Why You Should See a Chiropractor After an Auto Injury in Vancouver, CA
Even minor car accidents can cause debilitating conditions and injuries like whiplash. Knowing how to identify the symptoms of whiplash and what to do when you are injured in a car accident can help protect you from chronic pain. At Kilian Chiropractic in Vancouver, CA, we strive to educate members of the community about the dangerous effects of whiplash.
Whiplash Symptoms Can Be Hard to Identify
While many symptoms of whiplash may seem obvious (such as pain, tenderness, swelling and stiff muscles), some symptoms of whiplash are less obvious and more difficult to identify. Some of the less obvious symptoms include:
- Memory difficulty
Because the symptoms are so varied, and because people who experience whiplash often don't notice any symptoms at first, many people who have whiplash fail to realize that they even have a problem.
We Have Natural, Holistic Treatments for Whiplash
At Kilian Chiropractic in Vancouver, CA, we can quickly diagnose your whiplash, even if you're not aware that you've been injured. We treat whiplash with natural, holistic methods, such as:
- Spinal adjustment. We use spinal adjustment to put the vertebrae of the spine back into alignment. This process reduces swelling, tenderness and pain.
- Massage therapy. Our massage therapy helps to loosen stiff muscles, increase oxygen and improve blood flow to the injured areas of the body.
- Stretches and exercises. We teach our patients to perform stretches and exercises that help heal injuries, strengthen muscles and improve range of motion.
- Lifestyle adjustments. We teach our patients how to change their postures and habits so they can avoid further injury.
If you've recently been in a car accident, contact Kilian Chiropractic at 604-688-0724--even if you don't think you've been injured. We'll use diagnostic methods to tell you whether or not you've been injured and what can be done to treat your condition.