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Chiropractor
Christopher Wolff

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Seattle (206) 297-2792  |  Bothell (425) 381-4460

Ballard Seattle WA Chiropractic Helps Auto Accident Patients

Ballard Seattle WA Chiropractic Helps Auto Accident Patients

Whiplash Treatment

If you are ever unlucky enough to be injured in a car accident you may experience a strain of your neck muscles and the surrounding soft tissue. The feeling is called whiplash, and it can limit your neck movement severely.

When a vehicle is hit from the rear (or the side), the force can cause a sharp movement to your head and neck. It’s important not to ignore whiplash type injuries and to see your Ballard Seattle WA chiropractor as soon as possible. Fast and careful treatment is the best defense against whiplash.


Whiplash symptoms

Symptoms can be felt instantly, or take days or weeks to manifest, they can include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of mobility in the neck and or shoulders
  • Upper back pain

Whiplash is the common term used to describe any neck injuries from sudden impact. Your head is thrown to the side or backwards violently; vertebrae, discs, muscles, and ligaments can all be damaged.


The importance of your headrest

The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and consumer reports have seen great improvements in the efficacy of headrests to prevent whiplash-related injuries in a crash however, the IIHS also rated nearly half of all headrests as poor for cars on the road before 2006. To increase your chances of not getting whiplash follow these rules:

  • Your headrest should reach at least as high as the top of your ears
  • Your headrest should be no more than four inches (10 cms) from the back of your head

Other causes of whiplash

It’s not just car accidents that can cause the nasty effects of whiplash, though; falling down stairs, being aggressively tackled playing football or body checked hard into the boards in hockey could also leave you with a case of whiplash. Some comfort can be taken in the fact though that most whiplash injuries are not serious and will heal fully with proper care.


A healthy neck is your best defense

Chiropractors are first and foremost primary caregivers who specialize in spinal health. Your neck muscles, tendons and bones fall under your Ballard Seattle WA chiropractor’s area of expertise. Trust your chiropractor and talk about your care with them. Many people suffering from whiplash can heal quickly and be back to their daily routines in no time. Follow your chiropractor’s recommendations and treatments, and it's likely you’ll have a stronger neck and better posture that will enable you to withstand injury and bounce back quicker if you ever become injured again.

Feel free to contact our team at Vitality Specific Chiropractic with any questions you have.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday2pm - 5pm
Wednesday8:30am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 11am
Friday9am - 5pm
SaturdayBy Appointment
SundayClosed

*Massage Therapy by appointment only*

Highly Recommended Chiropractor

What Our Patients Say

I'm so grateful to have found Vitality Specific. Thanks to everyone at Vitality Specific I'm happy and healing, I finally found the underlying cause and they helped me to treat it.
Lauren B.

We took our colicky 6 week old son to Vitality Specific and we immediately noticed a difference in his behavior. He started crying less and sleeping more, which is priceless!
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I've been to many chiropractors in my time, but none are as comprehensive and skilled as the doctors at Vitality Specific.
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