Choosing a Chiropractor After a Car Accident

When you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident, the last thing you want to have to think about is researching chiropractors to find the best one for you. There are a number of people who practice under the guise of being an auto accident chiropractor when in fact they are not licensed professionals, or have no specialized auto accident injury training.

Dealing with an under-qualified or unlicensed chiropractor can be hazardous to your health. Read on to find out exactly what you need to know before selecting a chiropractor.

Even a minor auto collision can cause aches and pains that ricochet throughout your entire body. The effects of whiplash can be intermittent or persistent, depending on the severity of the accident. A properly qualified chiropractor can realign your spine, relieve aching soft tussues, and get you feeling as good as new again, in less time than a physical therapist or your primary care provider.


It should go without saying that the chiropractor you are looking for should be upfront and honest about everything. There is a drastic difference between finding any chiropractor and finding the perfect chiropractor for you.

The way that the practice is run should be transparent, with the practitioners being able to discuss pricing and philosophy without deferring to reception or another staff member. If something seems out of place, that is because it probably is.

Treatment Types

Whiplash treatment is pretty specific, so if you’re looking for a chiropractor to treat you after you’ve been in a car accident, you will want to see one who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ailments related to automobile accidents.

You wouldn’t go to a Peruvian restaurant and order chicken parmesan, the same way that you don’t see a chiropractor who does not have specialized training to treat patients with similar treatment requirements.

Comprehensive Care Plans

Find out if your chiropractor will perform up to date diagnostic testing. If they do not and simply suggest an adjustment, look elsewhere. The purpose of your treatment is to determine where the problem is, what is wrong, and subsequently construct an easy to understand path to healing, correction, and wellness. You need to be able to have confidence in your care plan, so don’t overlook its importance.

The dedicated staff at Pro Chiropractic understand the needs of patients who have had car accidents and who need relief from whiplash. Our licensed practitioners have been providing unsurpassed quality of care to Bozeman, Belgrade, and surrounding areas for years. Let them help you get back to your old self. Your back will be glad you did!

Jonathan M. Wilhelm DC, CCSP, CCEP, CKTP

Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm is a Board Certified Chiropractor, advanced trained and specializing in Whiplash Injuries and Spinal Trauma. He founded Pro Chiropractic in 2004 and has successfully treated hundreds of auto accident victims. The ProChiropractic team of Chiropractic Physicians in the Gallatin Valley serves Belgrade and Bozeman, Montana and surrounding areas. You can learn more about his practice by visiting:

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