Auto Accident Injuries

Auto Accident Chiropractors in San Jose

Recently injured in a car accident?

It is an unfortunate fact of life that car accidents and injuries are all too common. In a world where individuals are forced to utilize their car to get to and from work, to and from the store, and practically anywhere they go throughout the day, it only serves to reason that some individuals will be forced to deal with car accidents in the injuries associated with them at one point or another.

A car accident injury can typically affect internal organs, upper limbs, and lower limbs. Some of the most common injuries reported from car accidents include head and neck injuries, lower back injuries, and broken limbs.

For individuals that suffer injuries as a result of a car accident in San Jose, you may want to consider utilizing the services of a licensed chiropractic for car accident injuries, who can help you not only through the physical therapy following the accident, but help you to reduce pain and live a healthier life overall.

Head and Neck Injuries

It is easy to see why had a neck injuries are some of the most common injuries and car accidents. The head is often thrown forward and backward, resulting in whiplash, and sometimes in more serious traumatic brain injuries. Both the head and neck are some of the most commonly injured areas and car accidents, from the smallest and most insignificant of fender benders, to larger accidents that cause neck injuries such as:

  • whiplash
  • disc injuries
  • injuries to the joints and ligaments within the neck and upper spine

Car accidents can lead to ongoing back pain, and other injuries, making it difficult to continue your day-to-day life following the injury.

Here at Pineda Chiropractic, a premiere San Jose CA chiropractic clinic, we have many years of experience helping individuals that have suffered injuries as a result of auto accidents to rehabilitate those injuries, lessen and reduce head and neck pain as a result of those injuries, and nurse the body back to health following a traumatic event. Choosing a high quality chiropractor will help you to not only ensure that you are giving yourself the best chance of recovery, but also investing in your future. If you’ve been injured in a car accident in the San Jose area including; Campbell, Saratoga, Los Gatos, or Willow Glen, contact us today.

Back Injuries

Like head and neck injuries, back injuries are also common in auto accidents. The back contains a number of intervertebral discs, but they are not the only discs that are often injured in car accidents. The back contains a number of different discs including the thoracic, lumbar, mid-back and lower back discs that can be pushed out of alignment during a car accident. Car accidents can also lead to spinal cord compression, which carries a number of different symptoms including:

  • leg weakness
  • paralysis
  • difficulty breathing
  • numbness or tingling throughout the body

It is important that back injuries are treated as soon as possible, including whatever regimen of physical therapy is recommended by your chiropractor or doctor. Back issues can last a lifetime for some individuals, and knowing how to deal with them and receiving proper education from the get-go can lead to a more fulfilling treatment cycle for you.

Dr. Pineda specializes in dealing with back injuries as a result of an auto accident. The pain and inflammation associated with back injuries from these accidents is well known, and the use of a high quality chiropractor can help you to feel better on a day-to-day basis, forgoing irritation that you may have become used to. If you need relief from an auto accident injury, Dr. Pineda can help.

Internal Injuries

Auto accidents can also lead to a number of internal injuries as well including injuries to internal organs within the bowels, kidneys, spleen, lungs, heart, fractured ribs, or another common personal injury as a result of car accidents, due to the constraining of the seat belt during the accident. Breaking ribs can puncture lungs and other internal organs and lead to more serious internal bleeding.

Many of these injuries will require extensive hospitalization, ongoing physical therapy, and perhaps lead to chronic pain in the long term. Utilizing a chiropractor during the recovery process can help you to feel better on a day-to-day basis, reducing your pain, inflammation and discomfort, and helping you to live a more fulfilling life.

Limb Injuries

Injuries to limbs such as hands, forearms shoulders, fingers and legs are quite common in auto accidents as well. This can result in:

  • broken bones
  • torn tendons and ligaments
  • ongoing chronic pain that is hard to deal with

Many of these injuries will require physical therapy at one point or another, and utilizing chiropractic services during this rehabilitation process can be a real boost to your overall efforts, helping to reduce pain.

No one wants to go through a car accident, or the injuries associated with it. Car accidents are extremely difficult to recover from – and you should make sure that you are doing everything in your power to give yourself the best possible chance of recovery. Dr. Pineda is one of the premiere chiropractors in San Jose, providing a range of excellent services to people in the surrounding areas of Campbell, Saratoga, Los Gatos and Willow Glen.

Dr. Pineda holds certification in Whiplash Injury, BioMechanics & Traumatology and has experience in treating spinal trauma. If you need pain relief and treatment from a car accident injury in San Jose Dr. Pineda and our team at Pineda Chiropractic can help. Our dedicated professionals at Pineda Chiropractic will even work with your attorney and will take care of the process of billing your insurance company. Contact us today at (408) 448-4070 for more information or to book your appointment.

Comprehensive Injury Treatment

Our staff understands the complexities of personal injury cases and we take great pride in managing them very thoroughly. Our office has well-established relationships with Orthopedists, Neurologists, MRI facilities, and Physical Therapists for the best and most complete care of acute trauma injuries. At Pineda Chiropractic, we analyze, diagnose and treat the various complexities of whiplash and soft tissue injuries. Additionally, we have an X-ray machine at our office.

