7 Whiplash Symptoms You Should See a Chiropractor About
Whiplash is a common car accident injury that should never be ignored. Without whiplash treatment, you may end up experiencing chronic neck and back pain that will decrease your everyday quality of life.
A chiropractor can provide effective whiplash treatment. Identifying symptoms will ensure you get the immediate care you need to minimize pain and prevent potential long-term damage.
7 Signs of Whiplash
Whiplash symptoms can take up to a day to appear. If you’ve just been in a car crash and feel fine immediately afterward, don’t assume you are whiplash-free. Keep an eye out for common signs in the hours and days that follow.
These are some of the most common whiplash symptoms to look out for:
- A sore or painful neck. Movement may be restricted, making it difficult to turn your head to the side.
- Tenderness and pain in the back, shoulders, and upper arms.
- Headaches starting at the base of the skull and radiating to the front of the head.
- Sensations of tingling or numbness in the arms.
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
- Blurry vision.
You may also feel fatigued, experience mood swings, or have difficulty focusing on tasks. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek chiropractic care at once.
How Chiropractic Whiplash Treatment Works
Whiplash occurs when a sudden impact, like a car crash, causes your head and neck to snap forward and then retract quickly. This violent motion can cause spinal misalignment and soft tissue damage, including bruising, tears, and inflammation of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Chiropractors address spinal misalignment using spinal decompression, which properly realigns subluxated (misaligned) vertebrae. Meanwhile, myofascial therapy addresses soft tissue damage by improving circulation and relieving painful inflammation.
Research shows that 93% of patients experience improvement in their symptoms thanks to chiropractic interventions.
Schedule Your Whiplash Treatment in Santa Clara, CA
Don’t wait to get your whiplash treated. Dr. Fataneh Hooshdaran, D.C of Chiropractic USA offers the fast relief you need. Dr. Hooshdaran is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose. She has been practicing since 2004, helping patients recover from car accident injuries quickly.
Schedule an appointment online or call our office at (408) 244-7677.