With all of the auto injury patients we’ve treated over the years, we’ve seen many folks suffering from chronic pain caused by an old collision. In fact, research shows that a significant percentage of rear-end collisions result in pain and disability even ten years after the crash.

Our goal at Optimal Performance Rehab is to help you avoid developing chronic pain by quickly restoring the natural function of your spine soon after an automobile crash.

The most common causes of chronic pain are the reduced mobility of your spine and the development of scar tissue in the surrounding structures. The ligaments of your spine can easily be injured during a crash, and chiropractic works by reducing inflammation and restoring normal motion.

Injury Diagnosis & Treatment


During a rear-end motor vehicle accident, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don’t perfectly align with the curve of your spine, the car seat can put inconsistent pressure on your lower back.

This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential movement can sprain or strain the structures that hold your spine together. This type of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated promptly. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

You don’t have to suffer from back pain. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what’s causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy.


When you are involved in an auto accident or work accident and rightfully wish to collect financial compensation,  you must first have proof that you were medically damaged.

During a crash, your body is subjected to great forces that it simply wasn’t built to handle. These forces place strain and stresses on your neck, shoulder, and back and can actually cause injury to the ligaments that hold your spine together.

A crash can cause a wide variety of pain symptoms, which may or may not appear immediately. After a thorough and meticulous screening of your condition, our chiropractors will consult with you as well as with your lawyer, if applicable, regarding our medical findings which will include a complete diagnosis and recommended treatment strategy.


In the car crash patients we see at our DOWNTOWN ROCKVILLE LOCATION, the most common symptom reported is neck pain.

During a crash, the head is often whipped around violently and that can easily injure the cervical spine. Here at Optimal Performance Rehab, our elite team works with many auto injury patients and have years of experience diagnosing and treating these cases.

Even a “minor” crash can result in serious injury, like ligament sprains. This can lead to chronic pain and disability if not treated properly. In fact, research shows that early treatment is the best way to prevent long-term symptoms.


Here are some of the symptoms in our auto injury patients:

  • Acute/Chronic Pain
  • Dizziness or Vertigo
  • Headache
  • Jaw Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain (Whiplash)
  • Radicular Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness & Tingling
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

If you’ve been injured in an accident as a result of recklessness you should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible so that your health does not deteriorate. Further more, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your loss. 

Many times injuries are hidden, or are underestimated, so please call us today for a free consultation at 301-637-9727. We also provide free legal referrals to our patients who are suffering from accident-related injuries.

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