Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis and Treatment of Whiplash

Whiplash treatment Bellevue chiropractor

At Chiropractic of Bellevue, we provide comprehensive treatment for whiplash. If you have been in an accident or another incident in which you have been forcefully jolted, your spine could be suffering some limitation in movement. You may have significant or minor pain as well. Our goal is to provide you with a formal diagnosis of whiplash and discuss treatment options that may help to give you better range of motion and reduced pain.

What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when a rapid back and forth movement or forceful movement of the neck occurs. Whiplash causes are numerous, but are often related to physical abuse, car accidents, sports accidents, or other forms of trauma. Symptoms of whiplash may include:

  • Neck pain
  • Stiffness or limited mobility of the neck and supper shoulders
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Pain that worsens when you move your neck
  • Tenderness or upper back and arm discomfort

Some people may also experience ringing in the ears, blurred vision, difficulty concentrating, and memory problems. Whiplash causes, such as rear-end collisions, being shaken, or even football tackles, often leave individuals with soreness and pain. If you suffer from this, do not ignore it. It may not go away on its own and, if it does, it may create chronic pain or range of motion concerns. Instead, seek out chiropractic treatment for whiplash.

The underlying cause of whiplash is the misalignment of the spinal column and nerves after such an incident occurs. Nerves are pinched, for example, causing pain sensations.

How Is Whiplash Diagnosed?

Whiplash diagnosis starts with an examination. We will look at how much range of motion you have in your shoulders and neck and whether those movements cause pain for you. In addition, we may recommend x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs to get a good idea of the condition of the bones and muscles in the area. Even if you have been to the emergency room and no evidence of injury was initially found, if you have pain, seek out secondary care from our chiropractic team.

Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash

Whiplash treatment is highly effective at reducing your pain and improving mobility. Chiropractic treatment for whiplash does not involve the use of surgeries or pain medications. Rather, we start with the source and cause of the pain and address that for you.

Chiropractic treatment for whiplash focuses on improving the alignment of your spinal column to correct the underlying cause of your pain. We do this through a number of procedures including manual manipulation and adjustments. These work to position the spinal column in the proper manner, creating less pressure on nerves and providing you with the pain relief you need.

Contact Chiropractic of Bellevue for Whiplash Treatment

Our team can provide you with the comprehensive whiplash treatment you need. Call Chiropractic of Bellevue to schedule a consultation to discuss any whiplash causes you may have as well as what types of chiropractic care can help you to get the level of improvement you need. Our team is here to help you. We serve patience in Bellevue, WA and the surrounding area. Call us today at (425) 802-5432.