If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are.
Too often people don’t seek treatment following a car accident because they don’t feel hurt, maybe just sore or disoriented. By far, the most common injury to the neck is a whiplash injury. Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, either backward, forward, or sideways, that results in the damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back. This can happen even during low speed collisions.
Unfortunately, by the time more serious complications develop, some of the damage from the injury may have become permanent. Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims, roughly half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their injuries. If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, don’t assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain. It is always important to have your spine checked just to make sure there is no damage and minimize the risk of developing problems later down the road. Chiropractic and massage care has been proven to be one of the most effective treatments for whiplash and other auto accident related injuries.
Contact us today at (425) 338-1555! Innovative Chiropractic Rehab and Massage specializes in Auto Accidents for patients in Mill Creek, Everett and throughout Snohomish County.