Treating Symptoms from Whiplash with Chiropractic Care
Automobile accidents of any magnitude are not only scary but stressful for all those involved. Even the simplest of accidents that don’t result in massive damages can cause hours, or even days, of pain following the collision. One of those conditions is whiplash, and if you’ve recently been in an accident and haven’t sought out whiplash treatment, then you will want to consider your options.
When to Seek Whiplash Treatment
Whiplash is a condition that can appear immediately following an accident or not show its face until 24-48 hours after. When a person is in an auto accident, whether or not they are wearing a seatbelt, their head and neck are rapidly forced back and forth. It’s this rapid back and forth action that causes the symptoms of whiplash.
Many individuals don’t report feeling the symptoms of whiplash initially thanks to the adrenaline that their body secretes as a result of the initial impact. However, hours after the accident, when the commotion starts to die down, that initial dose of adrenaline begins to wear off and the initial signs of whiplash begin to appear.
The problem with whiplash is that many people don’t even realize they are suffering from it since the most common symptoms tend to be common of so many other ailments. You’ll want to seek out whiplash treatment if you experience any of the following after being involved in a car accident:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- A tingling/numbness in the arm
- Sore back, shoulder or arms
- Blurred vision
- Memory problems
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Sleep disturbances
Seeking whiplash treatment from your chiropractor immediately following an accident can help minimize the effects of whiplash. Your Doctor of Chiropractic may include a variety of treatment solutions in your plan, including massage therapy, physical therapy, and manual manipulation.
Whiplash Treatment with Russo Chiropractic
Whiplash is a condition that should never be taken lightly. When not treated in a timely manner, the symptoms of whiplash can result in long term pain and other adverse reactions. The team at Russo Chiropractic understands just how serious this condition is and can provide you with whiplash treatment right away.
If you’ve recently been involved in an auto accident and think you may be suffering from whiplash, then don’t wait and contact our office today.