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Auto Accident & Injury Chiropractic in Lower Sackville

Dr. Glen adjusting a female patientFollowing an auto accident, the most common injuries that occur—like whiplash, neck pain, headaches and other back injuries—can often be helped through a comprehensive chiropractic plan.

Dr. Glenn Guilderson and his team will help you reduce pain, promote healing and can help you improve your range of motion through individualized chiropractic care, complemented by home exercises and other modalities when necessary.


How Does an Accident Affect the Body?

During a car accident, your body is in motion, so it wants to stay in motion. In physics this is known as inertia. If you are moving along and you hit something, or something hits you, the vehicle may stop, but your body keeps going. The seatbelt help hold most of your body to the vehicle but your head has the potential to ‘whip’ forward and then ‘whip’ back.

The damage from this can be extensive and result in whiplash and back problems, but chiropractors are uniquely trained to help restore the proper movement of the bones of the neck and along your spine to help your body do its job of healing properly.

person with neck pain

Visit Our Team First Post-Accident

Often after a car accident, the parties involved may receive treatment at the scene, or at a hospital, be released, and that’s the end of it. However, there can be long-term issues for people who are in accidents and don’t seek follow-up chiropractic care.

They may seek out other therapies where they improve some, but they never quite get back to feeling like they did before the motor vehicle accident. Those common therapies are not enough to return the spine to how it was pre MVA. Once your spine is adjusted this will help the muscles heal, reduce the inflammation, and kill the pain for good!

Your body has been changed by the movements of the car accident, and chiropractors are uniquely trained to set things back to how they were before the injury took place. Other post-accident therapies have their role to play, but they should happen after the spine has been adjusted by a chiropractor.

In Nova Scotia, chiropractors are permitted to be the first person you see after a MVA for your insurance company. We have the ability to manage the car accident case for you and communicate with your caseworker on your behalf. You don’t need to see your family doctor first before you see a chiropractor, though a family doctor may have to authorize us to take over your case if you visit them first.

Navigating Your Insurance

When you are in a car accident, you might be surprised to learn it doesn’t matter if you cause the accident or you’re the victim of a car accident—your insurance helps you in the exact same way.

Everyone who has a license to drive also has to have auto insurance. This insurance has a component called Section B, which is designed to fix your body following an accident. A mild motor vehicle accident triggers Section B to cover 10 visits, while a moderate accident triggers 21 treatments. This can be used in a combination of methods, like chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and osteopathy. Your chiropractor will recommend the best recipe to help you get better.

Some people do require more than 21 visits. If that’s the case for you, and you have your own private health insurance, your private health insurance may need to be accessed after the 21st visit.

Contact Us Today!

Your first appointment following the accident may take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. Your injuries, and the healing process, will determine the length and number of visits after that.

If you were injured in a car accident and are looking to get back to feeling like yourself again, contact our office today to set your first appointment into motion. We’ll get you back on your feet and in control of your health once again!



Auto Accident & Injury Chiropractic Lower Sackville, Bedford NS | (902) 865-8500