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Whiplash FAQs

Whiplash FAQs

The number one auto injury after an accident is whiplash, followed by auto accident-related headaches. A chiropractor can treat your whiplash pain and answer any questions or concerns about your auto accident injuries. In addition, chiropractic care treats the root cause of your headaches, whiplash pain, and other car accident injuries instead of masking the symptoms with addictive medications or invasive surgery. At Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab in Puyallup, Dr. Earle has years of experience treating auto accident injuries, providing members of our community with pain management options.


What Causes Whiplash?

When the neck is subjected to a powerful, external force, whipping the head back and force causes damage to the cervical spine. The force of a rear-impact car accident causes the neck to quickly move back and forth, causing a cervical spine misalignment. The misalignment can create pressure on nearby nerves, triggering back pain, migraines, headaches, and tenderness. Many people suffering from whiplash experience soreness and stiffness in the neck tissues.

What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

Whiplash symptoms can be mild or extreme, depending on how much force the head and neck experience. Common symptoms of whiplash include neck pain and stiffness, pain with neck movement, limited range of motion, headaches, tenderness, tingling or numbness in the arms, fatigue, and dizziness. Other symptoms may include blurred vision, tinnitus, trouble sleeping, irritability, trouble concentrating, and memory problems.

How Can a Chiropractor Help with a Whiplash Injury?

Whiplash treatment can reduce pain, improve range of motion, and help the body recover from an auto accident injury. Chiropractic care, such as spinal adjustments, is commonly used to treat whiplash pain. Spinal manipulations include the flexion-distraction technique, instrument-assisted manipulation, and specific spinal manipulation. Additionally, a chiropractor may use instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy, therapeutic massage, physical therapy, and acupuncture to treat whiplash.

Schedule Whiplash Treatment with Our Chiropractor in Puyallup, WA

When you are experiencing whiplash pain, it is best to speak with an auto accident chiropractor to learn about your treatment options. Seeking chiropractic care for headaches and whiplash treatment after a car accident can reduce pain symptoms and support a speedy recovery. At Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab in Puyallup, we are dedicated to helping our patients find relief from auto accident injuries. Call our team today at (253) 201-0716 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.