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Whiplash Treatment with Our Tacoma Chiropractor

Proctor Chiropractic provides gentle and effective treatments for whiplash. If you have been injured in a car accident, please call us soon so we can begin chiropractic care for your injuries. The sooner you receive treatments for whiplash, the sooner your pain decreases and your range of motion returns. Our Tacoma chiropractors are able to reduce your pain without the use of medication so your body does not endure side effects. Our entire health team at Proctor Chiropractic wants you to be aware of the symptoms of whiplash and learn how chiropractic care treats and alleviates these.

man with whiplash after car accident

Whiplash Symptoms

Feelings of discomfort from whiplash may not appear for one to two days following an automobile accident. You may suspect whiplash if you were involved in a rear-end collision. In this type of accident, your head typically is thrown forward and backward quickly. This sudden movement damages the bones and soft tissues in your neck. After the accident, your body fights to support itself and begin healing. Chiropractic care speeds this process. If you suspect whiplash, look for the following symptoms:

  • Stiff neck
  • Neck pain or sensitivity
  • Blurry vision
  • Dizziness
  • Upper back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Irritability
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Headaches
  • Arm or hand weakness or numbness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Limited ability to turn head

Remember that whiplash symptoms often do not appear immediately after an accident. We highly recommend that you let our Tacoma chiropractors, Dr. George Keogh and Dr. Joseph Luke, evaluate your neck and back to determine the extent of your car accident injuries. We welcome residents of Tacoma and the surrounding areas to visit us if you have been in a car accident. You do not need to suffer with the pain and limited mobility of whiplash. We have treatment options.

Chiropractic Care for Whiplash in Tacoma

Whiplash affects the bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles in your neck. When your head is forcefully thrown forward and backward, the vertebrae in your neck may come out of alignment. Our Tacoma chiropractor gently positions the vertebrae into a healthy alignment which reduces your pain. If the sudden movement caused a disc between the vertebrae to herniate, a well-positioned neck will help your body reabsorb the leaking disc and reduce your pain. During the accident, the muscles in your neck and upper back were severely stretched.  Our chiropractic care options reduce muscle tension and we show you stretching and strengthening exercises to help your muscles recover. The tendons and ligaments may also have stretched during the accident. By positioning your neck in a healthy way, the tendons, ligaments and muscles begin to relax and return to a natural, pain-free position.

Our Tacoma chiropractors use great care when treating your neck for whiplash. Our procedures are gentle and may include the release of trigger points before they turn into scar tissue. The sooner you begin care for whiplash, the less likely your injuries are permanent. We are available to see you at your convenience, so please call us today at 253-756-7500.

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