Treating Symptoms from Whiplash with Chiropractic Care
Whiplash occurs when your head and neck move backward and forward in sudden, jerking motions. A common incident that ends in whiplash is getting rear-ended when you’re in your car. The car behind you slams into your back bumper, forcing your head to snap forward and backward. It’s possible to find some relief from your pain with medications, but many people find treating symptoms from whiplash with chiropractic care to be more effective.
How Whiplash Affects Your Body
Whiplash can damage your muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons, and other parts of your spine and neck. You could get whiplash and experience symptoms from it right away, or it could take a few weeks to show up. Pain is an obvious symptom, but people suffering from whiplash may complain of:
- A stiff neck or back
- Muscle spasms
- Numbness or pain in the arms and legs
- Difficulty sleeping
Some people even experience vertigo, problems with their vision, or a constant ringing in their ears.
What Chiropractic Care Can Do For Whiplash
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 43% of people who have whiplash will suffer from long-term symptoms. Taking painkillers may ease your discomfort, but could leave you foggy and don’t really help if you’re having problems moving your neck or limbs.
A chiropractor can help you try to ease the pain and stiffness through exercises and stretches, or by relaxing and stimulating various muscles. Spinal adjustments may help as well. Chiropractic visits can allow you to live more comfortably with whiplash.
To learn more about how chiropractic care can ease symptoms from whiplash, contact Chiropractic USA today to schedule your consultation. We’re available by phone at (408) 244-7677or you can contact us online.