Whiplash is a common injury which often results from car accidents. At The Accident and Injury Team serving Miami Lakes, FL, we take your neck health very seriously. We understand how injuries such as whiplash can cause not only pain, but also long-term negative effects on your health, livelihood, and activity level. Keep reading to find out how we can help you with whiplash.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a type of neck injury which often results from a sudden back and forth movement of the head. This type of injury is often associated with car accidents because the sudden stopping of a vehicle can cause this type of m movement in the neck.
Whiplash can cause short- to long-term pain in the neck that radiates down the spine. This happens because the muscles and ligaments of the neck have been stretched and traumatized in an unnatural way. This causes sprains and tearing which can be painful.
Car accidents are not the only way you can be injured by whiplash. Other common causes of whiplash include high-impact sports, falling, and even some amusement park rides.
What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?
The symptoms of whiplash can vary from person to person. The most common symptoms include stiffness in the neck, pain in the neck and back, blurred vision, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and brain fog.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
A chiropractor can accurately diagnose your neck pain to determine if you are indeed suffering from whiplash. An accurate diagnosis is important to make sure you receive the appropriate treatment.
Once you have been diagnosed, your chiropractor can begin treatment for your pain. In many cases, spinal manipulation can be a useful form of treatment for this condition. Spinal manipulation corrects and vertebral subluxations in your spine. Whether these subluxations were created during the same accident that caused your whiplash or they developed during some other trauma, correcting the alignment of your spine allows your body to heal.
Other types of therapies which can be used include muscle stimulations or relaxations. Gentle stretches can be used to loosen tightened muscles. This type of therapy is also often used along with trigger point therapy in order to relax the muscles so that they can function properly.
When you first visit our chiropractor, you will be evaluated to ensure that your treatment plan is ideal for you and your specific issues.
Chiropractic Care Seeks to Treat the Whole Body
If you would like to learn more about chiropractic treatment, please contact our staff at The Accident And Injury Team serving Miami Lakes, FL. Our number is (305) 868-8976.