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whiplash-500What most patient’s want to know when they get in a car crash is how do I get relief from my symptoms from the crash.

Whether it’s neck pain, back pain, tightness in her upper back and shoulders,  immobility, stiffness, numbness, pain in your jaw, headaches, weakness in your neck, post-concussive symptoms or others.  We believe the first step to recovery and healing of those injuries is to find out as best as possible what got injured inside your body.  Most patients think that whiplash is their diagnosis and although it is a description of what happened to you in the car crash, your goal should be to get an accurate diagnosis of what was injured inside your body.  Treatment then can then be tailored to your specific needs.  Common tissues that are injured in patients that have been in car accidents and are suffering from whiplash are: ligament injuries, facet (spinal joint) injuries, disc injuries (the pads between your spinal bones), muscle injuries, nerve injuries and sometimes blood vessel injuries.  Our job through our consultation and examination process will be to help you best understand what was injured during the crash and how to proceed with treatment to get you back to life and feeling better.  Whiplash pain relief is best found by getting answers to important questions regarding what was injured as specifically as possible.

Common Treatment for Whiplash Pain Relief can include:

Physical Therapy exercises, chiropractic care, acupuncture, medication, massage therapy, topical pain relievers, taping, medication, and is some cases: orthopedic consultations or management, neurologist, physiatrists, counseling, and pain management including other therapies.  Our goal is to help you make educated decisions for how to best proceed with the right providers in your case.

Imaging:  Most cases that have a significant injury from a car crash will have some sort of imaging done along their path to recovery.  Imaging may include:  X-rays or radiographs, MRI’s, CT scan’s, Digital Motion X-ray, ultrasound’s, blood work, and others.

At South Bellevue Chiropractic & Massage since 2005  we’ve been helping patients figure out how to proceed to make the best decisions understanding their whiplash treatment options.

How long does it take to treat with a chiropractor post accident? The short answer is: it depends.

Some cases have no injuries, some having minor injuries, some have significant injuries, and some people never recover.  We’ve treated hundreds of cases over the years and Dr. Josh Oncken is certified in the Advanced Management of Traumatic Injuries through the International Chiropractors Association and has taken 3 courses from the Spine Research Institute in San Diego in the treatment and management of these cases and has learned from some of the top spine researchers in the world regarding whiplash (CAD disorders).

Our chiropractors are trained to identify the source of your injury after a car accident has occurred. Once determined, we can prescribe the best course of treatment to take care of you and help you recover, restoring your spinal alignment and your body’s function.

A Part of Your Recovery Team

The first appointment for motor vehicle accident victims is much the same as it is for a regular new patient visit, though it will be about an hour long. We’ll work with your insurance company to maximize your coverage.

We offer massage therapy in-office and may refer you to have massage done. We also work with area physical therapists, podiatrists, GPs, orthopedists, neurologists and naturopaths or can have you referred out for an MRI or CT when necessary.

Contact us today to book your first visit! Complimentary consultations are available.
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Auto Injury Chiropractor Bellevue, Seattle and Issaquah WA | (425) 614-0680