The team at Fox Chiropractic, PS., in Seattle works with our patients to help manage their spinal health with excellence. With our holistic approach to wellness, we help our patients relieve their pain quickly, naturally, and without the aid of pharmaceuticals. At Fox Chiropractic, we specialize in the treatment of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Many of these disorders can begin or be agitated by, an automobile accident. We combine gentle chiropractic adjustment, corrective exercises, lifestyle coaching, massage therapy, and spinal screenings to evaluate and treat our auto injury patients.
Whiplash, also called vertebral subluxation, is an injury that affects the ligaments, disks, cervical muscles, nerves, and blood vessels in the neck. Commonly incurred during car accidents, whiplash occurs when the head is thrust abruptly forward or backward in a jerking motion. The many parts of the neck can be injured, including the ligaments, discs, intervertebral joints, cervical muscles, and nerves. Whiplash may not be noticeable immediately following an auto accident – it is sometimes not noticeable for days or weeks after an accident.
Symptoms of Whiplash
People who suffer from whiplash commonly experience headaches, neck stiffness, neck pain, and pain between the shoulder blades or in the shoulders. Some less obviously related symptoms felt after a car accident are nausea, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, difficulty swallowing, blurred vision, lower back pain, and numbness, or pain in the hands or arms.
Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash
Whiplash is an injury of soft tissue, so the damage cannot be seen by an x-ray. This makes chiropractic treatment ideal for whiplash patients. The manual manipulation applied during chiropractic care is an ideal form of pain management for patients suffering from whiplash. Getting chiropractic treatment of a car accident injury will help alleviate your pain and expedite the healing process. Chiropractors typically provide therapeutic exercises that will aid your recovery after your treatment.
Seeking medical treatment after an auto accident is critical, especially if you’re experiencing pain. After receiving critical emergency medical treatment, chronic pain and minor injuries can be tended to by a chiropractor. Choosing a chiropractor for an auto injury isn’t the same as choosing an attorney for an auto accident. You don’t need to find an auto injury chiropractor. Chiropractic treatment is fairly universal in theory. For whiplash, a chiropractor will use standard manual adjustments and soft tissue therapy for neck stiffness during appointments.
Visit Our Chiropractor Today
At Fox Chiropractic, P.S. in Seattle we provide the most effective care for every patient at every visit. We look forward to supporting your spinal health through chiropractic care. Currently, we are serving Wedgewood & View Ridge areas. Whether you’ve suffered an injury, are suffering from ongoing pain, or you’re simply looking for a partner in your general wellness, we are here for you. Call us today at (206) 552-6339 to schedule a visit.