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​If you’ve been a victim of a personal injury accident, your foremost priority should be to seek our chiropractic care for high-quality treatment as soon as possible. Call/text to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Doctor Zo, DC [ 310.926.0857 ]


Why Should I See a Chiropractor After a Personal Injury Accident?

Seeing a chiropractor immediately following an accident greatly improves your chances to recover full mobility in your joints as well as significantly lessens your chances of sustaining long-lasting soft tissue damage.  This is true even if you don’t immediately experience pain in a personal injury.

Chiropractic physicians are the most sought-out practitioners by victims of personal injury because of their array of physical medicine services (chiropractic, physiotherapy) as well as their ability to coordinate diagnostic imaging and medical referral when necessary.

Your chiropractic treatment can determine what type of monetary compensation you receive from your lawsuit, as well as your overall wellbeing and recovery time. The insurance company responsible for your financial compensation will evaluate the treatment you receive, which is why it is incredibly important for you to choose a chiropractor with an excellent reputation of providing unrivaled treatment and care.  Our offices are preferred providers for many local attorneys.

Dr. Zo will focus on restoring your mobility and strengthening your muscles so that your entire body is stable again. It’s very common for personal injury accidents to affect the spine of the neck and back.  Even if you present with no symptoms now, your chiropractic assessment will determine how you are treated to avoid complications in the future.

Chiropractic treatment is often recommended after a car accident because it may help bring the spine back into proper alignment after whiplash or other accident-related injuries. If you have recently been involved in a car accident and experience discomfort because of your injuries, receiving care from Doctor Zo could be beneficial to you.

How Much Do I Need to Pay Upfront?

Victims of Personal Injury typically do not pay for their care.  Our office will coordinate the benefits with the at-fault party’s liability insurance and will work hand-in-hand with any involved attorney(s).  It is a goal of our clinics to make this as seamless as possible for personal injury victims.  The last thing a victim should worry about directly after an injury is upfronting the cost for their care.

5 Benefits of post-accident chiropractic treatments

1. Reduce inflammation

Inflammation is a common consequence of physical injury. While some amount of inflammation is normal and indicates your body’s attempts to heal itself, too much can be harmful to your tissues and can cause discomfort. When Dr. Zo adjusts your spine to realign the spinal cord, your body may respond by cutting back on its inflammatory cytokine production, which can lower the inflammatory response in your body and reduce pain.

Inflammatory back pain presents in different ways than mechanical back pain. Symptoms of excessive inflammation in the spine include stiffness and pain that increases after periods of inactivity. If your back pain is due to inflammation, you will most likely feel the most pain when you first wake in the morning.

2. Minimize pain

When you receive chiropractic adjustments after a car accident, you can potentially minimize pain throughout your body. During spinal manipulations conducted by Dr. Zo, your body naturally releases pain-relieving hormones. A study conducted by The University of Spain showed that levels of oxytocin, neurotensin and cortisol in the blood stream increased in test subjects after spinal manipulation.

3. Restore range of motion

When you are injured in a car accident, your neck or back can lose flexibility. Loss of flexibility can be due to misalignment of the joints in the spine, development of scar tissue and/or inflammation. A Dr. Zo adjustment can restore range of motion by mobilizing your spine and returning the joints to proper alignment.

4. Reduce scar tissue

It is normal for scar tissue to develop after a car accident injury. When muscles or tendons are damaged, the body attempts to heal them by forming scar tissue from collagen. Unfortunately, scar tissue can cause long-term pain and stiffness. In many cases, the tissue will heal on its own and eventually function like normal tissue. However, if it is causing you discomfort, Dr. Zo can use specific techniques to break the scar tissue up so the area can heal faster.

5. Experience non-invasive treatment

Most people want to avoid surgery after a car accident if possible. However, if you wait too long to treat your injuries, surgery could end up being your only option. Chiropractic treatments are non-invasive and align the spine without surgical intervention. If you visit Dr. Zo for treatment soon after your injury, you may reduce your chances of requiring surgery in the future.


Dr. Zo uses a variety of tools and techniques to realign individual vertebrae and restore joint flexibility after a car accident. Benefits of spinal adjustments and other services offered by Dr. Zo include decreased inflammation and pain, restored range of motion and reduced scar tissue.

Are you considering “Personal Injury” chiropractic in the South Bay?

Get more information: 949.432.1449

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