Are you experiencing neck pain and discomfort due to an auto accident? You could be suffering from whiplash. Whiplash is a very common auto accident injury. These FAQs from Cleveland Chiropractic and Massage explain more about this neck injury. For your
convenience, we serve residents in Garner, Cleveland, Clayton, and the 40/42 area.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a neck Injury that can occur when your body is subjected to a sudden trauma like auto accidents that jerk your neck forward and back forcefully. The forceful motion of your head can damage components in your neck, causing pain and stiffness.
Even minor rear end collisions at speeds of 10 mph or less can result in whiplash.
What damage can whiplash cause?
Depending on the severity of your accident, whiplash can damage numerous components in your neck, impairing your range of motion and mobility. Whiplash can strain muscles, impair joints, and tear ligaments and tissues in your neck. In some cases, it can
even cause discs to herniate in your spine.
What are some common symptoms of whiplash?
Whiplash symptoms range from pain and stiffness in your neck to shoulder and back pain, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, vision problems, and loss of mobility and flexibility. You may feel symptoms right away or have delayed symptoms due to shock from this
auto accident injury.
How can chiropractic care help with whiplash?
Chiropractic care is specifically designed to alleviate pain and discomfort of musculoskeletal injuries like whiplash. After a thorough examination, we’ll have a better idea of how to treat your injury. If your pain is caused by dislocated joints, chiropractic
adjustments bring joints back into alignment to relieve pain and restore flexibility. Spinal decompression transposes herniated discs to take pressure off of spinal nerves and helps them heal. We may also incorporate massage or cold laser therapy
into your treatment to alleviate pain and expedite your healing.
See Our Chiropractor for Whiplash Treatment
To schedule a consultation for diagnosis and treatment of whiplash, contact Cleveland Chiropractic and Massage, serving residents in Garner, Cleveland, Clayton, and the 40/42 area, at 919-772-7996 at your earliest convenience.