Often times, pain and/or symptoms of injury are delayed following a car crash. The soft tissues (muscles, tendons, discs, ligaments, etc.) are commonly stretched and/or sustain microtears in an automobile crash. This leads to an inflammatory reaction that takes time to build up within the soft tissue. Often patients mask their initial symptoms with pain medications and are unaware of the level of their pain and stiffness until these medications wear off.
After a thorough history and examination, your doctor will determine if additional referrals are necessary. Some of these referrals may include additional diagnostic imaging, primary care, orthopedic surgeons, or neurologists.

Spinal connective tissue injuries occur when there is a sudden forced movement of the head or neck in any direction which can cause a rebound in the opposite direction. Surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head will be affected. Consequently, the surrounding muscles begin to tighten, contract and fatigue quicker resulting in pain and stiffness. Car crashes are the most common cause of spinal connective tissue injury.

It is vital to get a proper evaluation to determine how to get you feeling better without the use of medication, which is designed to mask the pain, not treat the cause of the pain. At Exactacare Chiropractic & Injury Rehab, our goal is to help you recover from automobile injuries and focus on the correction of your ailments.

Headaches and migraines are common symptoms that can occur as a result of spinal connective tissue injuries or any type of motor vehicle injury. Headaches may appear when specific vertebrae in your neck are restricted and out of position due to the impact of a crash. Sprained neck muscles can cause pain to radiate to your head. Any injuries or traumas to your head can cause headaches and migraines. If you are experiencing headaches after your car crash, then you should get treated as soon as possible so that your headache pain does not become permanent. At Exactacare Chiropractic & Injury Rehab we treat spinal connective tissue injuries so that you can become functional and return to normal.

You need a doctor who is experienced in providing the necessary care and diagnosis of auto crash injuries. Usually hospitals will check vital signs, make sure there are no life-threatening conditions, and release the patient with pain relief medication. They normally do not provide healthcare for the underlying injuries that can often lead to future pain. Thus, after your hospital visit, you need to make an immediate appointment with a chiropractor like Dr. Brian Guetter.
The care is comfortable and quite soothing. Our patients look forward to the care they receive during their office visits.
Yes, after we experience trauma from sudden force, the spinal column along with soft tissues such as tendons, ligaments, fascia and muscles can shift. This unexpected force can cause the spinal discs to herniate, resulting in sciatic nerve compression. If you experienced an auto crash, we cannot stress enough how important it is to see a chiropractor immediately. Even if you are not experiencing pain, we can help restore spinal alignment to avoid any future flare-ups.


In most cases, your auto crash insurance will pay 100% for the cost of your chiropractic care. Our Office can assist you in obtaining this information. Using your medical coverage should not raise your premiums.

Documented studies done by Charles Carroll, M.D., Paul McAtee, M.D. and Lee Riley, M.D. revealed that: “The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants.”

In other words, the damage to the passengers is not necessarily directly related to the damage to the vehicle. Thus all auto crash injuries need to be immediately evaluated by a qualified chiropractor like those found at Exactacare Chiropractic & Injury Rehab.