Your spine can be injured in several ways, and one of the most common is through a whiplash injury. This type of injury occurs when there is a sudden, jerking motion of the neck and head, usually in a forward and backward direction. This can cause an extreme amount of force on the spinal joints and spinal cord, often resulting from a car accident where the vehicle is struck from the front, back, or side.
Whiplash injuries can also occur from participating in contact sports or experiencing a slip and fall. Such force exerted on the spine can cause significant damage to the spinal cord, brain, spinal discs, nerves, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. You may not immediately feel the effects of a whiplash injury after the incident itself, but symptoms may appear days or even years afterward. If this happens, seeking whiplash injury treatment at South Bellevue Chiropractic & Massage is your best option.
EFFECTS OF WHIPLASH INJURIES ON THE BODY
Whiplash injuries can cause various internal changes to the body. Disc bulges or herniation, spinal bone fractures, and nerve damage or irritation throughout the spine and neck can be triggered. In addition, misalignment of the spinal curve or vertebrae, muscle strains, and ligament tears can occur in different parts of the spine and neck. Seeking the help of a corrective care chiropractor can ensure proper healing of these injuries and prevent future issues, allowing you to recover and return to your pre-injury state.
BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR WHIPLASH INJURIES
Tailored treatment plan for your specific needs
Whiplash injuries can cause significant damage to the spine, nerves, and surrounding tissues. However, at South Bellevue Chiropractic & Massage, we offer customized corrective care chiropractic treatment that is drug-free and non-surgical. Dr. Josh Oncken, our experienced chiropractor, will assess your injuries and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs.
Our treatment approach focuses on promoting self-healing by the body and includes:
- Realignment of spinal bones to relieve pressure on spinal nerves and surrounding tissues and improve joint functionality.
- Restoration of spinal curvature to decrease stress on the spinal cord and nerves, thereby increasing healing capacity.
- Rehabilitation of damaged areas to improve functionality and alleviate discomfort.
- Reduction of tightness, spasms, and discomfort in the affected area.
By targeting the source of your problem, we can help you recover and get back to your regular activities.