Chiropractic Care for Car Accident Injury in Coon Rapids

Auto Injury Treatment in Coon Rapids MN

Many people who are in motor vehicle accidents; whether it is a simple low speed fender bender or a high speed roll over, may have different levels of injuries regardless of the speed of the accident. At Caring Chiropractic Center, your Coon Rapids Chiropractor Dr. Ruf, sees a lot of accident victims. We see people who have 60mph rollover accidents that have minimal injuries and then we treat people in accidents going 10mph in a parking lot who have developed disc injuries from the impact in their spine. The symptoms and injuries from each accident vary so much that the best way to make sure you get the proper care after an accident is to get a spinal check- up right away, no matter how big or small the accident is. That way Dr Ruf can look at your spine through a professional’s eyes and evaluate your health with neurological and radiographic testing that actually can show if the accident did damage to your spine, muscles and neurology.

The first four to five days following a car accident the injuries may be masked over by the body with stiffness and soreness. Plus it could also be in shock from the trauma! Given a couple of weeks injured tissues, muscles, joints, and ligaments have time to become inflamed, swollen and will become increasingly sore. A visit to a medical doctor will often result in a prescription of anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants. The pharmaceutical or medical treatment is aimed at treating the symptoms of the injury not necessarily treating the injuries from the accident itself.


If you should have any of the following symptoms following a motor vehicle accident you most likely have whiplash injuries and are a good candidate to see a Chiropractor in coon rapids:

  • Light headedness
  • Frequent headaches
  • Stiff sore and even painful neck
  • Shoulder and arm pain, radiating from the neck
  • Tight neck muscles
  • Upper back pain
  • Low back pain
  • Pain of the muscles on the front neck

If you have any of these symptoms it is important that you get checked by a Chiropractor.



  1. Following a motor vehicle accident people will think that when there is minor damage to the car, there is minor damage to their bodies. The facts are the amount of damage that your body takes from a motor vehicle accident is not equivalent to what happens to the vehicle. When you have two vehicles weighing 2000 pounds each, moving in opposing directions there is shear forces of physics that take place on the body. These forces damage ligaments, joints, discs, and muscles of the body and should be evaluated by a Chiropractor. Not all of the damages show up right away as symptoms!
  2. Safety equipment in a vehicle can be just as damaging as the accident itself. We see people at Caring Chiropractic Center that take more injury from the air bags exploding, hitting them in the face, throwing them back into the seat, than the accident causes itself. Should this be the case, you have injuries from that accident and you should get checked out.
  3. Pain may not show up for the first two to three weeks following an accident. We see people in our office 3-6 months following the accident where the injuries have been progressively deteriorating as a result of the original trauma from the accident. These injuries need to be evaluated by a qualified Chiropractor who has experience in treating these conditions. Dr Ruf has specialized training in diagnosing, evaluating and treating automobile injuries.
  4. No fault automobile insurance in the state of Minnesota states that any passenger, pedestrian or operator of a vehicle who has been in a motor vehicle accident has medical coverage through their automobile insurance. A person who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident has up to one year to make a claim against that policy if the injuries were acquired from the accident. Our insurance specialists at Caring Chiropractic have many years of experience and can answer any questions you may have.
  5. In the event that you have been in a motor vehicle accident, or even doing maintenance to a vehicle and you feel that your life has changed in any way, meaning you have more stiffness, soreness, injuries it is of value for you to get your spine checked by an experienced Chiropractor.

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Caring Chiropractic Center
10811 Xavis Street NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(763) 421-1905

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