Best ways to treat whiplash or car accident related injuries–Seattle, WA

Fall and winter are the seasons when a lot of car accidents occur in the general Seattle area. Whether it is due to bad weather or someone being distracted by their cell phone, there are hundreds of people that suffer from whiplash and other injuries at this time of the year. The mistake that most people make is that they typically use medications to cover up the symptoms. Although taking muscle relaxants and pain medication will help ease the pain on a short term basis, it does not actually address the actual physical injuries that the body has endured. Whether you’re suffering from headaches, neck pain, back pain or other symptoms, it’s always best to get to the root causes of your symptoms as opposed to just covering them up. When you’ve had a car accident, it’s always best to make sure you have a thorough examination of your spine and the surrounding soft tissue regardless of whether you are experiencing symptoms or not. There are many instances when people injured in car accidents don’t necessarily have many symptoms right away but have suffered spinal or soft tissue injuries that will lead to aches, pains or other health problems down the road. A proper examination should include a thorough palpatory checkup of the spine, muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissue in the neck and the back. Appropriate orthopedic tests and range of motion studies should be performed to check for various conditions and in most cases X-Rays are also beneficial in getting an inside look of any structural problems or potential ligament damage. Once a thorough examination is performed, the recommended treatment plan should address all the various injuries that have taken place. Chiropractic care is critical for addressing any spinal misalignments that occur as a result of the impact of the accident. Rehab and physical therapy is also important for addressing any soft tissue damage that is also typical in car accident and whiplash injuries. Lastly, massage is very useful in helping with breaking down scar tissue and to stimulate soft tissue healing. For most car accident and whiplash injuries a combination of all of the above is best for getting the best results and ensuring that not only the symptoms improve but the actual physical injuries are also addressed and corrected. At Solution Chiropractic, in downtown Seattle, we take care of tons of car accident patients and have the systems and procedures in place to ensure that you make a full recovery not just in terms of pain but by also addressing the physical injuries that your body has endured.

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