Glacier Chiropractic
1702 NW Market Street
Seattle WA 98107

Whiplash Treatment

Whiplash Treatment Seattle

At Glacier Chiropractic, we specialize in chiropractic whiplash treatment in the Ballard area of Seattle. If you’ve been in a car accident recently and have been experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Severe pain
  • Weak neck
  • Coordination or balance problems
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Tingling, numbness, or weakness that affects your hands, shoulder, or neck
  • Behavioral changes, such as irritability, depression, etc.

You may be suffering from the medical condition cervical acceleration-deceleration (CAD) syndrome, more commonly known as whiplash. After an accident, it may take more than 24 hours for symptoms to show up, which is why it’s important you find medical assistance the day of the accident or as soon as possible. Whiplash can occur from low impacts such as being rear-ended at 6 MPH or even riding a roller coaster. If you’ve been in a minor accident, it’s still advised to seek medical attention. Minor symptoms can include:

  • Headache
  • Neck stiffness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Shoulder & back pain

Don’t Ignore Those Dull Aching Pains

Depending on the accident, whiplash can be difficult to diagnose and sometimes the impact could be unknown, such as forgetting that you fell down awkwardly during a sports game. It’s important to see a chiropractor if you’re feeling any kind of neck pain or stiffness in your upper body. Glacier Chiropractic has the knowledge and experience to help ease the aches and pains caused by whiplash.

Alleviate Whiplash Symptoms Before They Get Worse

It is very common for most people to ignore the minor symptoms of whiplash because it could easily be shrugged off as pain associated with aging or everyday stressors. With the help of a chiropractor, these symptoms can be addressed and alleviated, regardless of whether or not you have clinical whiplash.

At-Home-Care Is Important To Recovery

With the help of a whiplash chiropractor, treatment and recovery can be achieved in as little as three months. After your adjustment at Glacier Chiropractic, at-home care is necessary to accelerate your body’s natural ability to heal. To reduce pain and inflammation we recommend the following:

  • Ice your neck for 15 min. every 3-5 hrs.
  • Use painkillers or muscle relaxants as prescribed
  • Use a neck brace or collar for short term support
  • After swelling has subsided, apply moist heat, such as a wet towel or a warm bath

Take It Easy

Everyone’s body heals differently, depending on your age and other pre-existing conditions you had prior to the accident. It could take anywhere from a week to several months to fully heal. The sooner treatment is applied the faster you will recover. Ignoring the symptoms of whiplash can cause chronic neck pain, which would result in a permanent injury.

Drop-by Our Office For A Professional Consultation & Adjustment

Glacier Chiropractic is here to help with chiropractic whiplash treatment. We’re located in the easily accessible Ballard area of Seattle. We’re always accepting new patients, and walk-in visits are welcomed. Call us today to find out more about our specials and package deals.

Glacier ChiropracticGlacier Chiropractic in Ballard provides professional and affordable chiropractic care. We treat a variety of spine and extremity conditions from our convenient Seattle area location.

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We're close to the following areas: Ballard, Sunset Hill, Loyal Heights, Crown Hill, Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Green Lake, Wallingford, Fremont, Magnolia, Queen Anne & Westlake.