Auto Accident and Personal Injury Rehabilitation

Dr. Shane Smith, Chiropractor of Torrington, CT has over 15 years of experience in auto accident cases.

WHIPLASH? Accidents cause spinal misalignments which is a serious condition that alters structure, bones, ligaments and discs. Whiplash is a term applied to injuries when the neck is suddenly jolted back and forth and side to side past its normal range of motion. This injury is most commonly seen from car or motor vehicle accidents but can also still occur from other incidents such as sport or work related. Whiplash affects the muscles and tissues in your back and neck. The ligaments of those areas can tear which is called a sprain that can potentially lead to a disc herniation. The ligaments and tissues in that critical area are what holds the spine together.

MINOR INJURY? You do not need to be in a serious motor accident to experience pain or damage to the musculoskeletal system. Speeds as slow as 5mph can still knock the cervical spine out of alignment causing a painful whiplash injury. Those who endure a “minor” accidents typically  ignore seeking treatment which can potentially lead to a lifetime of health problems.

Symptoms of Accident Injuries and Whiplash

  • Stiffness in neck or back
  • Pain in neck or back
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Shoulder pains
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness in upper or lower limb
  • Jaw pain and pain in the face
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness and forgetfulness

crashChiropractic care is an effective treatment for whiplash or other motor vehicle accidents. Not only has chiropractic care proven to help alleviate pain from whiplash injuries, but also to improve normal spinal structure.  Chiropractic adjustments treat the underlying spinal injury. Adjustments relieve pressure on the nerves that allow the muscles to relax. Complementary therapies, including corrective exercises and other therapies will help revive the body. Dr. Piana uses thermography to pin point exactly where the pain source is coming from.

There is no charge to consult with Dr. Piana after an auto injury.  

He will help you choose the right route in your journey to recovery.