Glacier Chiropractic
1702 NW Market Street
Seattle WA 98107

5 Mistakes You Should Avoid After Whiplash

Whiplash Chiropractor Seattle

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in the Seattle and Ballard area, be sure to call Glacier Chiropractic for proper examination and whiplash treatment. Whiplash symptoms can take a few days to kick in, but it’s better to start treatment with an experienced car accident chiropractor as soon as possible after your accident.

What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a type of spinal injury caused by forceful back and forth movements of the neck, like those that occur in a car collision. The signs of whiplash may take several days to develop, and may include:

  • Neck Pain & Stiffness – which often feels worse when you move your neck.
  • Decreased Range Of Motion
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder, Arm & Upper Back Pain
  • Arm Numbness & Tingling
  • Fatigue Or Dizziness
  • Difficulty Sleeping

A Whiplash Chiropractor Can Help You Heal

Chiropractors are experts in spinal care and treatment. Post-accident whiplash care differs for every patient and will depend on the nature and severity of your injuries. Safe and natural pain relief and healing can be yours, but you need to take that first step and seek care.

Don’t Wait To Seek Treatment

You might have walked away from your accident, thinking you are fine. Unfortunately, hidden spinal damage that is left untreated could lead to future chronic problems. Your car accident chiropractor will be able to order X-rays, an MRI, or CT scan, if necessary, to determine the actual nature and extent of your injuries.

Then, we’ll develop an individualized treatment plan to bring you relief and get you on the road to recovery.

Four Other Mistakes People With Whiplash Make

  1. Driving. If your neck is too stiff to turn, it may be unsafe for you to drive.
  2. Lying around for days. You need a balance of rest and movement to recover your full range of motion.
  3. Wearing A Neck Brace For More Than 2 – 3 Days. This can cause your neck muscles to start to atrophy.
  4. Doing Too Much, Too Soon. This may seem contradictory to #2 and #3, but a proper balance between movement and rest is key to your recovery.

A Seattle Chiropractor You Can Trust

If you have been in an accident, and live near the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, call Glacier Chiropractic for an appointment as soon as possible. Don’t wait for the pain and stiffness of whiplash to settle in; the sooner we can get you in, the sooner we can get you on the path to wellness.

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

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