Whiplash is a condition that occurs when your neck is suddenly jerked or hyperextended, causing damage to the soft tissues of your neck. This can result in pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion.
Many cases of whiplash are caused by car accidents. Other possible causes include sports injuries or falls. If you have recently been involved in an auto accident and are experiencing pain or stiffness in your neck, you may be suffering from whiplash. Give us a call at Care Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center in Henderson, NC, to see how we can help.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a condition that occurs when the neck is suddenly and forcefully hyperextended or jolted, causing damage to the soft tissues in the neck. It is often caused by rear-end car accidents, as well as any other kind of accident where the head is jerked backwards. Sports injuries and falls can also cause whiplash. Whiplash can cause pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion in the neck, as well as headaches or dizziness.
A common symptom of whiplash is pain or tenderness in your neck that develops within 24 hours after an injury. Other symptoms include difficulty moving your head from side to side, numbness or tingling in your arms or hands, blurred vision or ringing in your ears. In some cases, fatigue and irritability may be present. If you have recently been involved in an accident and are experiencing these symptoms, it can be important to seek help.
Treatment for whiplash includes ice/ heat therapy, stretching exercises, chiropractic adjustments, and potentially more. Pain medication may be prescribed to help with discomfort while going through treatments like chiropractic adjustments which can help relieve pressure on nerves and reduce inflammation to stimulate healing of soft tissue damage sustained from whiplash injuries. It can be important to seek prompt treatment following a car accident or other injury that could lead to whiplash in order to get help to speed up the recovery process.
Fortunately, there are treatment options for whiplash, including chiropractic care. Our chiropractor will examine your spine and neck to determine the cause of your symptoms and create an individualized treatment plan to address them. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, this may include chiropractic adjustments, stretching exercises, and more.
Visit Us for Auto Accident Injury Care
If you are suffering from whiplash and want to find relief, consider booking an appointment with our chiropractor at Care Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center in Henderson, NC, today. We will be able to assess your condition and develop a treatment plan that can help you feel better quickly. Call us at (252) 438-2273 for more information.