Auto Injury

Whiplash More than two million Americans experience whiplash each year, according to Rush University. A car accident usually causes it, and it occurs when a front- or rear-impact collision causes a person to experience a neck strain or sprain when their head moves forward quickly and then goes back in a whip-like motion that overextends the ligaments and muscles of their upper back and neck. After having whiplash, you could have dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, a headache, stiffness in the shoulder, neck, chest, or upper back. A chiropractor can manipulate your musculoskeletal system and this can give you relief from pain and decrease any muscle spasms. Dr. Joshua Christensen with Action Chiropractic in Tumwater, Washington, is an auto injury chiropractor who can help you with your pain from your auto accident.

What will a chiropractor do to help me with any injuries that I have from an auto accident?

Getting help from a chiropractor may include chiropractic adjustments that extend joints past their usual limits to stretch the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, which can help with realigning them. The visit may also include spinal decompression, which stretches the spine and helps remove the pressure on the spinal column that can compress the discs between the vertebrae and even cause them to herniate. This process could take at least a few weeks, but can resolve any back pain caused by spinal compression. Your chiropractor could also prescribe physical rehab exercise, which would be able to strengthen your muscles and make you more flexible so that your musculoskeletal system could become realigned. 

Does the chiropractor know exactly what is wrong before beginning the treatment?

After an auto accident, you may need to have a X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or a computed tomography (CT) scan, that makes images of bones, muscles, fat, and organs. The information from these X-rays would help the chiropractor assess your problem that the whiplash caused, or any other injuries that you got from the auto accident. 

Dr. Joshua Christensen is an auto injury chiropractor in Tumwater, Washington, who can help you with any pain that you are experiencing. Contact Action Chiropractic today at 360-489-0469!

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