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Plaza Chiropractic & Massage Therapy

Chiropractors & Massage Therapists located in Danville, CA

Auto Accident Injury Specialist

You’ve been rear-ended in a traffic collision, and now there’s a sharp pain in your neck. That’s probably whiplash, and finding the right treatment is key. With a specialty in sports rehab, myofascial release, auto accidents and work-related injury prevention, Dr. Max Lippman at Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy in the Danville, California, area is the one to contact to find a safe treatment that will alleviate the pain.

Auto Accident Injury Q & A

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury that affects your neck and spine, causing joint misalignment and muscle spasming. Whiplash occurs when your head and neck are put through a rapid back-and-forth motion. It’s very common in rear-end traffic accidents. Other causes are:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sports accident
  • Any trauma caused by rapid motion that specifically affects the spine and neck

What are symptoms of whiplash?

The main symptom of whiplash is neck pain, and that pain can vary from a minor pins-and-needles feeling to excruciating pain. You may experience other symptoms, which can start within 24 hours of the injury, such as:

  • Neck stiffness
  • Worsening pain with neck movement
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of range of motion in the neck
  • Headaches
  • Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, arms, or upper back

How does chiropractic treatment ease whiplash?

Every case of whiplash is different, so your treatment won’t be the same as someone else’s. Dr. Lippman and the other certified staff at Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy can manipulate your spine through short thrusts and slower movements, gently moving the affected joint to help create mobility and promote healing.

Any trauma, including whiplash, can cause your joint to misalign, which in turn causes the muscles attached to the area to spasm. As time goes by with your muscles in spasm, scar tissue builds up. In response, you change your movement patterns, which leads to more pain and muscle degeneration.

Dr. Lippman’s advice is to get the joint moving and aligned. With specialized massage and myofascial release, he’ll reduce your muscle spasm without using any drugs or medications. This adjustment allows your muscles to relax. In order to restore your proper neck motion, he’ll recommend exercise to help your brain to reconnect with the joint and muscles.

Eventually, Dr. Lippman’s treatment reduces your pain and inflammation. Once the therapy restores your normal movement, your entire body function improves, from the spine to the extremities to the organs that are connected to the nerves coming from your spine.

Your whiplash pain diminishes even more through Plaza Chiropractic’s massage therapy, which reduces pain by soothing muscle tensions and spasms. Our massage therapy also increases blood flow, which promotes healing.


We gladly accept any insurance that covers chiropractic, including Blue Cross, Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, and many others.

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Words from our patients

  • "I've been taking both my kids to Dr. Max for the aches and pains that come from...High School sports. He does a GREAT job and has great bedside manner."

    Rob R.
  • "Dr Max has completely improved my quality of life. I had seen doctors and even a GI specialist! After one visit I felt relief and finally slept that evening."

    Aynsley T.
  • "As a professional horse trainer, I have had my share of injuries - neck, shoulder, ribs, back, hips, ankles...Dr Max has been, from the first visit, a life changer."

    Nicole C.
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    "Amazing appointment today, so glad I found this place. Dr. Lippman was great!"

    Susan H.
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    " I highly recommend Dr. Max and the entire Plaza Chiropractic team because they are simply the best in their field. "

    Nick L.
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    "Dr. Max Lippman is truly an amazing Chiropractor and is very dedicated to his patients' well being. I am so grateful for all the help he has given me."

    Tracy L.
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    "Dr. Max was not only kind and professional but he was knowledgeable and has an amazing ability to read his patients."

    Eve E.
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    "Dr. Max and Dr. Brad along with their staff are great! They're always available, accommodating and give excellent patient care."

    Todd I.
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    "They truly care about their patients. They explain everything in a clear, concise and easy to understand manner."

    Jenny L.
  • "…Agree with Plaza Chiropractic. Both Dr. Max and Dr. Brad are the best!! They are located up the hill near Blackhawk HOA offices. The office staff is very friendly.… "

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  • "…I use the massage therapists at Plaza Chiropractic at Blackhawk Plaza. They are all terrific."

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  • "…Dr. Max Lipman at Plaza Chiropractic is wonderful and his office is close. Highly recommend him and his office staff."

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Plaza Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
4145 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Suite 101
Danville, CA 94506
Phone: 925-964-9189
Fax: (925) 886-2558
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