Personal Injury

Approximately 22 million people visit chiropractic clinics in the US every year. 35% of these are seeking relief from back pain due to accidents, muscle strains and sports injuries. Acute Chiropractic offers chiropractic care for these kinds of injuries in Yakima, WA. Our experienced chiropractor is certified to treat any personal injury. Listed below are some of the common types of personal injuries.


  1. Back Injury
    1. Chiropractors specialize in treating back pain. To do this, a detailed history and examination is performed to determine the source of the pain. Additional diagnostic studies such as CT scans, X-rays and/or MRI scans may be necessary. Here are two types of back injury:
      1. Spondylolisthesis: Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebrae at the spine’s base slips out of position. This is a result of a fracture or defect in the vertebrae. The slip may occur because of a stress fracture, trauma or a pre-existing medical condition. Spondylolistheses have several symptoms, such as lower back pain, muscle stiffness and spasm, weakness and sometimes referred pain down the legs.
      2. Cervical Radiculopathy: The weight of a quarter on a nerve over 15 minutes can reduce its conduction by over 50%. If a nerve root close to a cervical vertebra becomes compressed, it may damage your nerve function resulting in cervical radiculopathy. Radiculopathy is defined by symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling and/or weakness in your neck, shoulders, chest, arms or hands.
  2. Neck Injury
    1. A neck injury might be caused by car accidents, a slip and fall, carrying heavy objects, sports injuries or being struck by a falling object. If the personal injury to the neck is severe, you may experience neck pain, stiffness, numbness, and shoulder pain.
  3. Slip and Fall
    1. Property owners in Yakima, WA are required to have safe premises for guests and patrons. Responsible property owners carry insurance in the event that someone is injured on their property. If you slip and fall or are otherwise injured due to an on-site threat, the property’s owner may compensate you for damages. It is wise to inspect and repair your property frequently to avoid risk to those visiting.
  4. Auto Accidents
    1. One of the leading causes of personal injury in auto accidents. Sometimes, it is difficult to determine who is at fault. Making sure that there is always a police report filed when you’re involved in an auto accident is prudent. After an auto accident, you may not develop pain from the force of impact for days or even weeks. It is important to see your Yakima chiropractor for evaluation and treatment, regardless of whether you are experiencing pain or not. In the case of severe injury due to an auto accident, chiropractors apply limited force to adjust your joints to decrease discomfort while improving your range of motion. At Acute Chiropractic, you will also receive additional therapies, such as exercises, massage and nutritional counseling. Frequently referrals to other providers are made to help comanage care.
  5. Ergonomic Problems
    1. Proper posture reduces stress to your joints. Doctors recommend taking short breaks regularly when writing, studying, or working at a desk for long hours. Be active during these breaks. Take a walk, go to the gym, do Yoga. Different leisure activities help to relax your joints and reduce strain to your musculoskeletal system. Poor ergonomics often lead to repetitive stress personal injuries.


Chiropractic care is a reliable and safe method for treating back, neck, work, and other various personal injuries. Chronic pain is defined as any pain that lasts for more than two months. Recent research indicates that chiropractors can provide deep tissue therapy and osseous (joint) manipulations to treat fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.


There are many different factors which may lead up to a personal injury. Acute Chiropractic is well known for its superior chiropractic service. Dr. Grimmer is specially trained and certified to treat personal injuries. Chiropractic care, exercise, and nutrition are essential to attain optimal health. Call our Yakima office to schedule an appointment at 509-902-1222.

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