Pain from auto accidents doesn't always appear immediately. In fact, you may not notice any aches or pains until a few days or weeks have passed. Fortunately, your Everett, WA, chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Keezer, offers effective treatments for whiplash and other auto accident injuries.
Common symptoms after an accident
If your accident was only minor and didn't cause much damage to your car, you may not even realize that your symptoms are due to the accident. Unfortunately, you can still be hurt even if your car or truck looks fine. Anytime, your body moves back and forth abruptly, you're at risk of developing whiplash and other injuries. Whether you hit the dashboard or just encounter resistance from your seatbelt, you can develop painful injuries as a result of your accident.
These symptoms can occur after an accident:
- Pain in your joints, soft tissues and muscles
- Stiff joints that are hard to move
- Back pain
- Difficulty moving your head and neck without pain or stiffness
- Numbness and tingling in hands, feet, legs or arms
How does my Everett chiropractor treat auto accident injuries?
A spinal misalignment due to an auto accident can cause back and neck pain, but misalignments can also affect your muscles, tendons and ligaments. If your spine isn't properly aligned, you may experience stiff muscles, tingling, numbness and headaches. During your visit, your Everett chiropractor may recommend spinal manipulation, a treatment that uses gentle pressure to realign your spine and improve blood flow to injured tendons, ligaments and soft tissues.
Manipulations aren't the only treatments that your chiropractor offers. Massage may be used to loosen your tight muscles, improve range of motion, break up scar tissues, improve circulation to the injured area and speed healing. Your treatment plan may also include muscle relaxation, exercises to stretch and strengthen your muscles, Traction or Cold Laser Therapy, an innovative treatment method that reduces pain and inflammation.
Has an auto accident left you in pain? Schedule an appointment with your Everett, WA, chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Keezer, by calling (425) 259-3700 to schedule an appointment.