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Auto Accident Injury
Without prompt care, an auto accident can result in chronic pain for many years to come.
At Optimal Health Spine & Wellness Center, our goal is to treat your accident injuries as quickly and effectively as possible. Our Normandy Park chiropractors can diagnose your car accident injuries and develop a treatment program to lower your back and neck pain and restore your range of motion and mobility.
When you first get into a car accident, you may not notice any injuries, especially if your accident occurred at a low speed. You may not feel any symptoms for up to 72 hours after your accident, and without treatment, you may experience symptoms for many months after your accident.
Unfortunately, the sudden deceleration of your vehicle can put tremendous stress on your back and neck. When this occurs, you could experience a herniated disc, spinal misalignment or whiplash. Common symptoms associated with motor collisions include
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it is important to schedule an examination with our chiropractor. These symptoms could indicate that you have a herniated disc, nerve compression or whiplash.Our chiropractor treats all types of musculoskeletal injuries after a car accident even if you are not yet experiencing any symptoms.
Whiplash is one of the most common auto accident injuries. This injury occurs when the force of a rear accident impact “whips” the cervical spine backwards and forwards. This abrupt movement can trigger a spinal misalignment. Once a misalignment occurs, the upper cervical spine is left in a hyperextended position and the lower cervical spine is in a hyperflexed position. This abnormal S-curvature can also strain the soft tissues holding the spine together – triggering additional pain, as well as headaches and migraines.
Healing starts with a thorough consultation and evaluation. Our Normandy Park chiropractor will want to know when you had your car accident and when your symptoms started. You will also be asked to rate the severity of your pain.
Once a diagnosis has been made, our team will devise a treatment plan to lower your pain and restore your range of motion and flexibility. Treatment usually begins with a series of chiropractic adjustments over the course of several weeks.
Chiropractic adjustments are effective for providing neck pain relief for whiplash injuries and herniated discs. For patients experiencing whiplash, chiropractic care helps to restore proper alignment to the neck, correcting the hyperextension and hyperflexion that has occurred within the cervical spine. Spinal adjustments are also effective for treating a herniated disc in the lower spine. Adjustments correct this spinal misalignment, relieving pressure on the nerves and providing immediate pain relief.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, our chiropractor may also recommend massage therapy and physical therapy as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for whiplash. Therapeutic massage helps to release tension trapped within the body’s muscles following an injury. Physical therapy exercises help bring movement, coordination and flexibility back to the body.
Our chiropractor has treated auto accident injuries for hundreds of patients – and he can help you, too! Our Burien treatments like chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy provide immediate relief and long-term health improvements.
If you are new to chiropractic care, it’s natural to wonder how our treatments can make a difference for your injuries. Our chiropractic team is happy to discuss our different treatment options in detail during your first diagnostic appointment.
For more information on how we can help you after a car accident in the Normandy Park area, call our chiropractic office at 206-241-3836 to schedule a consultation.