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Whiplash Treatment, Spine Injury Care & Recovery

When dealing with the aftermath of a car accident, there are a seemingly endless number of things you need to worry about, one being whiplash.  One thing you don’t want to have to worry about is your neck and spinal health.  Unfortunately, your neck, back, and spine can be a very real concern after a car accident.  Even if you are lucky enough to avoid serious injury during the initial impact, whiplash can be a serious problem that may only show itself well after the actual injury or accident has been sustained.  Without proper whiplash treatment, many sufferers of whiplash can experience a host of painful and even debilitating symptoms that can have a serious impact on their life and their mobility.

Luckily, there is help from a Seattle chiropractor at Fremont Spine and Wellness.  As one of the leading chiropractors on the West Coast, we offer a host of chiropractic services that can be used to treat your whiplash pain and get your life back to normal after jarring accidents and injuries.  Our staff have over 10 years of experience in dealing with all kinds of whiplash and automotive injury symptoms and can help you decide on the best course of action.  Chiropractic has been one of the leading and trusted treatments for whiplash, and Fremont Spine and Wellness has been leading the way for whiplash treatment in Seattle for many years.

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues on the neck and spine like ligaments, tendons, and muscles. While certainly not exclusive to car accidents, it is an injury that is most often linked with car accidents because the extreme force your neck tries to absorb during vehicular collisions  can cause your neck to move outside of its normal range of motion.

This will put strain on the soft tissues in your neck that can lead to a host of short and long term complications.  What’s more, whiplash is often difficult to diagnose, as it does not typically show up on a standard x-ray.  In severe cases, an MRI or a CT scan may be required to confirm a diagnosis of whiplash.

Some symptoms you may experience if you have whiplash include:

  • Neck pain and swelling
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain originating between the shoulder blades
  • Severe headaches that medication doesn’t seem to ease
  • Dizziness and blurred vision
  • A ringing in your ears
  • A limited range of motion in your upper body
  • Muscle spasms

Seeing as whiplash is an injury that deals with the neck and spine, it is highly recommended that you do not attempt to treat these symptoms yourself.  Seeking the immediate help of a chiropractor or medical professional can get you the diagnosis and the care that you need to start treating the injury.  People who have been in car accidents and other collisions recently should be aware that whiplash can take several days to manifest symptoms.

However, generally the more quickly symptoms appear, the more severe the overall fallout can be.  Make certain that you don’t put off finding help.  Call us at Fremont Spine and Wellness the instant you feel that you may be experiencing whiplash symptoms. Our offices are open 7 days a week so that you can always reach someone when you need help with your injuries.

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Treating Whiplash in Seattle, Washington with a Qualified Chiropractor

At Fremont Spine and Wellness, our staff have over ten years of experience in dealing with the complications and symptoms of whiplash injuries.  During your first visit, you will consult with one of our Seattle chiropractors, who will listen as you explain the circumstances of your injury as well as the particulars of your symptoms.

Then, working together with our staff of licensed chiropractors and massage therapists, we can come up with a health care plan specifically tailored to your injury and your personal needs. There are some amazing treatment options available for the spine, and our offices make sure to offer them all.

  • Chiropractors can make adjustments in the spine and neck to help alleviate pain, reduce swelling, and help get your spine realigned into a healthy configuration.
  • Massage therapists can soothe sore muscles with a variety of techniques including medical, Swedish, and deep tissue massage to help alleviate pain and reduce swelling.
  • Muscles can be trained with acceleration training using Power Plate.  These stimulate muscles to contract and release, strengthening them against further injury.

By using one or any combination of these techniques, we can begin to treat the symptoms of whiplash injuries and get you back on the road to a healthy neck and back.

Don’t Put Off Whiplash Treatment or Injury Therapy

The neck and spine is an important part of the human anatomy, and any injury to them can be serious in its long term consequences.  The sooner you seek help in treating whiplash symptoms, the sooner you can be on the road to recovery.  Whiplash can take as little as six weeks to recover from, or you can be feeling its debilitating effects for years to come.  To give yourself the best chance at a fast recovery, call Fremont Spine and Wellness at 206-634-1300 now. Our conveniently located offices in Seattle at 3514 Fremont Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103 are easy to find, away from the busy downtown Seattle streets, with plenty of parking.

Don’t live in pain when there is another option.  Get help from our experienced chiropractic professionals today. We specialize in treating whiplash symptoms and can find the treatment plan that is best for you. If you’ve been in a car accident or some other kind of high force collision, make sure to monitor your neck and spine health.  Are you experiencing pain, swelling, or dizziness?  Can you turn your head a full 180 degrees?  Are headaches plaguing you? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, seek help now and give us a call, 206-634-1300, or schedule a chiropractic appointment here. It only takes 20 seconds and we’ll get back to you asap!