More than two million Americans are affected by whiplash every single year. But what is more shocking than this number is how many of these whiplash victims don’t seek appropriate chiropractic care after their injury.
While some residents of West Seattle are unaware of the commonness and effects of whiplash, it’s important to understand this condition and receive care for it if you’ve sustained a traumatic-force injury or been in an accident.
Leaving whiplash untreated can lead to unnecessarily prolonged pain, symptoms, and in some cases, chronic physical problems.
Whiplash is a condition that affects thousands of West Seattle residents as the result of a blunt-force or a traumatic movement that causes the head or neck to jerk suddenly towards one direction followed by a forceful movement towards the other direction.
It is an extremely common injury among Seattle residents who have been in a car accident or who regularly participate in high-impact sports or activities.
Whiplash is an umbrella term that covers various injuries that affect the back, neck, and spine.
Common whiplash injuries include:
The cause of these injuries is due to the sudden back and forth movement mentioned above. Common accidents that result in whiplash for West Seattle residents include rear-ending car collisions, sports injuries, or snowboarding/skiing accidents.
There are various symptoms of whiplash. Keep in mind that you may not suffer from every symptom on this list but there is still a high probability that you could have whiplash.
Common symptoms of whiplash include the following:
Following a blunt-force or traumatic injury, you should seek medical help immediately.
Delaying to seek medical help following an accident could result in the problem festering and getting worse.
Whiplash injuries should never be ignored or powered through. These injuries have the ability to affect your life for a long time and greatly decrease your quality of life by affecting your ability to perform everyday tasks.
If you have recently been rear-ended or suffered a whiplash injury in West Seattle, you should seek qualified chiropractic care immediately.
A skilled chiropractor will be able to adjust you and get your back, spine, and neck back to how they should be.
Chiropractic care is extremely important and will help you get your body on the right track to recover fully from your injury.
If you have questions about chiropractic care and services in West Seattle, contact Tangelo today. Our team of caring, expert chiropractors are passionate about helping whiplash victims heal following an accident.
Give our team of whiplash chiropractors a call today to get your journey of healing started.
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