What is Whiplash?
Whiplash occurs when the head undergoes sudden and forceful movements, resulting in damage to the neck’s supporting muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues.
Some people are more prone to having whiplash after an accident. Risk factors identified through research include:
- Being hit from behind by another car
- Being hit when your car is stopped
- Having a history of neck pain
- Being a woman
- Being younger
Delaying treatment can lead to more severe complications and potentially permanent damage. Act promptly and seek professional help for whiplash treatment.
Should you see a chiropractor for Whiplash treatment?
Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are. Too often people don’t seek treatment following a car accident because they don’t feel hurt. By far, the most common injury to the neck is a whiplash injury.
Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims, roughly half of them state that they still suffer from symptoms from their injuries. If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, don’t assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain.
For optimal recovery and long-lasting relief, trust the expertise of a chiropractor for comprehensive whiplash treatment.
What are the symptoms of Whiplash?
If you’ve been in an auto accident and are experiencing any of the following, you should schedule an appointment with a chiropractor:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck or shoulders
- Upper or lower back pain
- Severe headaches
- Decreased range of motion
- Jaw pain
- Arm pain and weakness
- Visual disturbances
- Ringing in the ears
What to Expect During Your Free Whiplash Consultation
During your free consultation with Dr. Cain, he will assess your medical history and conduct a comprehensive examination. Based on your specific needs, he may recommend gentle cervical spine manipulation to realign your vertebrae, alleviate nerve compression, release tight muscles, restore your range of motion, and provide lasting pain relief.
Don’t delay seeking treatment after an auto accident. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Cain today and begin your journey to recovery.