Auto Accident Injury

Corrective Chiropractic Care


Auto Accident Injury.

An Auto Accident can be a horrible experience. Auto accidents can cause injury to the neck, commonly called whiplash. Ligament injury and changes to normal alignment can lead to chronic pain in up to 50% of cases.

Dr. Gary Lee is experienced in treating these injuries, utilizing the most advanced chiropractic technique known to man. Dr. Lee’s goal is to help you get better and avoid chronic pain.

Whiplash is common, most people think that whiplash results only from high speed impacts, however, whiplash can occur with a change of speed of just 3-4 miles per hour. Technically, the change in speed causes injury in just milliseconds.

This injury is now called an “Acceleration/deceleration” injury. It is more damaging to the ligaments, joints, and discs than previously believed. In fact, recent research indicates that up to 50% of those who injure their neck in an auto accident go on to suffer chronic pain, and up to 30% of those injured have missed diagnoses which predisposes them to chronic pain and degeneration.

Hispanic woman exiting car with back pain

Injuries That Occur In Whiplash (Acceleration/deceleration Injury) Include :

  • Ligament Injury And Instability
  • Changes In Normal Alignment
  • Changes In The Normal Curvature
  • Fractures
  • Disc Injury/herniation
  • Spinal Cord Pressure
  • Spinal Nerve Pressure
  • Traumatic Brain Injury/concussion
  • Seat Belt Trauma
  • Air Bag Deployment Injury/truama
  • Breast Implant Damage

Common side effects of whiplash (acceleration/deceleration injury) include:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Numbness, Tingling, Or Weakness In The Arms Or Hands, Legs Or Feet
  • Scar Tissue Formation Causing Changes To Posture, Limited Movement And Pain
  • Spinal Degeneration And Arthritic Change
  • Myelopathy (Spinal Cord)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy (Spinal Nerves)/radiation Arm And Leg Pain
  • Heaviness In The Neck And Shoulders
  • Pain With Head Movement
  • Weakness In The Extremities
  • Shoulder Pain And Injury
  • Referred Pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck And Back Pain
  • Inability To Work And Perform Normal Activities
  • Blurred Vision
  • Dizziness/vertigo
  • Fatigue

Leaving injuries unattended and hoping the pain will eventually dissipate can cause the problems to worsen and some injuries to become permanent. Abnormal adaptation to spinal posture, scar tissue formation, ligament weakness, and spinal degeneration will occur.

These injuries sometimes require imaging like digital x-rays, DMX, MRI, CT scan, or ultrasound, and may require the involvement of a specialist in the evaluation and treatment process. Dr. Lee had extensive relationships with orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, Concussion specialists, plastic surgeons, attorneys, and others developed over years of experience, beginning in 1994.

Auto Accident Chiropractor In Salt Lake City

With more than 25 years of experience treating accident injuries, our vision is to be the best and to provide the finest in injury treatment. We work hard to provide supportive evidence of your injury to understand your condition, provide appropriate treatment, and inform your insurance and your attorney. We stand behind our work and our treatment from day one and until your case is settled. We show up to defend our work if your case goes to court. We go the distance.

If you are dealing with an auto accident or have any further questions, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Our Salt Lake City Chiropractor will thoroughly examine you to achieve the best results from care.

Woman exiting car with back pain

Common Auto Accident Injuries

Whiplash is any impact that causes sudden acceleration or deceleration of the head and body during trauma. It creates compression and distraction forces, as well as sheer forces that can damage spinal tissue in just milliseconds, tear ligaments, damage discs, cause fractures, and require treatment for the best recovery. A thorough examination and necessary x-rays provide vital information about your injury and allow Dr. Lee to formulate an effective treatment plan and order additional studies like MRI. The most important thing is to understand your injury from the beginning to effectively treat you.

Dr Gary Lee performing neck stretching on patient

How Can We Help You

Utilizing modern chiropractic techniques, adjusting the spine is one of 3 steps to restoring normal alignment and function. Adjustments, combined with exercise and traction help the injured spine to adapt back to a normal alignment, restoring normal function. Both new and old injuries benefit from corrective treatment utilizing Chiropractic Biophysics Technique. It also decreases the risk factors for conversion to chronic pain.

Chiropractic Care in Utah

Have you been in an auto accident recently and you’re suffering from physical pain? Don’t put off treatment for another day! Come join us at to receive holistic care that will help you recover quickly after you have experienced a car accident. We will set you up with an initial consultation including a thorough examination, digital imaging, report of findings, and first adjustment.

How Corrective Chiropractic Care Works

Reduced Pain

Dr. Lee, your chiropractor will provide the appropriate adjustments, traction, and exercise to help the spine to adapt to its normal alignment again. Published research dictates what is normal, and life’s challenges like trauma can change it which brings about misalignment, pain, and degeneration. Chiropractic care also helps avoid overutilization of prescription medications and potential addiction by relieving pain in a relatively short time frame.

Improved Range of Motion

Another common symptom resulting after an auto collision is stiffness in the back and neck. This happens due to misaligned spine joints, scar tissue development, and inflammation. However, chiropractic care can restore and even improve your range of motion by mobilizing and realigning the spine during adjustments.

Drug-Free, Non-Invasive Treatment

Elevation Health utilizes chiropractic care to restore normal alignment and function destroyed by trauma. Without correction, symptoms return and degenerative processes ensue. When necessary, inclusion of a specialist as part of your treatment plan will occur.

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Dr. Gary Lee is the only chiropractor in Utah specializing in scoliosis care through the ScoliBrace, and one of only a handful specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics. Dr. Gary truly cares about his patients’ overall health and long-term wellness goals. He utilizes the latest in CBP technique to pinpoint the root cause of pain and discomfort, and fixes it from the source. That means no more nagging headaches, migraines, back or neck pain, or even acid reflux or asthma! Incredible facility that you HAVE to visit.

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I am so glad that I found Dr. Gary Lee and Elevation Health. I’ve been suffering from migraines and low back pain for as long as I can remember, and thought it was something I would have to live with. Every Doctor I’ve ever been to has prescribed meds but no cure. Since I’ve been under care with Dr. Lee, my headaches have gone away, and I’ve regained mobility in my low back, where previously I could not sit for longer than short periods of time without pain! He was highly knowledgeable, friendly, and actually LISTENED to what I had to say vs rushing me out of the office with a little white piece of paper and an assignment to go to Rite Aid to get some drugs. I would highly recommend without reservation. He was referred by my co-worker, and I wish I would have listened sooner! Thank you!

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They did helped me after I was involved in a car accident . they started treatment on me ,helped me find an attorney and set me up on a lien till the case settled .they made easy for me and didn’t wait to care for me .the treatment have been terrific .I went to Dr.Lee for treatment for both injuries .. Love his office , his staff are very friendly , and the treatment is effective .Dr. Lee take X- rays ,find the problem ,and then provides specific treatment to correct the problem . He evens takes follow-up X-rays to make sure the problem I had a great attorney ,I highly Recommende Dr . Lee and elevation health for any injury you may have….

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I have gone to Elevation Health for years and have never been happier. Dr. Lee is very knowledgeable and actually listens to the patient so he can more effectively treat my pains. I have referred friends and family and they feel the same.

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I came here because a car accident I had months ago, I had severe back and neck pain… Dr Lee started treating me and I got back to living my normal life again. I love everyone in here . If you have pain and you dont know where to go, visit them.

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The Doctors and employees are kind, funny, and helpful! The treatments have been helping my headaches exponentially, and I have had great results with the traction. I would 100% recommend Elevation Health if you have back pain and headaches

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