Your First Bellevue Car Accident Chiropractic Visit: What To Expect
When you’ve been in a car accident, it’s important to see a medical professional right away. Even if you have no immediate symptoms, car accidents often throw your body out of alignment through the application of violent force on delicate systems … such as the neck, back and supporting muscles. If you’ve been in a car accident and are noticing injuries, it’s even more important to get professional chiropractic help as soon as possible.
Here at Chiropractic of Bellevue, we’re proud to offer services to victims of car accidents that help them put the accident behind them and return to full health as soon as possible. Your first visit might be a little intimidating, but we promise there’s nothing to worry about. Here’s a brief breakdown of what will happen.
The Most Common Bellevue Car Accident Injuries
We’ll start by discussing your injuries. The most common injuries to occur in car accidents involve the neck and back, or sometimes both – the entire spine. The force of a car accident jostles the body violently, either from side to side or, more commonly, from front to back. When this happens, whiplash often occurs. This is really just a condition in which the neck muscles and ligaments become stretched or torn.
Car accidents can also cause soft tissue injuries or strains in other parts of the body, such as limbs or the abdominal area. If you feel any pain, it’s important to get checked out by a health professional and set up chiropractic treatment to deal with the pain, discomfort or limited range of motion that often results from car accidents.
What To Expect During Your First Consultation With Bellevue Car Accident Chiropractor
On your first visit, we’ll run through a basic sequence of events. First, we’ll discuss your health history and the symptoms you are currently experiencing. We will want to know about each symptom in detail, even if they seem insignificant to you, because they paint a clearer picture for us. Then we will perform an exam and get X-rays if needed to clarify the situation. After that, we may do an initial treatment or we may wait for a follow-up visit.
Most Common Techniques and Therapies Used by Your Car Accident Chiropractor
Depending on your condition, we will use a variety of techniques. These include spinal manipulations, manual adjustments, spinal decompression and other treatments, or a combination of the above. Whatever we do will be geared toward your exact condition and treating it as gently, effectively and quickly as possible.
The Bellevue Car Accident Chiropractic Facility You Can Trust
Our Bellevue car accident chiropractic facility was founded by Dr. Edward Owens in 1996, and has been serving Seattle, Bellevue and Eastside with quality care ever since then. We focus on injuries of all types, including car accidents, and treat a huge variety of conditions. We offer same-day appointments and walk-ins, so don’t wait to get healthier today.
When you’re ready to be seen at our Bellevue car accident chiropractic clinic, please call (425) 802-5432. We look forward to serving you as soon as we can.