7 Signs You May Need Whiplash Treatment After a Car Accident
California roads are a dangerous place.
Every year, more than 276 thousand people sustain injuries in over 485 thousand accidents.
Keep in mind those figures only cover reported injuries. Plenty of other drivers and passengers may not even realize they’ve sustained an injury, and not seek treatment after a car accident until symptoms of chronic pain arise.
With conditions like whiplash, the symptoms can be very subtle. Many people don’t even notice their neck and back has suffered a significant injury that requires whiplash treatment!
7 Symptoms of Whiplash You Shouldn’t Ignore
Whiplash is nothing to take lightly. 45% of people with chronic neck pain can trace the source of their pain back to a vehicle accident.
You might think a little headache or stiffness is no big deal, but that doesn’t mean your delicate vertebrae and soft tissue aren’t damaged. Keep an eye out for these symptoms after an accident.
- Tender or sore muscles in your shoulders, neck, or upper back
- Headaches that radiate from the base of your skull
- Numbness or tingling in your hands or arms
- Stiffness or pain in your neck that gets worse with movement
- Poor range of motion in your neck or shoulders
- Feeling dizzy
Keep in mind that if whiplash is bad enough, it can trigger symptoms of a traumatic brain injury such as:
- Irritability or anger
- Poor concentration
- Memory loss
- Tinnitus (ringing in your ears)
- Blurry vision
- Trouble sleeping
Prompt and proactive car accident treatment is important for identifying damage and preventing long-term pain.
Comprehensive Whiplash Treatment in Santa Clara
She’ll start by conducting x-rays and asking questions about your accident to get to the root of your injury or misalignment. From there, Dr. Hooshdaran will provide drug-free treatment in the form of chiropractic, massage, and physiotherapy to reduce pain, improve your range of motion, and encourage natural healing to avoid long-term complications.
Don’t wait for your car accident to create lifelong problems. Schedule an appointment at Chiropractic USA in Santa Clara now by calling 408-244-7677.