Chiropractic Care for an Auto Accident Injury
Injuries sustained in an auto accident can have lifelong effects. Whether you have been thrown around inside of your car or were rear-ended at a red light, an auto accident injury can alter your life if not addressed properly. Chiropractic treatment will help relieve and heal the debilitating pain and life-altering effects of these injuries. At Optimum Health Chiropractic + Massage Clinic in Edmonds, WA, our chiropractor and staff will provide you with professional and friendly auto accident injury recovery services.
Treatment for a Whiplash Injury
Whiplash is a common injury experienced in an auto accident. It is caused by the rapid, forceful movement of your head in one direction and then back in the other direction. This forceful movement can overextend tendons and connective tissues in your neck, leading to dislocated vertebrae. Symptoms of whiplash, which may take up to 48 appear, include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Loss of motion in the neck
- Shoulder pain
- Numbness in the arms
- Dizziness and blurred vision
- Headaches that start at the base of your skull
- Blurring of vision
- Loss of concentration
To help you recover from a whiplash injury, your chiropractor will determine if any vertebrae are out of alignment or any discs have been ruptured. By gently working them back into place, inflammation and stiffness can be relieved, pressure can be taken off of nerves, and your range of motion can be improved. Massage therapy will help to heal bruised muscles and connective tissues. Targeted exercises will help to strengthen them.
Chiropractic Help to Alleviate Back Pain
An auto accident can result in injury to your back muscles, spinal column, and hips. In addition to resulting pain from those injuries, the residual inflammation and pressure on your nerves can cause pain and muscle weakness. Since nerves run throughout your body, pain in your back could be originating from another area.
To develop a treatment plan and facilitate full recovery, our chiropractor will perform a complete musculoskeletal examination. They will look for herniated discs, dislocated vertebrae and joints, tense muscles, and areas of inflammation.
A treatment plan may consist of:
- Fixing dislocated vertebrae and ruptured discs
- Repairing dislocated joints
- Repairing bruised muscles
Quality Chiropractic Care Following an Auto Accident Injury
An auto accident injury can lead to lifelong pain and immobility. At Optimal Health Chiropractic + Massage Clinic in Edmonds, WA, we have years of experience healing whiplash, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and other auto accident injury symptoms. For more information on auto accident injury recovery or to schedule an appointment, call us at (425) 361-1839.