After Car Accident Chiropractor: Why You Need To See One

Seeking medical Chiropractor treatment after you have been in a car accident is the first thing you should do. In most cases, accident victims are taken to the emergency room to be assessed for injuries and to receive treatment to help them recover. Going through these steps after a car accident is important regardless of whether or not you believe you have been injured or don’t think that the minor injuries you sustained require medical attention. This is because some injuries can take hours or, in some cases, days to begin to hurt.

Understanding these factors is crucial for your well-being after being in a car accident. Simply put, you cannot afford to take such events lightly regardless of how minor you think they are. Furthermore, taking the appropriate steps can help save your life and ensure that you do not suffer any long-term effects.

Do I Need To See A Chiropractor After A Car Accident?

Even though you may eventually need to see a chiropractor after a car accident to help with some of the injuries you suffered as a result of the ordeal, it is still important that you go to your general doctor or your primary physician to undergo a complete body assessment. They will be able to inform you whether or not you need to pay a visit to a chiropractor who can assist you with your car injuries.

That said, it is usually recommended that victims of car accidents see a chiropractor within 72 hours of them visiting their primary doctor. In addition to the physical benefits, doing so will also prove crucial when the time comes for you to make your insurance claim for injuries and medical bills.  

Some car accident injuries requiring chiropractic care can have long-term effects on your body if not remedied quickly or properly. The truth is that even the slightest fender bender can result in injuries like chronic pain in the future that can be very costly and troublesome. They include the following:

  • Back, neck, and spine injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Injuries to ligaments
  • Chronic soreness

Out of the injuries mentioned above, whiplash is one of the most common reasons why people seek chiropractic care after a car accident. Sometimes, whiplash symptoms can take up to 2 days to be felt. Therefore, even if you don’t feel pain or discomfort immediately after a car accident, having a chiropractor or doctor assess you can help reveal some hidden issues. That said, some of the main symptoms of whiplash include:


Do I Need A Chiropractic Adjustment After A Car Accident?

We can all agree that a car accident is the last thing anyone wants to happen to them. Adding a car wreck to your already stressful routine can lead to more pressure and anxiety, which is never a good situation. Also, car accident injuries will often disrupt someone’s life, forcing them to do things they were not prepared for, like taking time off work or losing the strength and ability to perform certain tasks. 

One of the biggest questions most people have after being in a car accident is where they should go to get treatment. As mentioned, your primary physician should be your first stop. However, going to see a chiropractor for an adjustment is also important. They can help to relieve pain you didn’t even know about and help prevent different kinds of discomfort that may present themselves in the future. 


If you have been the victim of a car accident or automobile collision, you should not be surprised if you begin to experience back pain and you should see a chiropractor for car accident immidiately. This may occur immediately after the accident for some people, but for others, such discomfort may present itself a few hours, days, or even weeks after the event. Most medical practitioners will tell you that it is not uncommon for accident injury pain to be delayed. There have even been reports of individuals who seemed to have walked away totally unscathed from a car accident but only to start experiencing discomfort a couple of days later. This is usually the result of adrenaline rushing through the body, which helps mask any pain.

The Brost Clinic offers car accident victims the highest quality chiropractic and natural health services designed to help alleviate pain. If you have recently been in an accident or know someone who has, feel free to reach out to us today. We are here to help.

Winter Injuries

The white Minnesota winter can be beautiful on a cold, sunny day. A winter sunrise over Wayzata Bay is something to behold! But winter can also be dangerous. Slippery roads and icy walk ways set the stage for both slip and fall injuries and car accidents. Shoveling snow is tough on your back, even starting a snow blower can cause a back injury. Ice skating is fun but a fall on the hard ice can cause damage. Sledding down a hill, hitting bumps can cause back and neck injuries, especially for parents and grandparents who try to keep up with their kids! Skiing or snowboarding is great exercise but, again, if you fall, you can get hurt.

IMG 8475We clearly can’t live in fear of possible injuries. We need to get out to enjoy and have fun in the snow! But, if injuries happen know that good chiropractic care can help speed up the healing process!

If you hurt after shoveling snow, have a fall or end up in a car accident, the team of chiropractors at The Brost Clinic have your back! We have the experience and the equipment to get you back to feeling good again.

If you have a car accident, even a fender bender or a slip and fall, getting in or out of your vehicle, you are covered for any resulting care needed under your car insurance policy in Minnesota. We always recommend an exam even for minor injuries, since they can develop into more severe problems if untreated.

So, enjoy the snow and the beautiful winter season with the comfort of knowing that we are here to help if you should need us!

-Dr. Barbro Brost D.C.

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Sports Injuries and Chiropractic

There is a broad spectrum of injuries that can occur during sports and athletic events.  Most of these injuries fall into the category of sprains and strains, but we have had a lot of media attention on head injuries and concussions, especially in contact sports, the past few years.

Injuries can range from a mild muscle strain, or ligament sprain to more severe injuries, where muscle, tendons and ligament tears, even fractures can be part of the picture.

Mild injuries often heal by themselves with rest, ice therapy and elevation.  Moderate to severe injuries warrant professional evaluation and care recommendations.

Chiropractic care in combination with appropriate physiotherapies such as ultrasound or infrared laser therapy can often dramatically speed up injury healing.  By freeing up nerve flow to the injured area, the brain, which is the master “computer” that controls and coordinates all the body’s functions, is better able to direct and control the repair process.  Chiropractors are experts in diagnosing musculoskeletal injuries and conditions and promote healing without drugs and surgeries. Slight misalignments of joints often occur with sports injuries both in the spine and extremity joints.  Chiropractic is the treatment of choice to correct that.

Naturally, there are times when surgical repairs are necessary or when there are fractures that require orthopedic intervention and referrals to appropriate medical experts are made.

Pain medication and anti-inflammatory drugs are seldom found to be necessary and often interfere with the natural healing process or result in more damage being done, because the pain signals are masked.

Acupuncture is an excellent alternative to dangerous and potentially addictive pain medications.  Ice therapy has in studies been shown to be as effective as morphine for musculoskeletal pain.  And, it has no side effects and is free!

There are excellent natural herbal anti-inflammatory preparations and proteolytic enzymes that are as effective as over the counter pharmaceuticals.  This can help the body more effectively go through the healing process.

The Brost Clinic is a proud sponsor of both the Orono and Wayzata high school athletic teams.  We have helped local athletes optimize performance, prevent and speed up healing of injuries for over 30 years.

If you have any questions regarding athletic injuries, feel free to contact us for a complimentary consultation.

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