We work with all auto accident injuries and attorneys. Liens are accepted. We are the preferred auto accident specialists in all of San Jose, CA, and have helped many individuals recover from auto accident related injuries. If you have been in an auto accident recently, there are some important decisions you have to make. It's crucial to make these decisions immediately. Do not delay.

We Will Communicate With Your Attorney on a Regular Basis

Your attorney will be informed of your treatment plan, be kept updated with your progress and the cost of your treatment. Our office may recommend the patient to retain legal counsel in cases of personal injury to help assist in their case with the insurance company. We can also provide legal counsel recommendations if needed.

We will provide a well-documented report to substantiate your personal injury case as to help you receive a fair settlement.

We will provide valuable resources for your attorney including well-documented personal injury reports, visual proof of injury and relevant case examples, articles and diagrams.

Whiplash and Auto Accidents

Many people don’t realize how severe an auto accident can be. However, much research shows that the after math of an automobile accident can leave your body in tremendously bad shape that many think is impossible to recover from. As a Chiropractor that has served San Jose and surrounding communities for an extended amount of time, I have noticed that many people are misinformed when it comes to whiplash. I hope this article will help better explain whiplash, why it happens, and how our office can help.

I want to address a very common question: what happens to your body that causes a whiplash injury to occur? Whiplash can happen whenever your body suffers from an abrupt jolt. Most whiplash injuries happen when you are sitting in a fixed position in your car and are rear-ended by another car. Because this happens so fast, your body doesn’t have time to react before your car is pushed forward. During those moments of impact, your body gets pushed down into your seat. Your head, which is heavy and secluded by your neck, is delayed in reaction, while your body is continually pushed down. Quickly after, your head changes directions by traveling forward to the limit your seatbelt will allow. Finally, once your head reaches the limit traveling forward, it is forced backwards in reaction. Because your neck is not restricted by your seatbelt, your head is jolted back and forth beyond its standard limits. When this “whipping" action occurs, it causes much damage to the already extremely fragile neck structure.

What a lot of people don’t realize is that it can take multiple days (usually around two or three) before any whiplash symptoms occur. Common whiplash symptoms include headaches, neck pain, and loss of motion. The reason it can take a few days to feel the symptoms is because it can take time for the inflammation from the tiny tears in the injured ligaments and muscles to build up and further aggravate you. When the delicate ligaments that support your neck are wounded, the muscles react by tightening to guard the injured area. This protects the damaged area from further injury.

A few weeks following this injury, the distressed tissue releases chemicals that attach little cells to the wounded area, called Fibroblasts. They build up, creating a scar-like material called fibrin. Fibrin then helps mend and re-build the injury. During these few weeks of repair, it is extremely important to maintain normal ranges of motion, as well as spinal alignment. If this is not done properly, the scar tissue will end up limiting the future mobility of the injured area. This can lead to spinal degeneration.

The good news is that by performing precise, detailed chiropractic adjustments along with treating the injury with therapy and different exercises, your body will have a much better chance of rebuilding properly. This means less chronic pain, stiffness, disc degeneration, and pinched nerves.

We can help alleviate your pain and rebuild your spinal structures. These treatment options also severely reduce future injuries from occurring. So if you have whiplash, schedule an examination with Pineda Chiropractic today!


We Will Help You Start Feeling Better The Healthy Way!

  • Affordable neck and back pain relief available without the side effects of medicine.
    Dr. Lavonne Pineda, D.C. is expert at car accident injuries helping people with chronic back problems, neck aches, spine injuries, etc. so you can live life to the fullest, pain free!
  • Auto accident injury and whiplash specialist in restoring health.
    With our chiropractic procedures, we have helped 100's of accident injury patients, bringing pain relief and helping them feel as good (and many times, better) than they did before their accident.
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    Contact us now. We are here to help you with the healing process so you can start feeling better now.
  • Insurance plans accepted. If you don't have insurance, our office offers several easy, affordable payment plans available for every budget.
    We will help you find a way to get the chiropractic care you need so you can enjoy doing the things you enjoy doing!

Auto Accident Specialists

Should I see an attorney before I see my Chiropractor? It is important to get examined by the doctor first. The findings from your examination need to be documented immediately after your accident to determine the appropriate health care necessary for optimum recovery. After your Doctor's examination it would then be appropriate to consult an attorney for legal counsel.

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 accident injuries need to be immediately evaluated by a qualified specialist like Dr. Lavonne Pineda, D.C..

We will immediately refer you for a MRI or any imaging studies necessary to evaluate the extent of your injuries. We also work exclusively with other local qualified medical doctor specialists such as orthopedics & neurologists to provide any additional necessary care.

In most cases, your auto accident 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.

Do not sign or settle anything until you have consulted with an auto accident injury specialist. If you settle before your injury is fully resolved, you will risk having to pay out of pocket for your care.

You need a doctor who specializes in providing the necessary care and diagnosis of auto accident 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 specialist like Dr. Lavonne Pineda, D.C..

The care is comfortable and quite soothing. Our patients look forward to the care they receive during their office visits.

Yes. The care is safe and gentle. In fact, we have patients that range from newborn infants, children, to the elderly who receive effective relief.


Insurance Participation

There are many insurance plans and coverage varies widely. Please call us to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Call us at (408) 448-4070