HAVE YOU BEEN IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
Chiropractic treatment is common following an auto accident. Following an auto-accident, an injury that is common is whiplash. It occurs when the neck and head are whipped from front to back. Most car accidents involve rear-end collisions, and whiplash is a typical result. Whiplash can also result from other types of accidents and various traumas. A lot of people who were involved in an accident do not even know they’ve suffered an injury until months or even weeks after the incident occurred. If your neck was injured as a result of an auto accident or another incident, this article will help you understand whether you suffer from whiplash and the ways chiropractic care can help you treat it.
WHIPLASH IN BUENA PARK
The neck can be whipped from front to back in a variety of ways. An auto accident, playing contact sports, assault or various physical traumas can produce this feeling. Whiplash can affect the spine and its surrounding soft tissues. Although, the term whiplash is used to describe the initial impact from these events. The following could be consequences:
Subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine),
Injured bones in the spine
Irritated and damaged nerves
Pulled ligaments and muscles in the neck
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF WHIPLASH?
Whiplash injuries can range from moderate to extremely severe. In terms of an auto-accident, the risk of injury could be elevated if your headrest has been placed low. If this is concerning, properly adjusting your headrest will reduce the risk of injury dramatically. If the collision was serious as a result of the headrest being low, there is a chance that bones can be damaged or broken. It is strongly recommended that you visit a chiropractor and undergo a thorough examination. Even if these injury appears to be minor, you could have experienced whiplash if you suffer from one or more of the following symptoms:
Shoulder, upper back, and arm pain
Pain when turning the head
Inability to move or turn the head fully
Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, and fingers
Ringing in the ears
Not all these symptoms are immediately linked to whiplash, but all of these could be a sign that whiplash has occurred. Treatment may be required to help alleviate the issue. If you’ve recently been injured, it is important to have your spine examined as quickly as you can. The earlier you begin taking care of the problem, the lower the chances you’ll have of it becoming a chronic issue.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR WHIPLASH
Since the majority of whiplash injuries affect the spine as well as the tissues and nerves that surround it, chiropractic care is a great option to treat it. Our chiropractic specialists are adept at finding the cause of the discomfort and deciding on the best treatment plan. This treatment is easy and non-invasive. With a few adjustments, patients are able to relieve pain and are on the path to complete recovery. Contact us to learn more about how chiropractic treatment will help you heal from whiplash.