Dealing with whiplash after an accident? Find out how chiropractic care can help.
Are you an athlete who is experiencing neck pain and stiffness after a bad tackle? Are you having neck problems after a car accident? If you said “yes” to either of these questions then chances are good that you are dealing with whiplash, an injury caused by a sudden, severe jerk of the neck. Read on to learn more about this condition, and call the Everett, WA, office of chiropractor Dr. Christopher Keezer for treatment!
What is whiplash?
This injury causes the neck to hyperextend during a sudden or violent movement often caused by a car accident, work-related injury, or sports accident. However, anything that suddenly jolts the neck out of place can lead to whiplash.
What kind of damage can whiplash cause?
Whiplash has the ability to affect the cervical vertebrae in the neck, leading to herniated discs, joint dysfunction, pinched nerves, and sprained muscles.
What are the common symptoms of whiplash?
The most common symptoms associated with whiplash are neck pain and stiffness. You may find that you aren’t able to turn your head in certain directions without experiencing pain. As a result of muscle tension and even damage to the soft tissue in the neck, you may also notice more headaches.
Depending on the extent of the damage, you may also experience numbness or tingling in the shoulders and arms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s time to schedule an evaluation with one of the chiropractic specialists at our Everett office.
How can a chiropractor treat whiplash?
One of the most common therapeutic treatments that we offer is spinal manipulation. This treatment method involves applying manual pressure to areas of the body to readjust and realign soft tissue such as ligaments, muscles, tendons, and certain areas of the spine to reduce pain and swelling, improve functionality, and increase range of motion. Performing this adjustment also boosts blood flow, an effect that speeds up the healing process, as well.
We may also perform various gentle stretches with you to ease the muscle tension and achiness caused by your whiplash. We will walk you through the steps of each exercise so that you can also perform them comfortably within your own home or wherever else you choose.
Contact us today!
Think that you might be suffering whiplash? If so, call The Back Pain Relief Center in Everett, WA, today at (425) 259-3700 to find relief!