If you’ve recently been in a car accident, you may wonder if you’re suffering from whiplash. This condition can be difficult to diagnose, as people experience symptoms differently. Our Renton & Kent chiropractor at Jex Chiropractic is here to help you recover from whiplash and any other injuries you may have suffered from a car accident or other trauma.
What Is Whiplash?
The muscles in our necks do a great job of stabilizing the delicate bones and joints of our neck and spine. It’s hard for these muscles to do their job when they don’t know that a force is coming. Car accidents happen quickly, and the neck muscles typically do not have time to stabilize the head. This results in an unusual stretching of the tendons and joints in the neck, also known as whiplash.
Symptoms of whiplash differ from person to person, but may include neck pain, dizziness, confusion, fatigue, mood issues, insomnia, shoulder pain, back pain, and other issues. There is not a test to determine whether or not someone has whiplash. Our chiropractor will talk with you about your accident and evaluate your symptoms. Whiplash is most easily treated before symptoms set in, so if you think it’s possible that you may have experienced whiplash, it’s important to be seen by a chiropractor right away. Your treatment plan will depend on your injury and other factors, such as your health history. Whiplash treatment may include heat therapy, cold therapy, spinal alignment, massage, and other chiropractic care techniques.
Call Our Renton & Kent Chiropractor
If you’ve recently been in an accident and think you may be suffering from whiplash, don’t want to get treatment. Call Jex Chiropractic, serving Renton & Kent, today at (253) 859-6441 to schedule an appointment. Please mention that you think you may be suffering from whiplash so that we can ensure we get you seen right away.