SOURCE: Peak Performance Chiropractic

April 10, 2012 10:00 ET

Patients Suffering From Auto Accident Injuries Find Pain Relief From Grand Rapids Chiropractor

GRAND RAPIDS, MI--(Marketwire - Apr 10, 2012) - Peak Performance Chiropractic in Grand Rapids, MI announced that the practice has had significant success treating auto accident victims for chronic pain and injuries. The wellness center uses a combination of chiropractic care and massage therapy to help patients manage pain and safely regain a full range of motion following an injury. The Grand Rapids chiropractor has significant experience treating whiplash victims, including patients suffering from neck pain, sore or stiff muscles and migraines.

Grand Rapids chiropractor Dr. Michael Kwast announced that his practice, Peak Performance Chiropractic, has had significant success treating auto accident victims for injuries and chronic pain.

"An auto accident injury is one of the most traumatic injuries that can occur to the body," said Dr. Kwast. "Even in minor fender benders, the force of impact can seriously affect the musculoskeletal system. Our practice has had significant success treating patients for accident injuries, and we are excited to share this message of hope with other accident victims -- it's never too late to get healed!"

Dr. Kwast and fellow chiropractor Dr. Marc Lindhout focus on identifying the underlying cause for an accident injury. According to the chiropractor, many auto accident injury victims suffer pain due to a misalignment of the musculoskeletal system caused by a herniated disc.

"During an accident, the force of impact can cause a disc in the lower back to slip out of position, compressing nearby nerves," said Dr. Lindhout. "Chiropractic care relieves this pain by restoring the disc to proper alignment, which alleviates pressure on the nerves."

According to the chiropractors, one of the most common accident injuries is whiplash. Accidents at speeds as slow as 5mph may "whip" the cervical spine beyond its normal range of motion. In addition to forcing the spine out of alignment, this accident injury can also strain soft tissue muscles.

"Following a whiplash injury, many patients struggle with neck pain, migraines, headaches and even experience difficulty concentrating," said Dr. Kwast. "Soreness and stiffness in the muscles can make it especially painful to turn the head from side to side. Chiropractic care restores alignment, allowing the nervous system to properly send and receive messages, which is vital to the entire body's health. Massage therapy can also help relax tense muscles and speed up internal healing."

According to the chiropractors, a combination of adjustments along with complementary therapies, such as massage therapy, is typically most effective for treating auto accident injuries and relieving pain.

Both chiropractors urge patients to seek treatment immediately following an accident.

"The earlier an individual seeks care, the sooner we are able to identify the underlying cause for pain and prevent the buildup of scar tissue," said Dr. Kwast. "However, it is never too late to get healthy. We have helped many patients who have suffered pain for years successfully overcome their injuries."

Prospective patients may learn more about chiropractic care for auto accident injuries by visiting the practice's website at

Contact Information

  • Peak Performance Chiropractic
    Grand Rapids, MI