Auto Accident Injury Specialist

Andrew Curcuru, DC -  - Chiropractor

Active Health Center

Andrew Curcuru, DC

Chiropractor & Pain Management located in Downtown, Oakland, CA

Even if you “walk away” from an auto accident, it’s important to seek follow-up care after your incident. Automobile accidents can cause internal tissue damage, leaving you with issues like whiplash and back pain that don’t show up for days or weeks. At Active Health Center in Oakland, California, Andrew Curcuru, DC, provides the evaluation and care you need to prevent long-term disability from an auto accident injury. Call today or use the online tool to schedule your appointment.

Auto Accident Injury Q & A

What are common auto accident injuries?

Of course, a serious crash may require a visit to the emergency room, but most likely, you walk away from an accident, not even realizing the damage your body experienced. At Active Health Center, you may seek treatment for:

  • Whiplash
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain


Even if you have what seems to be minor symptoms of bruising, stiffness, and swelling, seek treatment. In many cases, it takes a few days for these symptoms to show up. 

If you happen to need it, Active Health Center has excellent relationships with local orthopedists, neurologists, MRI facilities, and physical therapists that all offer the best and most complete care for acute trauma injuries.

Why is whiplash a common auto accident injury?

Whiplash can show up as soreness, pain, and limited range of motion in your neck. It occurs when your head snaps back and forth rapidly upon impact; this can occur even in accidents that happen at a slow speed. 

The trauma causes soft tissue damage, nerve compression, and vertebral misalignments that show up as whiplash symptoms. 

Why are headaches considered an auto accident injury?

Not all headaches result from auto accidents, but if you find persistent head pain in the days, weeks, or even months after a crash -- it may have resulted from your incident. Headaches may present even if you didn’t experience direct head trauma. 

The cause of these headaches may be inflammation or tension in the upper body or spinal misalignment in the cervical (neck) region. 

How does chiropractic help with auto accident injuries like back and neck pain?

A car accident often causes trauma along your spine, resulting in neck and back pain. The collision can cause a spinal disc to shift out of place, putting pressure on surrounding nerves and impairing your posture. You experience chronic soreness, tension, and inflammation as a result. 

Dr. Curcuru uses chiropractic adjustments and soft-tissue therapy to help restore the proper alignment of your vertebrae to resolve pain. This realignment helps resolve associated nerve and muscle pain. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may also benefit from acupuncture, spinal decompression, and Iovera® cold therapy to reduce symptoms and heal your pain.

If you suffer an automobile accident, seek chiropractic care at Active Health Center to realign your spine and reduce inflammation. Call today or use the online tool to schedule your appointment.