We specialize in auto accident chiropractic care! Roughly 17,000 auto accidents are reported to the police every day. A very common condition that occurs from these auto accidents are called whiplash back pain. Any time there is a sudden movement of the head, backward, forward, or sideways whiplash can occur. In the Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue area this is common after an individual is rear-ended. Our auto accident chiropractor, Dr. Carl Moe is well experienced in this area.
“Lateral Whiplash” can also occur when an individual is hit from the side, whipping the head from side to side instead of front to back. This type of impact can actually do more harm to the underlying tissue and spinal alignment compared to the front to back whiplash. However, any form of whiplash can injure the ligaments in the neck and muscles can become strained or sprained and your vertebrae can become misaligned.
The most common symptoms of whiplash include:
• Neck, back, shoulder, arm and/or leg pain
• Dizziness, vertigo, and or tinnitus
• Thoracic outlet syndrome
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Personality or cognitive changes
• Sleep disorders/Insomnia
• Torticollis/neck spasms
• TMJ dysfunction
• Trigeminal neuralgia
In some untreated whiplash back pain injuries, even more severe neurological problems can arise such as multiple sclerosis, tremors, seizures, fibromyalgia, etc.
Following a whiplash back pain injury, symptoms may be noticed immediately or could potentially take months or years to fully develop. For this reason, upper cervical chiropractors aim to reduce and correct the trauma induced neck injury; thereby reducing the irritation to the surrounding nerves, brainstem, and spinal cord which trigger pain and other common symptoms.
At Tree of Life Chiropractic in Redmond, WA (minutes from Kirkland, Bellevue, and Woodinville) auto accident chiropractor Dr. Moe provides a thorough examination utilizing specific xray analysis and digital infrared thermography to properly assess if an upper cervical injury exists and if specific chiropractic care is necessary.
If you or someone you know are in a car accident, don’t delay getting the proper auto accident chiropractor care. Many times, people do not seek treatment after a car accident because they do not “feel” like they were injured. The reason this is not good to assume is because often more serious complications may develop over time.
In Washington State, unless you provide a written rejection, your auto insurance will provide PIP coverage. PIP in Washington State covers up to $10,000 of medical costs for up to three years after an auto accident regardless of who is at fault.
If you live in Redmond, WA, Kirkland, WA, Bellevue, WA, or the surrounding Eastside area, find out if specific upper cervical chiropractic care may be able to help you after your auto accident.
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