Auto Injury Care

If you have been injured in a car accident, Dr. Nygaard can help. The greatest point of damage to the body is frequently in the upper neck, regardless of the amount of damage to the car. With expert guidance and care, you can begin to feel better and heal. If you were in a car accident in Asheville, contact us immediately.
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What happens to the spine?


Car accidents are a unique injury. Your body is strapped to the vehicle with a seat belt, but you head is free to move. Upon impact, the body moves or stops with the car and you head continues to travel, creating an enormous strain on the neck resulting in stretching and tearing to the ligaments and muscles, which is called whiplash. The most vulnerable area of the spine is the upper neck, meaning that a car accident is likely to cause an upper cervical misalignment (read more about the upper cervical misalignment by clicking here).

Frequently people in a car accident experience symptoms and problems such as:

  • Whiplash
  • Neck Pain
  • Concussion
  • Low Back Pain
  • Ligament Damage
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Disc Damage Decompression
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Post Whiplash Complications

“The 5 Necessary Steps to Ensure You Are Covered After an Auto Accident”


Are All Injuries Visible?


Some injuries are seen and some injuries are not. A common misconception is that passengers of a car get hurt in proportion to damage to the car. However, cars were designed to absorb the force of the impact so it does not hurt the driver. In many instances, low impact collisions (even under 10mph) that do not cause the bumper to crumple can transfer more force to the passengers, increasing the frequency and magnitude of injury and even death. No accident should be taken lightly and all passengers should be examined thoroughly. Emergency evaluation from a medical provider is sometimes necessary in bad collisions, but an

upper cervical chiropractor is essential to your full recovery after an accident. Even medical X-rays do not show the complete picture. Medical evaluations are frequently focused on ruling

out major damage and major risk to you health such as fractures, internal bleeding, and disc damage. Because of the whiplash effect that happens in nearly every accident, a comprehensive spinal evaluation at Atlas Chiropractic of Asheville is necessary. Unique detailed X-rays can help determine subtle misalignments in the upper cervical spine that often go unnoticed. Between the Atlas Orthogonal Procedure, the PulStar Instrument and Spinal Disc Decompression, Dr. Nygaard uses cutting edge technology to ensure your recovery is safe and extremely effective.

As an upper cervical specialist with more than 20 years experience, Dr. Nygaard has had tremendous success with patients who have sustained car accident injuries.


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Atlas Orthogonal Care

Pulstar Treatment

Spinal Disc Decompression

Contact us today to learn about Atlas Chiropractic of Asheville and the many conditions we treat. 828-253-0700