Whiplash Injury Can Be Helped with Chiropractic Treatment

June 25, 2019

Are you suffering from whiplash injury and not satisfied with your treatment? When not treated well, a whiplash injury can cause long-term damage. Therefore, it is pertinent that you seek professional help as soon as possible to get rid of your pain. A chiropractor can help relieve symptoms of whiplash injury and provide adequate support that you need.

What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is the term that is used for cervical acceleration-deceleration injury. When there is a sudden motion that moves your neck forcefully backward then forward, it can cause damage to your muscles, discs, nerves, and vertebrae. A whiplash could result in misalignment of your ligaments and tendons that hold the vertebrae. Additionally, a misaligned vertebrae can irritate the adjacent nerves. Irritated nerves can then cause your body parts that are controlled by those nerves to be impaired.

What Can Cause a Whiplash Injury?

You can get a whiplash injury during a car accident or even during jerky amusement park rides. Even contact sports that can be rough sometimes cause a whiplash injury. Some people are more prone to getting a whiplash injury, especially those who have osteoporosis or arthritis.

What are the Symptoms of a Whiplash Injury?

There is a range of symptoms that one can experience after a whiplash injury. Additionally, the severity of these symptoms can also vary from person to person. A reduction in the ability to move your neck, neck stiffness, and pain are some of the common symptoms. Additionally, you could have pain in your arms and hands, and have muscle spasm. Some people can also experience dizziness, fatigue, and altered vision. Other symptoms could be ringing in your ears, sleep disturbances and numbness in arms and hands.

What you need to know is that these symptoms may appear immediately after a whiplash injury or they may be delayed. Therefore, if you ever experience a car accident, it is a good idea to get your medical checkup done.

How Can a Chiropractor Help?

If you get immediate help after experiencing a whiplash injury, you will not suffer long-term effects. Long-term effects of untreated whiplash can be chronic pain and loss of function. You could even experience permanent damage to your vertebrae and nervous system. A well-trained chiropractor can accurately diagnose and treat you to avoid long-term damage.

Align Integrated Medical Clinic has a team of professional chiropractors who promise to provide you with holistic treatment. We take great pride in taking care of our patients and tailor the treatment on a case by case basis. Stop struggling and contact us at 208-291-5240 to schedule an appointment.

Chad Woolner

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