Our chiropractors and rehab specialists help with Auto accident/injury relief in our Portland and Seattle clinics

Auto Accident / Injury

Vehicle collisions range in severity. If rear-ended, you may find yourself suffering from whiplash. If you’re involved in a head-on collision, you may have severe back trauma. If you’re in a multi-vehicle accident, you may be the victim of lifelong pain or discomfort, and surgery may be a necessity. Whatever the circumstances of your auto accident, a chiropractor may be a real benefit to your recovery. 

Our Seattle and Portland chiropractic offices see many patients who have been involved in a collision, whether it’s auto, motorcycle, or scooter.

 We work with patients for a variety of reasons:

  • Post-surgery care 
  • Whiplash care
  • Spine care 
  • Neck care 
  • Throughout the recovery process 
  • Holistic treatment
  • And more


In many instances, the mental aspect of the accident is surpassed by the physical aspect, resulting in stress, PTSD, or depression. Getting your body pain-free and balanced will help in all parts of your recovery; body, mind, and spirit. 

It’s important to point out that even if you don’t feel immediate pain upon an accident, you should have a physical exam with a doctor as soon as you can. Sometimes, our adrenaline takes over, and our bodies turn to survival mode. This may hide your pain or injury for hours or even days. It’s smart to seek medical attention directly after your accident, so you know what’s going on inside your body, and you can start to heal with proper treatment. 

Tangelo is a one-stop-shop for your treatment plan. We utilize chiropractic care and rehabilitation specialists, saving you time, allowing for more personalized visits, and creating a program that works fast. Our offices take almost all insurances, and often there is no out-of-pocket expense for the patient.  


If you’ve been in an accident and are experiencing any of the following symptoms, we’d like to see you in our office: 

  • Neck, shoulder, or back pain or aches
  • Loss of mobility
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Sore or stiff muscles or joints
  • Discomfort when mobilized or at rest
  • Numbness or tingling sensations 
  • Radiating pain


A forceful impact may cause these symptoms due to: 

  • Herniated disc(s)
  • Cervical spine injury 
  • Muscles strains or sprains
  • Whiplash 
  • Lumbar sprains
  • Spinal stenosis


Our doctors provide safe, reliable care and rehabilitation for those involved in an accident. Our goal is to effectively minimize pain at its core, so your recovery is gentle and organic. You’ve been through a lot already; let us keep your body from additional trauma, relinquishing the need for surgery or medication. 

Should I See a Chiropractor After My Auto Accident?

Accident injuries are sneaky. In fact, you may not realize you’ve been affected by it for days. After your accident, you may get out of your vehicle and walk around, check on others, review your car’s damage, and then avoid the EMT unit altogether. However, none of this means you’re out of harm’s way.

Often, the neck or back is compromised in the accident, and it’s gone unnoticed due to the adrenaline rush. Once the rush is over, the pain or loss of range of motion will set in, and in the meantime, you’ve been using those muscles and joints, possibly causing further damage. 

Even if you’re not convinced that your discomfort warrants medical attention, we suggest visiting your local chiropractor. Knowing for certain that your body is not at risk will give you peace of mind. And, if your body does need some structural support, you’re in the right place. We don’t want your muscles, joints, or ligaments to suffer a second longer than necessary, and we’ll start restoring full-function immediately. 

Our rehab team will provide exercises that stimulate and maximize your wellness plan to aid in your chiropractic treatment. 

How Will a Chiropractor Treat My Auto Accident Injury?

Our chiropractors offer our accident patients various solutions based on their needs, pain, and injuries. Our support is vital to a safe, resilient recovery, minimizing downtime, and the need for pain medication. 

We will work with you on a gentle and effective program, giving you confidence in the ultimate healing process. If you ever feel unsure of our methods, we encourage open dialogue and communication. Your comfort level is a priority for us. 


Chiropractic adjustments for your car accident injury

Spinal manipulations are effective and safe. The idea of cracking or popping your back after an accident may be off-putting to you, and we understand that sense of reluctance; however, our methods are completely natural and non-invasive. A gentle, controlled thrust to a misalignment often provides immediate relief. With ongoing care and maintenance, our patients often find that surgery is no longer necessary.


Instrument assisted soft tissue technique for your car accident injury

Using handheld chiropractic tools, we can significantly reduce scar tissue faster and with more success than hands alone. These instruments restore mobility and range of motion and alleviate pain, as they provide quick results. 


Manual therapy for your car accident injury

Using proven manual therapy methods for your specific needs, we will provide pain management, adequate blood flow, relaxation, range of motion, mobility, and more. 


Functional rehabilitation therapeutic exercises and stretches for your car accident

We will supply you with active rehabilitation support through exercises and stretches that build strength and confidence. Using a combination of healing techniques, you will leave our office armed with the tools to maintain a safely balanced body, leading to a decrease in future injuries and visits with a doctor. 


Some of the other services we offer include: 

  • Active Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • RockTape
  • Cupping

Finding the best program for a safe and speedy recovery is our goal. We will ensure you feel comfortable with your plan throughout your healing process.


The Benefits of Chiropractic Care After Your Auto Accident

A vehicle accident has probably caused some personal problems; missed work, car damage, insurance issues. We understand that those things can take a toll. Don’t let your pain take a toll, too. No matter how severe the accident, our care team will help you get your body back so you can get your life back. 

Our solutions never cause more harm or rely on unpredictable surgeries. We use techniques that have survived the test of time combined with new technological advancement to find the root of your pain and mend it safely. 

Responsibly getting your body to perform and function as it was intended to is our passion, and we know how to make that happen.

Tangelo’s Chiropractic Process

Our patients are treated exactly how we want to be treated; with respect, focus, and high energy. Our offices aren’t like the typical chiropractic offices. We believe in the healing power of vigor and spirit, so you’re met with vitality and persistence- in a good way.

With our team-like approach of chiropractic care and rehabilitation, you receive the best of the healing arts for a simultaneous, structured program that offers excellent, life-long benefits and fast results.  


Our process to your safe, thoughtful program:

  • Discuss your medical history, goals, injury, pain points, capabilities
  • Give a physical exam that details the cause of your symptoms
  • Provide our intentions for the best plan possible for your recovery and why
  • Start the healing process 


Your auto accident injury shouldn’t be causing any more destruction than it already has. Call us as soon as you can, and let’s get your body functioning at its peak. 

We have chiropractic offices throughout the Seattle area in Fremont, West Seattle, and Green Lake, as well as in Portland, OR. 

Auto Accident Testimonials

Our safe services to treat auto accident injuries allow for a quicker recovery, no downtime, and never include masking pain. Read what some of our patients have to say about the support they’ve received from us below. 


“I can’t say enough good things about Tangelo! Lexy at the front desk is always very friendly and does an amazing job at scheduling my appointments around my already crazy schedule. I’ve seen Dr. Gross for multiple visits after I was in an auto crash. He did a very thorough job during my initial consult in order to figure out all the areas in which I was experiencing pain. He did an awesome job at explaining the process of each individual exercise and what it was doing in order to get me back to 100%. I felt an improvement after every visit. I loved the fact that everyone in the office is very down to earth and truly cares and invests in my progress and wellbeing. I feel very lucky to have found Tangelo and will never go anywhere else. I would highly recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Gross.”