Each year, over 2 million Americans suffer from the effects of whiplash following an auto accident. Symptoms of whiplash might start off small but can lead to chronic pain or discomfort that can lower someone's quality of life over time. Following a car accident, it might seem as if there's no end in sight to neck pain and other symptoms of whiplash.
Fortunately, help is available from our experienced chiropractors in Yakima, WA. At Lally Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Thomas P. Lally and Dr. Scott Lally are here to help you break free from pain and get the help you need to recover from whiplash and other car accident injuries. If you feel your injury is now affecting your quality of life, reach out to our friendly staff for help.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a common auto accident injury. It results from the sudden jerking motion many people undergo during a car accident, such as being rear-ended and suddenly moving forward. Whiplash is a serious condition that can lead to a wide range of symptoms, including:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Upper cervical pain
- Muscle stiffness
- Muscle weakness
- Inability to focus
- Inability to sleep
These symptoms can all be challenging to deal with on your own and might not appear suddenly. Symptoms of whiplash can take days, weeks, or even months after an accident to appear. That's why it's essential to contact our clinic immediately after a car accident to ensure you're properly treated before serious symptoms set in.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Our chiropractors will be able to determine the root cause of your neck pain and other symptoms during your first consultation. By assessing your medical history, providing a comprehensive physical exam, and using specific imaging tests, our chiropractors will be able to determine if your symptoms are due to whiplash. From there, we can make a personalized treatment plan that can include:
- Muscle stretches and exercises
- Spinal decompression
- Trigger point therapy
- Massage therapy
- Deep tissue massages
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Spinal adjustments
- Cold laser therapy
These are all effective chiropractic techniques that can help encourage blood flow, reduce inflammation, and promote natural healing at the site of your whiplash injury. These treatments don't require the use of invasive surgeries or medications with harmful side effects. Best of all, they can be done in as little as an hour on a routine schedule to ensure optimal results.
Visit Us for Natural Pain Relief from Our Chiropractors in Yakima, WA
You don't have to live with the effects of whiplash forever. Whiplash can be treated effectively with the help of our staff at Lally Chiropractic Clinic in Yakima, WA. For quality chiropractic care for whiplash or other injuries, call us today to set up an appointment at (509) 248-0301.