Choose Natural Whiplash Treatment
Whiplash commonly happens in car accidents, although it can occur in sports injuries and some other accidents. Whiplash is a type of injury that occurs when you are struck from behind. It occurs when the neck is suddenly and violently forced backward or forward, such as when your car is struck from behind. This incredibly painful condition can linger, so you should seek whiplash treatment immediately.
The ligaments in the neck will be strained as a result of the sudden force of movement. As the muscles force to work in their attempt to keep the head attached and upright, they pull against each other and against the vertebrae in the neck. This can force those delicate and important bones to shift in their positions, resulting in spinal misalignment.
The symptoms of whiplash are a little more than simply living in pain from the neck. They also include muscle spasms or pain, general weakness in the neck and abnormal feelings like the sensations of pins and needles. The upper back and shoulders may also experience a great deal of stiffness and pain. Challenges with the arms, fingers or hands can also result and you may find that you have a weak grip or pain in these areas.
When whiplash treatment is delayed, these symptoms can start to spread. They can include memory problems, trouble sleeping, vision issues, difficulty balancing and vertigo.
There are a few whiplash treatment options available to you in the greater Bellevue area. People in Sammamish, Mercer Island, Newcastle and Eastgate can turn to an experienced chiropractor for treatment. Dr. Baker can manipulate the discs back into position, coax the vertebrae back to their normal position and provide you with lasting pain relief. Stretching and strengthening exercises may be prescribed to prevent the problem from occurring again and Dr. Baker can also use massage therapy to help speed the process.
Appointments are being accepted and walk-ins are always welcome. Choose whiplash treatment that is safe and effective so you can free yourself of the screaming, throbbing misery that comes with whiplash.