Auto Accident FAQs

Chiropractic care can help you manage painful symptoms of an auto accident injury. A visit to Tropea Chiropractic in Sunnyvale, CA, can determine if you suffered whiplash or other musculoskeletal injury as a result of your accident, so you can get pain relief. These FAQs explain more about musculoskeletal auto injuries and how chiropractic care can help with treatment.


I was in an auto accident, but am not feeling pain. Should I still schedule a chiropractic visit?

Sometimes painful symptoms aren’t felt right away due to the shock to your system. Some people don’t feel pain until days or weeks after their accident. By this time, their condition could have worsened. By seeing a chiropractor right away, you can get a diagnosis of any injury you sustained and start treatment without delay. We recommend seeing our Sunnyvale, CA, chiropractor within days of your accident to diagnose your condition.

What kinds of musculoskeletal injuries can auto mishaps cause?

Auto accidents can cause muscle, joint, ligament, tendon, and nerve injuries, resulting in neck, shoulder, back, leg, knee, and head pain. Whiplash is a very common auto accident injury caused by strained muscles and tissues in your cervical spine. An auto accident can also cause spinal misalignments, strains and sprains, ligament tears, herniated disc, dislocated shoulder, dashboard knee, and other musculoskeletal injuries.

How do chiropractors treat auto accident injuries?

After a thorough evaluation of your condition, our Sunnyvale, CA, chiropractor will create a treatment plan conducive to your medical needs. Our goal will be to relieve pain and help you recover from your injury. In the process, we may offer tips on how to improve your overall health and well-being.

As auto accidents often cause trauma to the spine, we’ll start by inspecting your spinal alignment to see if there are structures out of position. Imbalances in your spine can place pressure on spinal nerves, resulting in pain and inflammation. We’ll use chiropractic adjustments to realign your spine and reduce pain by taking pressure off of spinal nerves. Soft tissue massage reduces pain by easing muscle tension and circulating oxygen-rich blood to injured areas so you can heal. We’ll also show you corrective exercises you can do at home to restore range of motion, flexibility and mobility.

Will my auto insurance help pay for my chiropractic treatment?

If you have the right coverage, chiropractic care can be covered in part by auto insurance. If you weren’t at fault for the accident, the insurer of the driver at fault may cover your treatment.

See Our Sunnyvale, CA Chiropractor for Chiropractic Auto Accident Injury Treatment

To schedule a consultation at Tropea Chiropractic in Sunnyvale, CA, for auto accident injury treatment, call us at (408) 329-9604.