A whiplash injury refers to a whip-like action involving forceful movement of the head and neck and can occur during a motor vehicle accident, high impact sports, slip or fall, and other traumas. Effects of a whiplash injury can show up several weeks after the impact rather than immediately. 

Whiplash not only injures the neck tissue but can also lead to bone injuries, herniated discs, misalignment of the spine, pulled muscles and ligaments, and nerve damage. You can experience mild to severe symptoms.

Neglecting whiplash symptoms could lead to more severe problems, and seeking timely care is crucial to recovery. It is important to get your spine checked out as soon as possible for a faster recovery and to help prevent more serious, long-term injuries. If you have been experiencing effects from whiplash injuries, call us at Vitalpoint Chiropractic to schedule an examination to discover any underlying issues.

Chiropractic treatment for whiplash injury

At Vitalpoint Chiropractic, we focus on identifying the effects of whiplash injuries on the body, realign the spinal misalignment, balance the postural muscles, and identify and change poor habits that can affect your road to recovery. Our whiplash chiropractors will try to find the underlying cause of your pain with a thorough examination of your physical condition and medical history and take x-rays, if needed, to identify the cause of the problem.

If you have had a recent motor vehicle or whiplash injury, we recommend you start treatment immediately. Starting treatment early soon after the injury helps our chiropractor monitor changes of the brain, brain stem, spinal cord, and nerve lesions. Leaving injuries untreated could worsen your condition which may lead to bigger problems in the future. The greatest impact on the outcome are made during the first weeks of care after the injury so contact us early to schedule your appointment where we will make every effort to minimize your pain.

If you need more information about how ICBC approves treatments for your recovery, please visit the ICBC page.

Symptoms commonly associated with whiplash injuries

  • neck and shoulder pain
  • restricted and painful neck movements
  • headaches and migraines 
  • jaw discomfort
  • numbness, tingling, or pain in the extremities
  • dizziness
  • tiredness
  • vision problems 
  • ringing in the ears
  • poor sleep
  • concentration issues
  • memory issues 

Information for new chiropractic patients

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