Common Whiplash Treatment Options in a Chiropractic Office

Common Whiplash Treatment Options in a Chiropractic Office

One of the most common injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents is whiplash. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most commonly ignored issues, especially since it often takes days or weeks to appear. Whether you have noticed this injury immediately after your accident or weeks later, you should schedule an appointment with a qualified chiropractor. Until then, you should know what to expect when you get treatment.

Initial Treatment

Your chiropractor will first try to reduce pain and inflammation, such as with ultrasound technology. This treatment can reduce pain and muscle spasms while increasing blood flow. You may also be given a neck collar to wear, and you will be advised to apply ice to your neck to reduce swelling. If the pain is severe, you may be given pain medication, but a good chiropractor combines this with other treatments that are longer lasting. This is because pills will not solve the issue, which is why you should see a chiropractor in the first place.

Treatment for Severe Whiplash

If ice, ultrasound therapy, and pain medication do not help the inflammation and discomfort disappear within weeks, you should return for additional help. You could have a slipped disc or some trapped nerves, requiring further treatment. In that case, your practitioner may offer therapeutic massage or trigger point therapy.

You may also need spinal manipulation, especially if you have lost some range of motion in your neck. In addition, many patients with whiplash are given exercises to perform to stretch the muscles and improve the strength of the area. You can do these in the office or at home, which means your actions can dictate how fast you heal. You may also be advised to avoid sports and activities during which your neck could get injured again, since it is weaker after suffering whiplash.

Your treatment will depend on your symptoms and the way your neck is responding to the initial therapy. If you are suffering from whiplash of any level following a car accident, it’s time to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Baek or Dr. Kim. When you come in for your appointment, we will thoroughly examine your neck to determine the severity of your whiplash. We will then create a customized treatment plan for your case. You can contact Dr. Steve Baek and Dr. Young  Kim, Chiropractors/Injury Specialists, at the following phone numbers:

Lakewood Office: 253-588-8340

Federal Way Office: 253-839-9440

24/7 Hotline: 253-353-6401


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In 2001, Dr. Steve Baek, D.C opened this office and currently still owns it, today. He has been practicing ever since with the goal of focusing on quality patient care as the absolute most important activity in his clinic. The clinic is also staffed with employees who treat everyone with respect. They all act like family and do their best to make every patient feel like they’re part of this fabulous family. You will be amazed at the feeling you get when you visit this clinic since it will make you feel like you’re on vacation or at a spa resort. We feel confident that our clinic and the customer service that we offer will make you feel like your right at home within just a few visits here. Dr. Baek believes that it’s very important for his employees to stay alert and dedicated to their patients at all times. He also believes that his employees should stay educated within all areas. Dr. Baek makes sure these tasks are completed by having weekly meetings with all staff members. He wants everyone to know that his company isn’t just a simple clinic, but it’s his reputation. Dr. Baek is also very active in his community by doing volunteer work and attending many different community events. Dr. Baek always finds the time to make sure that everything runs in a smooth fashion, even when his schedule gets busy. At times, Dr. Baek has even gone out of his way at his own expense for his patients because he believes that his patient’s health is the most important thing and it’s why he does what he does every single day. Now, please think about all the qualities that a Chiropractic clinic should have in your eyes, then visit us and see that Dr. Baek’s Chiropractic clinic will far outweigh any expectations that you have regarding clinics of this nature.

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