment with Dr. Spence.


Dr. Spence participating in motor vehicle accident crash study.


Dr. Spence participating in motor vehicle accident crash study.

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