Whiplash is a Neck Injury that most often occurs when there is a forceful or rapid back and forth motion of the neck, almost like the cracking of a whip.
Whiplash is a very common injury where the backward and forward motion take the ligaments and muscles in the neck beyond their normal range of motion. Injuries can range from mild to severe, however, it’s always best to receive chiropractic treatment right after an injury occurs to ensure that it does not worsen or linger.
Although many injuries are often noticeable right away, especially after a car accident, Whiplash is one of those injuries that may take hours or days to present symptoms, making it difficult for the victim to know that it is there.
The signs of whiplash will usually begin to present themselves within 24 hours of suffering from the injury.
Most commonly the victim will begin to experience neck pain and stiffness. This could range from a very mild, dull ache to a severe pain and stiffness in the neck.
Here’s what to look for:
- Blurred Vision
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Memory Problems
- Worsening Pain with Neck Movement
We understand how difficult and painful it is to deal with whiplash but with the right chiropractic treatment you can heal and get back to your normal routine.
Why You Need to See a Chiropractor Right After a Car Accident?
As an injured victim of a personal injury accident, your top priority should be getting quality medical treatment at a chiropractic clinic, and the second should be making sure your bills get paid. We understand how it is to think that way but trust us when we tell you that.
The cost of treatment should never be a factor or sway your decision to get help for your injuries. Choosing the right chiropractor for treatment can influence the outcome of your physical wellbeing, financial compensation, and overall personal injury claim.
Chiropractic Doctors such as Dr. Westrick are by far the most commonly sought after specialty by victims involved in personal injury accidents. Chiropractors treat roughly 33% of all accident victims, which is appropriate because most accidents result in injuries like whiplash, soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and cervical, thoracic and even lumbar strains and sprains.
Did you know that chiropractors treat more patients than any other specialty and is the only profession that’s trained specifically for these issues?
Whether your injuries present pain symptoms or not, a chiropractic doctor can treat you so you can restore your mobility, strengthen your muscles, and stabilize your body once again.
The most commonly affected areas of the body are the neck and spine after a personal injury accident takes place. Many victims of personal injuries often have trouble completing regular daily tasks and find that they simply can’t move the way they used to. It can even be so painful that they are immobilized in bed for days, which is not fun for anyone.
Visiting a chiropractor will improve directly after an accident will surely help your joint mobility and decrease the chance of suffering from long-term soft tissue damage.