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 to identify the effects of the whiplash injuries on your body, and we work comprehensively to realign the spinal misalignment, balance the postural muscles, and identify and change poor habits that can affect your road to recovery. Our chiropractors find the underlying cause of your pain, starting from a thorough medical history and physical examination, and if needed, we take x-rays to identify the cause of the problem.
If you are suffering from pain from a motor vehicle crash or whiplash injury, contact Vitalpoint Chiropractic to schedule a consultation and examination. Injuries that are left untreated can become worse, so receive the care you need so your injuries do not develop into major problems.
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
- vision problems
- ringing in the ears
- poor sleep
- concentration issues
- memory issues