Common Types of Car Accidents That Bring People To Our DeBary Chiropractic Clinic

Contact Us for Auto Injury Treatment in DeBary

Even car accidents that most people would describe as “minor” can cause long-lasting physical problems. Chronic pain, insomnia, and cognitive deficiencies are some of the many issues our auto injury chiropractors in DeBary are used to treating.

In this post, we’ll be covering some of the most common types of car accidents and the resulting injuries that we often treat.

Rear-end Collisions

These are the most common auto accidents. In fact, roughly 1.7 million rear-end collisions take place in the United States each year.

These often occur when a driver suddenly slows down or brakes, not giving the driver behind them enough time to match their speed. Often drivers are following too closely behind other vehicles while failing to pay attention to traffic in front of them, or a vehicle stops suddenly to avoid impact with something causing them to be impacted by the following driver.

Whiplash is the most common result of a rear-end collision, causing a sudden back-and-forth jolting of the neck. It usually affects the driver and passengers of the leading vehicle that is impacted by the following vehicle.

Symptoms Include:
  • Neck, back, and should pain
  • Stiffness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness and tingling in the arms
  • Fatigue
  • Cognitive impairments (confusion, disorientation, memory loss)

Our Debary auto accident injury doctors can perform a number of chiropractic techniques to help our patients recover from whiplash.

Spinal manipulation is a common treatment for joint dysfunction resulting from whiplash. The chiropractor gently moves the joint into the direction in which it’s restricted. Some situations may require a short thrust; in other cases, a slow, mobilizing movement will be used.

Side-impact Collisions

Commonly referred to as a “T-bone” collision or a “broadside”, side-impact collisions occur when the side of the vehicle is impacted by the front or rear of another vehicle, or by a fixed object.

Oftentimes, side-impact collisions result in severe injuries that will require emergency care. However, there are treatments our auto injury chiropractors in Debary can perform to treat non-emergency injuries of side-impact collisions, or to help with long-term recovery after emergency care has been provided.

Musculoskeletal injuries commonly result from side-impact collisions. These can involve damage to the muscles, ligaments, joints, nerves, neck, and lower back.

People Commonly Come to Us for Help With:
  • Muscle and tendon strain
  • Ligament sprains
  • Back and neck problems
  • Herniated discs

A combination of chiropractic care and physiotherapy often yield fast results for these types of problems. Our doctors of chiropractic in Debary can perform a number of chiropractic adjustments to stabilize muscles and joints, reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and ultimately reduce pain and expedite recovery. Through physiotherapy, we can help strengthen muscles (specifically those surrounding the spine) and increase range of motion.

Single-car Accidents

These are accidents involving only one vehicle as it impacts an object – a tree, pole, fire hydrant, etc.

Depending on a number of factors, these accidents can be minor or severe.

Our auto accident injury doctors are used to treating whiplash and musculoskeletal injuries that commonly occur due to single-car accidents.

What You Can Expect From Complete Care


Our DeBary auto accident injury doctors can determine the exact nature and location of your auto injuries through a series of physical and neurological examinations. We look for muscle weakness, problems in posture, and brain trauma.

Sometimes more in-depth diagnostics may be required. Through MRI and digital x-ray technology, we can get a visual representation of your auto injuries.

From there, we can set to work on an individualized recovery plan catered to your specific needs.

Chiropractic Care & Physiotherapy

Through chiropractic adjustments, exercises, and stretching techniques, we can reduce your pain and promote recovery in both the long and short term.

While your chiropractic treatment for car accidents in will be customized to match your specific injuries, some of the more common treatment methods include:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Muscle stimulation and/or relaxation therapy
  • Specific exercises to address the area
  • Lifestyle advice to address ergonomic issues that cause pain

Every chiropractic treatment plan for car accidents will include a thorough consultation to determine the main issues and the best course of action to find a solution. Since everyone’s body is different, and every car accident is different, the treatment must be customized to the individual to achieve lasting results.

Most of our patients experience immediate pain relief following a chiropractic adjustment, with increased energy levels, mobility, and mental clarity. Consistent chiropractic and physiotherapeutic treatment has yielded long-term positive results for our patients.


Our Debary bracing material for auto accident injuries help stabilize muscles and joints, reduces inflammation, improves blood flow, and prevents reinjury. The material itself is comfortable and fits easily under clothing; it’s great for pain relief and recovery in between appointments.

Common Problems for Which Bracing Can Help Include:
  • Facet syndrome
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Acute low back pain
  • Low back sprains
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Lumbar muscle weakness
  • Mechanical or discogenic lumbar pain

Meet Our Chiropractor at Complete Care Injury Care & Rehab DeBary

Alex Gargiso, DC

Chiropractic Physician


Dr. Gargiso finds restoring normal function to his patients who have suffered from traumatic injuries to be the more rewarding part of his role at Complete Care.  Dr. Gargiso has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in health and exercise science with a concentration in strength and conditioning. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic with an emphasis in spinal rehabilitation and functional medicine.  His post-graduate education includes spinal biomechanics, spinal injury and pathology, radiology and advanced imaging training. 


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