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Auto Injuries offered in Ankeny, Grimes and Altoona, IA

Auto Injuries services offered in Ankeny, Grimes and Altoona, IA

It only takes a minor fender-bender to cause long-lasting pain and disability. Even if you feel fine after an auto accident, you should never wait to have a thorough evaluation. Aaron Martin, DC, and the team at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries in Altoona, Ankeny, and Grimes, Iowa, offer comprehensive care for auto injuries, from on-site digital X-rays and a thorough exam to personalized chiropractic care that eases your pain and promotes healing. Call the nearest office or request an appointment online today.

Auto Injuries Q&A

What are the most common auto injuries?

Auto accidents cause a wide range of mild to life-threatening injuries, depending on the nature of the collision. Though a high-impact collision can cause catastrophic injuries, you can also sustain substantial pain following a fender-bender.

The most common auto injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Headaches
  • Concussion
  • Low back injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Neck and back strains
  • Foot and leg fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal injuries and bleeding

Though many injuries cause immediate symptoms, you could feel fine after the accident and experience delayed symptoms over the next few days.

What auto injuries cause delayed symptoms?

The three injuries most likely to cause delayed symptoms include:


Whiplash injuries occur when the impact forces your neck into a rapid back-and-forth or side-to-side movement. Symptoms like neck pain, headaches, and dizziness may not appear for several days.


Concussion symptoms like headaches, dizziness, and confusion don’t always appear immediately. Instead, they could be delayed for days and sometimes longer.

Back pain

After a traumatic car accident, your body releases adrenaline and endorphins (your body’s painkillers). These natural body chemicals can delay symptoms by temporarily dulling the pain.

When should I seek treatment for auto injuries?

You should schedule an evaluation as soon as possible after an auto accident. The skilled team at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries can find possible injuries even if you have delayed symptoms. Then they can begin chiropractic care that minimizes your pain and promotes healing.

How are auto injuries treated?

Your Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries provider customizes your treatment based on your diagnosis. For example, concussions require physical and mental rest to give your brain time to heal and lower your risk of having a second concussion.

They offer an array of therapies to treat musculoskeletal conditions, back and neck pain, neuropathy, and leg or arm pain. Your chiropractic care plan may include:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Cox® Technic
  • Extremity adjustment
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy

These are a few examples of the many safe, effective therapies provided by the experienced team at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries.

If you need an assessment for auto injuries, call the nearest office or use the online booking feature to request an appointment today.

Non-Surgical & Non-Pharmaceutical Treatments

Chiropractic care is a natural non-surgical and non-pharmacological treatment of neuromuscular disorders and orthopedic conditions. At Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries we have successfully treated thousands of injuries and cumulative traumas. These range from simple daily activities of living to the most extreme sports and accident injuries