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Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

Easy Reach Chiropractic

Chiropractic Physicians & Physical Therapists located in Lake Worth, FL & Fort Lauderdale, FL

Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) can happen unexpectedly and can cause pain and injuries that often require immediate treatment. If you have been in an MVA and need specialized care, Easy Reach Chiropractic Physical Therapy & Rehab, located in Fort Lauderdale and Lake Worth, Florida, can provide the treatment you need. Heather Previll, PT, DPT, and Barbara Adonis, DC, offer expert care for many MVA injuries. You can book an appointment by calling Easy Reach Chiropractic Physical Therapy & Rehab today. 

Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries Q & A

What are common motor vehicle accident (MVA) injuries?

When involved in a car accident, one may not anticipate the event, resulting in various injuries that can have long-lasting effects. Injuries experienced during a motor vehicle accident can affect any part of the body, but the most common types include:


Whiplash is a type of neck injury that happens when your neck suddenly jerks back and forth. This can cause strains or sprains in your neck muscles, which can result in pain and stiffness.

Neck and back injuries

When you move your body forcefully, it can cause injuries to your neck and back that range in severity from minor muscle strains to herniated discs that can impede mobility.


A concussion is a type of head injury that occurs when you hit your head. Although you may experience a headache immediately, other symptoms may take a few days to appear. Concussions can result in memory loss and other complications, which is why it's essential to seek prompt treatment.

Bulging Disc or Herniations

"Bulging disc or herniation" is the correct term used to describe the condition where the cushioning discs between the vertebrae in the spine are pushed out of their normal position. This can cause pain, numbness, or weakness in the areas of the body served by the affected nerve. It is important to seek medical attention if you suspect you have a bulging disc or herniation.

In a motor vehicle accident (MVA), you may sustain injuries such as broken bones, bruises, and scrapes.

When should you seek care for your injuries?

It's essential to keep in mind that injuries, especially those that occur in car accidents, may not always be immediately apparent. Therefore, it's crucial to seek medical attention right away, even for minor accidents. 

During a car accident, your body's adrenaline levels are usually high, which can mask any pain or symptoms of injury. However, as the adrenaline wears off, you may start to experience the effects of the injury, sometimes days after the accident.

It is always recommended to get professional medical treatment if you experience any pain, even if it seems minor, after a car accident. The force involved in a car accident can cause severe injuries, and it's better to be safe than sorry.

What treatments are available for MVA injuries?

Suppose you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) and have sustained injuries to your neck, back, upper/lower extremities, muscles, or ligaments. In that case, you can seek assistance from the team at Easy Reach Chiropractic. They offer a range of therapies to help you alleviate pain and improve your overall mobility and comfort.

Dr. Barbara Adonis and Dr. Heather Previll provide chiropractic treatments and physical therapy to help you recover from your injuries. Additionally, you can opt for massage/manual therapy to relieve any muscle tension or pain caused by the accident. The clinic offers other treatments as well that you can explore.

  • Spinal Manipulation/Adjustment
  • Spinal decompression
  • Acoustic shock wave therapy
  • Class 4 laser therapy
  • Graston Therapy

Call the office today to book an appointment to learn more about how Easy Reach Chiropractic can help you after an MVA.