Caring For Your Whiplash

What is Whiplash anyway?

Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. It can be caused by but not limited to: 

  • Rear End Accidents - most common cause

  • Sports Accidents

  • Physical Abuse

  • Falls

 

When your head is forcefully and quickly thrown backward and then forward, the motion can injure bones in the spine, disks between the bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves and other tissues of the neck.

It is imperative to get assessed as soon as possible, some people can show no symptoms of injury or trauma but still have damage done to the neck causing misalignment. If left untreated this can cause issues down the line, with symptoms showing up in other areas besides the neck. Most people with whiplash get better within a few weeks by following a treatment plan. However, some people have chronic neck pain and other long-lasting complications.

Signs of Whiplash

Signs and symptoms of whiplash usually develop within days of the injury, and may include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness

  • Worsening of pain with neck movement

  • Loss of range of motion in the neck

  • Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull

  • Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back or arms

  • Tingling or numbness in the arms

  • Fatigue

  • Dizziness

 

Some people with whiplash may also have:

  • Blurred vision

  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Irritability

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Memory problems

  • Depression

 

Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash

at Jubilee Family Chiropractic

Chiropractic treatments for whiplash at Jubilee start with a thorough evaluation of your injuries. We never guess at your health and our doctors want the full picture of what is going on with you.

 

Our team examines your entire spine and neck to identify the location of the injuries and any further concerns. After the evaluation, which includes x-rays and postural exams, our Doctors review the findings.This is an important step because you get to see your x-rays and have a one on one with the Doctor reviewing everything that was found. The Doctor will then come up with a treatment plan personalized to you. You will also get in depth knowledge of the tool we use and how our adjustments are gentle and effective. So gentle it can be used on our babies and elderly. 

 

We all know despite an injury, you have a life outside of our office. After the initial exams, we get you in and out of your appointments quickly and back to living your life.

References:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/whiplash/symptoms-causes/syc-20378921

At Jubilee we are here to help whole families heal. Whether, you are 2-years-old or 90-years-old, we advise everyone to get evaluated who may have been a victim of whiplash.

Most professionals will overlook children. And yes, while children heal at an extremely fast pace it is still imperative to have them evaluated. Trauma last in the body for a long time and left untreated can lead to other issues and complications down the road.

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