Been Involved in a Car Accident? Think You Have Walked Away With a Simple Whiplash? Think Again.
Seattle, Washington – Dozens of Seattle area commuters are involved in minor to major car accidents daily, causing a range of health concerns from whiplash to more severe life threatening injuries. Fortunately for most commuters, the accident is so minor that victims often don’t think twice about seeing a medical specialist, as they experience no pain or visible signs of bodily harm.
Whiplash is probably the most common symptom experienced by many car accident victims. While some actually feel pain and have difficulty moving their necks, others experience no symptoms at first – perhaps for days, weeks or even months after the incident. Not feeling neck pain or headaches does not necessarily mean whiplash hasn’t caused any damage, because as you will soon find out, it could very well have pushed the spine out of misalignment without you knowing it.
The spine is a very sensitive structure, and while it may seem sturdy and rugged, it is very susceptible to injury, where even a small nudge can cause minor spinal misalignments. Once misaligned, the spine has no way of fixing itself, and unless the spine is manually adjusted and manipulated into place, the misalignment can get worse over time leading to pain and other health complications.
Minor misalignments aren’t significant enough to be felt, hence no pain is reported by the patient. However, as time goes on and more stress is put on the back, the misalignment may become more pronounced, leading to pain being felt. So how should you treat whiplash and know when to see a neck specialist?
The answer is simple. You must see a chiropractor immediately after your car accident. This is to prevent additional damage to the spine and making sure the initial problem is taken care of immediately before it can become something more serious.
The spine of course carries nerve flow energy to every part of the body, including critical organs. Just like a kink in a garden hose, spinal misalignments will cause nerve flow interference, shutting down this energy flow to the heart, digestive system, and respiratory system just to name a few. In time, not only will whiplash patients experience neck pain and headaches, but may soon feel heart palpitations, acid reflux disease and increase in bouts with asthma and allergies just to name a few.
As you can imagine, any damage to the spine must not be taken lightly. While some label such trauma as a “simple” whiplash, the reality is there’s nothing simple about whiplash and the type of damage it can cause. Whiplash can lead to complex health issues and that is why it is absolutely critical to see your Seattle chiropractor quickly, one who specializes in Chiropractic BioPhysics that can thoroughly address the issue and correct it.
Dr. Justin Favreau is a Seattle chiropractor specializing in CBP or Chiropractic BioPhysics who has ample experience and expertise in addressing whiplash and spinal misalignments in downtown Seattle, Queen Anne and surrounding areas. Dr. Favreau of Stability Health Center offers complimentary in-office consultations, so call today for an appointment and to get started on the road to complete recovery.