What Is Whiplash and How Does It Happen?
Whiplash is a term that refers to an injury that happens to the muscles, tendons and ligaments to the neck. Any time the neck is quickly forced forward then backward, the greater the risk of whiplash. The most common type of whiplash can occur after an occupant of a vehicle has been in a rear impact collision auto accident. However whiplash can also occur from slipping and falling, sports injuries, or by blows or impacts to the head.
How Do I Know If I Have Whiplash?
Some of the common symptoms of whiplash are sharp, aching, burning or shooting pain, muscle spasms, and numbness and/or tingling into the hands, fingers or arms. In extreme cases, whiplash can cause migraines and dizziness.
Whiplash can only be properly diagnosed with a thorough examination by a chiropractor or other licensed physican. If you are experiencing pain or other symptoms in the head, neck, shoulders, or upper extremities, a chiropractic exam is your first step to getting relief.
I have been in practice for 30 years and have an extremely high success rate for relief of whiplash injury symptoms in my patients. If you have been in an auto accident, don’t hesitate to seek immediate chiropractic treatment.
I Don’t Hurt That Much. Should I Still Seek Chiropractic Care?
Fortunately whiplash is typically not a life threatening injury, but it can lead to a prolonged period of partial disability. If left untreated there can also be significant expenses related to whiplash such as increased medical care, disability, sick leave and legal costs.
Studies now show that chiropractic care is one of the single most effective treatments for whiplash injuries. We can also bill the Medpay on your auto insurance policy. Call us today to find out how we can help!