If you've recently been involved in a Olympia auto accident injury, you may be experiencing a variety of symptoms, including neck pain and other agonies associated with whiplash.
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Whiplash is one of the most common, and most obvious, repercussions of an Olympia auto accident injury. When your car slams to a stop and/or hits another object, your head may "whip" back and forth sharply enough to cause hyperextension or hyper-flexion in the cervical spine. This action may do far more than simply strain the muscles and tendons to cause severe neck pain and stiffness, as debilitating as those symptoms are. The shock may also throw vertebrae out of alignment and herniate the delicate discs that sit between them. These changes can then pinch cervical nerve roots or even part of the cervical cord. The results can include vision problems, mood swings, headaches, dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), jaw pain, shoulder pain and pain, tingling/numbness in your hands or arms, a problem known as cervical radiculopathy. Your Olympia auto accident injury may occur lower down than the neck. Another common problem in these situations is a car seat belt injury. In a car seat belt injury, the part of your trunk that is restrained remains in place while the other part goes flying forward. This can cause chest, shoulder, abdominal and upper back pain. Even lower down, the lumbar spine may also be thrown out of alignment in a car accident. If a herniated disc in that area pushes against your sciatic nerve, you may suffer not only from back pain but also from pain, loss of sensation, tingling or motor control problems in one or both legs, buttocks and feet.
Natural Treatment Options from Your Chiropractor in Olympia
We can treat and resolve the underlying causes of your car accident injury symptoms, not just the symptoms themselves, bringing you lasting, drug-free relief. A spinal evaluation is critically important even if you have no symptoms at all, because those issues might not appear until additional damage has been done. Once we identify the problem, we can administer a chiropractic adjustment to correct spinal alignment and relieve nerve pressure. This can eliminate many whiplash, sciatica or car seat belt injury symptoms. We may also prescribe massage and physical therapy to help damaged tissues heal normally and regain full flexibility.