If you’ve been injured in a car accident, it is extremely important to visit a chiropractor that is experienced in auto accident injuries such as Dr. Ryan Coogan, DC . Although you may not think you are hurt, whiplash and other injuries can happen in even the smallest of accidents. It can take days, weeks and even months for your body to acknowledge how the physical effects of an auto accident can take a toll on your body. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries auto accident victims face. If you do not visit your Kirkland chiropractor as soon as possible, whiplash can have an extremely negative effect on your body. Whiplash occurs when your head suddenly moves backwards, forwards, or even to the side. It can destabilize the spine and cause unbearable pain.
Some other whiplash symptoms are:
- Blurred Vision
- Shoulder Pain
- Neck Pain
- Arm Pain
- Neck Stiffness
- Low Back Pain
- Reduced Range of Motion in the Neck
Avoiding treatment for a whiplash injury after an automobile accident can cause long-term pain. It is very important to see Dr. Ryan Coogan, DC at Eastside Spine & Injury after an automobile accident to maintain the health of your spine. Whiplash can cause the ligaments of your spine to stretch and (in extreme cases) even tear. The ligaments that support your head and neck are exceptionally vulnerable to these kinds of tears during a collision. Correct alignment through Dr. Ryan Coogan, DC ’s chiropractic adjustments can help the major parts of the body return to optimal health. When your body is at its best, it can function properly and operate seamlessly. Visit Dr. Ryan Coogan, DC at the Kirkland office today if you or someone you love has been in an accident. The bottom line is that whether you feel the symptoms right away or not, it’s better to be safe and prevent pain from occurring in the future than to deal with the aftermath and try to fix it later.