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Whiplash Treatment: Why Chiropractic Care Makes a Difference

Whiplash is a very common type of neck injury that we see at Chiropractic of Bellevue. It occurs when the neck is quickly and forcefully moved forward or backward. Auto accidents are the most common cause of whiplash, although sports injuries and other accidents can cause the condition as well. If you have whiplash, you might not even know it -- the symptoms can be either mild or severe, and they can persist for years after the initial injury. Fortunately, chiropractic care is often a very effective whiplash treatment.

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Whiplash Isn't Always Obvious

It can take hours or days for the symptoms of whiplash to show up. In other words, when your neck is injured in an accident, you may not know it right away. By the time you realize that something is wrong, you might not know how to seek out the medical attention you need. And because the pain may be mild, you might not think that you need medical attention at all. The problem is that the pain and stiffness of whiplash rarely go away on its own. The neck is a delicate structure, and once it's damaged, it may not heal correctly without professional care.

What to Expect When Receiving Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

Chiropractic care is a popular and effective treatment for whiplash injuries. Because a chiropractor helps each patient on a case-by-case basis, you can expect your first visit to consist largely of gathering information. The chiropractor you see will perform a physical examination and ask you to move your head, arms, and torso in different ways to assess the extent of your injury. He or she will then create a personalized treatment plan that may involve manual adjustments and therapeutic massage.

See a Bellevue Chiropractor to Solve Your Whiplash Woes Today

If you're tired of living with neck stiffness and pain, let our team at Chiropractic of Bellevue help you. We are accepting new patients, and we treat Bellevue residents of all ages, from kids to seniors. Call us today to make your first appointment.