After an automobile accident, many people look for help from a chiropractor. In many car accident cases, whiplash, when your head and neck are violently swung back and forth, is endured. Most automobile accidents result in being hit from behind which often leads to whiplash. Not only can automobile accidents can cause whiplash, but also trauma, abuse and falls.
Many people in will be unaware of their whiplash until the injury causes negative effects which may only present themselves weeks or even months down the line.
The spine and tissue near your neck can be seriously irritated in many ways when whiplash occurs during automobile accidents, sports like football or from abuse/physical harm. Whiplash has the potential to produce more than just short term pain. Long term effects can include:
- Disc bulges and herniation
- Misalignments of the vertebrae in the spine
- Damaged bones in your vertebrae
- Nerve damage and irritation
- Pulling of muscles or ligaments in your neck
What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?
There is a wide range of whiplash injuries which can range from mild to very serious in nature. Having your headrest too low is a common cause of severe whiplash injuries. There could be broken bones or tissue damage when combining a bad collison with a low headset. In a situation like this, meeting with a chiropractor is very important to get x-rays done and a complete examination. In the case of a mild crash or collision, you still may be experiencing whiplash if you have any of these symptoms:
- Neck Pain
- Pain in the shoulder, upper back and arms
- Blurry vision
- Pain with mobility of neck
- Numbing or Tingling down your arms
- Ringing ears
- Struggling to sleep
There are numerous symptoms that can accompany whiplash, and it may be hard to pinpoint all of these symptoms back to your whiplash if you neglect care for weeks after your accident. Whiplash could need further treatment even after getting the "good-to-go" from your doctor. After an injury, it is very important to get a spinal check as soon as you find time. Treating the injury promptly is your best chance at preventing long term complications.
Chiropractic Care at LSM Chiropractic for Car Accidents
Due to the fact that most whiplash incidents involve spinal, nerve and tissue damage, consulting a chiropractor is a great decision for treatment. With the skills and knowledge to do so, chiropractors can determine the source of pain from a whiplash injury and create an effective plan for treatments. Treatments given by a chiropractor are non-invasive and gentle. With precise and careful adjustments, people can fully recover and find lasting relief from their whiplash.
Call or click below to contact the team at LSM Chiropractic today to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care, and how it can help you heal from whiplash.