Auto Accidents

Minneapolis Auto Accident Chiropractor 2017

Suffering from injuries from an auto accident can be a life changing experience. Dr. Barrett has specialized treatments for back pain, joint pain and whiplash. The first step in treatment will be getting in touch with with a chiropractor you can trust, and that is why we offer free consultations for new patients.

If you have recently been in a automotive accident and are suffering symptoms of pain, it is important to address your injuries as soon as possible. Immediate treatment of your injuries can prevent further damage and avoid prolonging your pain.


Common Auto Injuries that can Benefits from Chiropractic Care

The vast majority of injuries received in auto accidents are head, neck and back injuries. These types of injuries cause extreme discomfort to the point doctors simply prescribe pain-relieving medications to help a patient cope with the discomfort. However, many of the prescription medications prescribed are habit forming, and come with several unsafe side effects and prevent a person from operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle. Prescription medications only mask the aches and pains caused from injuries and never really help heal the body. Sometimes, when prescription medications do not work doctors will recommend all kinds of surgeries. Instead, doctors should be offering alternative therapies that not only help relieve the aches and pains of auto injuries, but also help heal the injuries up completely, which are what chiropractic care can offer.


Chiropractic Care for Auto Injuries

When traditional medicines such as pain relieving medications and surgeries do not provide relief from auto injuries it is time to see a chiropractic doctor. Chiropractic doctors are well experienced when it comes to treating, and healing auto injuries using alternative therapies that help align and adjust the body back into place so healing can truly begin and pain relief can occur. If you are worried about payment options, do not. Most chiropractic offices accept all kinds of insurance plans and sometimes will even set up an easy payment plan with you so you can have the proper treatments done so you can begin feeling better and getting back to your old self again.

Now, the first thing a chiropractic doctor will do when you go them is evaluate what exactly occurred to your body during the auto accident by doing a physical exam on the body and asking you various questions. This will help the doctor determine if chiropractic treatments are right for providing healing to your body. Sometimes x-rays are required to help the doctor figure out what areas in your body are causing you so much discomfort and to make sure no bones are fractured or broken.

After the evolution, exam and testing, the doctor will talk to you about various treatment options. Those treatment options are various alignment techniques to relieve pain and help the injury area heal properly. Once you and the doctor decide which alignment or adjusting treatments are best for you, the doctor will provide some with state of the art equipment and through physical touching of the body to help put it back into proper place.

Typically, after the first chiropractic adjusting is completed a patient will experience immediate relief, but this does not mean you should go back to strenuous activities. Instead, plenty of rest should be had so the body can heal fully. If you immediately go back into doing strenuous activities after receiving chiropractic care you will feel pain and discomforts from your past auto injuries and could potentially make them worse.


10 Things to Remember If You Have Been In a Car Crash

Did you ever wonder why a lot of car accident victims don’t die on the crash scene; instead, they succumb months after the tragedy? Emotions run high during an accident and the adrenaline rush is enough to make you think that you’re perfectly fine but you may not be.

What are the ten things that you must not forget when you encounter a car accident?

Rule # 1.   Be calm and stay for a few seconds in your car.  It’s important to take a careful look at the scene; that is if you’re able to move. Is there a need for you to get out of your vehicle? You must immediately find out if there’s a gas leak.

Rule # 2.    Check any injuries that you might have sustained.  If you or your companion is hurt in any way, then immediately dial 911.  You may need the assistance of police officers if you have experienced a major car crash; they’ll be the ones to create and file a report regarding your accident, which you may need when you file for an insurance claim later. If it’s just one of those fender-benders, I recommend that you call 911 as well; there may be discrepancies from the crash partner and your claim can be denied.

Rule #3.     Move your car to the shoulder of the road. If your companion is injured, then you have to leave the car where it currently is.  Don’t attempt to move your injured loved one or friend out of the car; he or she may have sustained injuries that only the medics are able to address.

Rule #4.      If the other driver is unhurt, you can ask him for important information such as his name, address, phone number, and proof of insurance. You can also ask him to show his driver’s license. If you could look around for a witness, then do so.  Don’t forget to take note of their address or phone numbers as well.

Rule #5.     Don’t point fingers just yet… not to the other driver and also not to yourself.  The investigation will prove whose fault it was.

Rule #6.     Contact your insurance company as soon as you can. Your agent should be able to discuss what else you need to do and what things to file.

Rule #7.     Don’t immediately say that you’re fine. When someone asks how you are, it’s best to give a safe answer such as “I really can’t tell right now…” or “I’m shaken…”  Injuries take time to show.

Rule #8.      Know what your insurance policy is able to cover.  Liability comprehensive coverage, repairs and car rental are the basics.  Personal injury protection (PIP) or uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) are becoming more important.  Thousands of US drivers, due to the own turn in the economy, have elected to decrease coverage and even drop coverage out right; while it is illegal, they are still willing to jeopardize themselves and others on the road.

Rule #9.     Photograph the scene if you have a camera phone with you. This is a must and very simple to do.

Rule #10.     Not feeling any pain isn’t a guarantee that you’re not injured. Get yourself checked by a physician as soon as you get out of the crash scene. Don’t wait to have an appointment with your doctor; instead, go to the nearest emergency room and let a doctor take a look at you right away.


Some End Notes to Keep in Mind

With chiropractic care, it is best to start correcting the spine and nervous system right after having an auto accident. Without immediate treatment after an accident, 100% healing cannot occur within the body.  


It is also wise to keep in mind that while most chiropractic care helps with aligning and healing auto injuries everyone’s body is different and while some patients may experience amazing changes in how they feel and pre and post examination findings.  A few find that their problem linger and may require additional help with nutrition or detoxification or possibly even work, recreation or sleep modifications to recover.  In either case, we will not give up on you and we are committed to helping you reach your goals.  


If you have any questions or if you would like more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 952-835-0006


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