Whiplash Chiropractic Care in Kent
If you've recently been in an accident or experienced a sports injury, there's a chance you might be dealing with whiplash, even if you don't have any symptoms yet. While whiplash is treatable, its symptoms can be debilitating. Our Kent chiro office, Jex Chiropractic, is experienced in treating whiplash and helping our patients get back to their regular lives after injuries and accidents.
What Causes Whiplash?
Normally, our brains know when we're about to be hit with an impact. When we're about to fall, our bodies know that we're losing our balance and can brace for impact. If we're on a roller coaster, we know when we're about to go around a bend and we tense our muscles. Whiplash happens when our head and neck experience an impact, but do not have any advanced warning. This means that the tendons, joints, and muscles move in a way they are not used to. When this happens, it's called whiplash.
What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?
The many symptoms of whiplash may include fatigue, difficulty concentrating, headaches, migraines, sleep troubles, neck pain, shoulder pain, upper back pain, and mood changes. There is no definitive test for whiplash, but our chiropractor will be able to evaluate the nature of your injury and your symptoms to deduce the likelihood of the condition.
When Should I seek Whiplash Care?
Symptoms of whiplash do not set in right away, and that's one of the reasons why whiplash can be difficult to treat. Most people who have whiplash do not experience symptoms until 24 to 48 hours after the aggravating incident. Whiplash is easiest to treat before symptoms appear. This means that it's important to seek chiropractic care in Kent if you've undergone an accident, even if you don't have symptoms of whiplash yet. If you're already experiencing symptoms, seek treatment as soon as possible. As time passes, whiplash symptoms become more and more difficult to treat.
Call Our Chiropractor in Kent
If it's possible that you may have whiplash, it is important that you seek chiropractic care as soon as possible, even if you don't yet show symptoms. Call our chiropractor in Kent today, at Jex Chiropractic, 253-859-6441. Be sure to let our receptionist know that you have recently experienced an injury that may have resulted in whiplash so we can make an extra effort to get you scheduled for an appointment as soon as possible. We look forward to helping you return to a normal, pain free life.