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Most common car accident injuries

Most Common Car Accident Injuries

middle aged man holding his neck due to a recent car accident injury

When you first get into a car accident, you may not realize that you have any injuries. This is especially true if you were rear-ended at a low speed. Our chiropractor, Dr. Jeranek, at Jeranek Family Chiropractic can diagnose any hidden injuries that you may have and recommend a treatment program to help reduce your symptoms and recovery time.

Soft Tissue Injuries Treated with Chiropractic Care After a Car Crash

Our chiropractor in Kenosha treats soft tissue injuries after a car accident. These are injuries to the muscles and ligaments. Common soft tissue injuries that occur during a car crash include head and neck injuries, joint injuries, sprains and strains, whiplash, and herniated discs.

woman on the phone after a car accident

Head Injuries

Traumatic head injuries, like concussions, can occur during a car accident and result in confusion, difficulty concentrating and sleeplessness. If you suspect you have a concussion, our chiropractor can diagnose the injury, evaluate your symptoms and recommend a treatment program to help with your post-concussion syndrome.

Herniated Discs

The force placed on your body at the time of the accident can cause herniated discs in your back and neck. Herniated discs occur when a portion of the disc bulges or slips out of place, putting pressure on the surrounding nerve roots and causing back, neck and extremity pain.


paramedics helping a woman in a car accident

Whiplash occurs because the head and neck are not as well secured as the rest of the body. At the time of the crash, your body ricochets back and forth between the seatbelt and seatback. While the seatbelt holds your body in place, your head and neck continue forward to their maximum range of motion. This can cause a severe sprain and strain of your neck and misalign the vertebrae. 

Common whiplash symptoms include:

  • Severe headaches

  • Blurry vision

  • Neck pain

  • Stiffness. 

Knee Trauma

During the car crash, your body may slip forward enough in the seat to allow your knee to impact the dash or door. This can result in a twisted knee and/or bruising and welling. Our chiropractor in Kenosha can diagnose the severity of your knee injury and recommend a treatment program to reduce swelling and inflammation and restore range of motion and strength.


Car accident injuries can result in inflammation and swelling of the muscles and ligaments due to sprains and strains. Immediately after the accident, you may not notice any pain due to the adrenaline rush. However, you may feel stiff or sore the next day. Our chiropractor can diagnose sprains and strains and recommend a treatment plan to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling.

Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries are common in the shoulder that is held back by the seatbelt. This can result in shoulder pain and loss in the range of motion of the joint. Chiropractic care with our chiropractor can help heal shoulder injuries that occur as the result of a car accident.

Thankfully, chiropractic care can help heal whiplash while managing your pain and improving your recovery time.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Car Accident Injuries

Chiropractor manually adjusting females patients lower back

When you get into a car accident, one of the best things you can do is seek out chiropractic care, even if you don’t feel any immediate pain or discomfort. Benefits of chiropractic care for car accident injuries include:

  • Decreasing recovery times

  • Diagnosing hidden injuries that are not currently producing many if any symptoms

  • Providing Non-invasive and natural treatment options

  • Reduces the risk of developing lots of scar tissue and experiencing chronic pain

  • Reducing inflammation and swelling

  • Restoring range of motion and flexibility in the injured body part

Treatments for Car Accident Injuries with our Chiropractor at Jeranek Family Chiropractic

When you have back, knee, shoulder pain or neck pain after a car accident, you can rely on our chiropractor to accurately diagnose your injuries and provide you with a treatment program to help heal your injury. It all starts with an accurate physical evaluation that may include our Neuroinfiniti stress response evaluation system and taking digital images of the injured areas of your body.

Once our chiropractor has an accurate diagnosis, he will explain your injuries and all your treatment options. Then, a custom treatment program will be created to help heal your injury and reduce your pain. Common treatment options for car crash injuries include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, decompression therapy, and physical therapy. 

To schedule your initial consultation for your car accident injuries, give us a call at (262) 694-7833

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7505 41st Avenue, Kenosha, Wi, 53142, USA

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  • "My problems started two years ago and I couldn’t walk, I was stuck on a walker, almost bent in half. Dr. Jeranek has helped me very much. I feel better, I walk better, straighter, and without a walker, it’s a night and day difference. I would highly recommend seeing her."
    Myrna J. (female 82)
  • "I had a sore lower back for about a year and sore knees for about 4-5 years before I started seeing Dr. Janet Jeranek. Dr. Jeranek’s rehabilitative Chiropractic care has significantly improved my back pain and both my knees have shown very little pain lately. I am very happy that I can do all of my normal activities with more flexibility with very little pain."
    Ralph M. (Male 75)
  • "I am a semi truck driver and the seat bounces me around. The MRI showed that I messed up my discs in my lower back, I have been suffering from lower back pain for years. I started noticing numbness, tingling, and weakness in my left leg a few weeks ago. So I called Dr. Jeranek and she got me in right away. Now I am feeling great with not leg tingling, weakness, or numbness. Give her a try, you will be glad you did!"
    David B (Male 50)