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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) happen when you least expect them, causing pain and injuries that often need immediate treatment. At Easy Reach Chiropractic Physical Therapy & Rehab, located in Fort Lauderdale and Lake Worth, Florida, Heather Previll, PT, DPT, and Barbara Adonis, DC, offer specialized care for many MVA injuries. If you’ve been in an MVA and need expert treatment, call Easy Reach Chiropractic Physical Therapy & Rehab today to book an appointment. You can schedule a consultation online as well.

Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries Q & A

What are common motor vehicle accident (MVA) injuries?

When you’re in a car accident, you likely don’t see it coming. This can lead to several unexpected injuries, some of which can affect you long-term. Injuries sustained in MVAs can affect any part of your body, but the more prevalent types include:


Whiplash is caused when your neck is suddenly “whipped” back and forth. This can lead to strains or sprains of your neck muscles. Symptoms often involve pain and stiffness.

Neck and back injuries

When your body moves forcefully, your neck and back can be affected. The injuries vary in severity, from minor muscle strains to herniated discs that impair your mobility. 


A concussion is a type of head injury that happens when you hit your head. You may notice a headache almost immediately, but the other symptoms might take a few days to kick in. Concussions can lead to memory loss and other issues, so getting them treated right away is important.

Bulging Disc or Herniations

Broken bones, bruises, and scrapes are other injuries you may sustain in an MVA. 

When should you seek care for your injuries?

Injuries, especially those sustained in a car accident, don’t always appear immediately. This is why you must seek treatment immediately, even for minor accidents. 

Your adrenaline is usually pumping pretty hard when you’re in an MVA. This sometimes prevents you from immediately feeling pain or other symptoms of an injury. However, when that adrenaline wears off, you’ll likely suffer the effects of the injury, sometimes days after the event.

You should seek professional treatment whenever you’re in an MVA and have even minor pain. A lot of force is involved when your car hits something, leading to severe injuries. 

What treatments are available for MVA injuries?

The team at Easy Reach Chiropractic offers many different therapies when you’ve been involved in an MVA. Whether you’ve suffered an injury to your neck and back or you have muscle or ligament pain, the team can help.

Dr. Barbara Adonis and Dr. Heather Previll offer chiropractic treatments and physical therapy for your injuries. These treatments help you relieve pain and improve your overall mobility and comfort.

Massage therapy is one of the options that can help after an MVA. It helps to relieve any muscle tension or pain related to your injuries. Other therapies they offer include:

  • Spinal Manipulation/Adjustment
  • Spinal decompression
  • Acoustic shock wave therapy
  • Class 4 laser therapy
  • Soleve® therapy

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