Natural Relief for Whiplash Pain
If you’ve ever been in a car accident or experienced a sudden movement that “whips” your body forward and backward, you may have felt the effects of whiplash. At Amazing Life Chiropractic and Wellness, we are committed to helping our patients find relief from the pain and realize the maximum range of motion possible following an unexpected event like a car crash.
Your Body’s Response to Whiplash
Following an abrupt back and forth jerking motion of the head, often as a result of a car accident, your neck, back and shoulder soft tissue muscles can become inflamed, sore, and painful. Car accidents are a frequent occurrence here in Mill Creek and surrounding Snohomish County, WA, and whiplash is the most common injury; ranging in severity and lifestyle impact including:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Shoulder pain
- Low back pain
- Pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand
- Possible dizziness
In addition to whiplash, you can experience other injuries and discomforts such as wrist pain from gripping the steering wheel tightly, and hip and foot pain from hitting the brakes suddenly and forcefully.
Diagnosing Whiplash and Planning a Course of Treatment
When you present for treatment at a Mill Creek wellness clinic, they will evaluate your entire spine looking beyond the obvious to see if any areas display poor range of motion or general weakness, muscle spasm, or pain. Experience has shown that there is an initial acute phase following the actual injury that may require more assertive treatment, but you quickly move into a stage where guided movement and exercise is beneficial and supportive for long-term healing.
Beneficial Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash
For years, the typical course of treatment for whiplash injuries included wearing a neck immobilizer or cervical collar and trying to keep the neck stationary for a prolonged period of time. Today, that is seen as an antiquated plan and patients are encouraged to participate in gentle movement and increased activity earlier to promote full recovery.
At Amazing Life Chiropractic and Wellness, we offer state-of-the-art treatment options coupled with strong nutritional guidance and exercise plan advice and support for the initial injury period as well as into the future. This type of holistic care has been shown to encourage better results during the healing process.
You have little control over being hit from behind unexpectedly. If you think you may have whiplash, seek attention as soon as possible. If you’re not having a medical emergency, an evaluation at a Mill Creek wellness clinic may be the best way to assess the situation and get started on the appropriate chiropractic treatment.
At Amazing Life Chiropractic and Wellness, our team is here to support you through the healing process. Please feel free to contact us today to learn more about natural treatment options.