Whiplash treatment in Kennewick and Pasco
If you have been in a rear-end collision, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the condition of whiplash. Experts estimate that there are 1.7 million rear-end collisions every year in the United States alone, 500,000 of which result in injuries like whiplash. Thankfully, expert whiplash treatment can be found at your local chiropractor.
Whiplash is caused when your head is rapidly thrown back and then forward again, even at speeds as low as 5 miles per hour. This hyperextension of the ligaments and muscles can cause severe pain in the neck and shoulders as well as headaches, dizziness and numbness in the arms and fingers.
While rear-end collisions are by far the most common cause of whiplash, this injury can also happen while playing sports or through accidents at work.
Whiplash involves injury to the soft tissues of the neck and shoulders, including the ligaments, tendons, muscles and spinal discs. If left untreated, whiplash can cause substantial long-term and often debilitating pain. That’s why we recommend coming in for an exam as soon as possible after you are in a car accident or other impact-related incident.
Whiplash treatment involves repositioning the spine to improve range of motion and restore function.
We often combine this therapy with massage, exercise and trigger point therapy to create a comprehensive solution that will eliminate your pain.
Dr. Jorgensen is a whiplash specialist who is an expert in treating spinal alignment issues resulting from car accidents. When you visit our office for whiplash treatment, we’ll go over the details of the accident in an effort to pinpoint exactly which soft tissues have been injured. We’ll do a comprehensive evaluation to determine your treatment. Should your injury require surgery or medication, we’ll gladly refer you to one of our trusted medical colleagues so you can get the relief you need.
At Northwest Spinal Rehab, we’ve helped hundreds of patients recover from whiplash-related injuries and get back to a pain-free life. If you think you might have whiplash, please call our office today or schedule your free consultation online.