Were you in a wreck recently? You may feel fine immediately after the accident and assume that you are alright…but a few days later you have a headache, your hands are going numb, and you just can’t get comfortable in bed.
You are now suffering from whiplash, one of the most common injuries from a car crash.
The damaging effects of whiplash occur when a sudden, jarring movement of the head is sustained backward, forward or even to the side. The most common symptom of whiplash is neck pain, but you can also experience other symptoms like headache, dizziness, blurred vision, lower back pain, and many others.
Importance of treatment
These are symptoms that Chiropractors, like myself, treat every day. The single most effective form of treatment after an auto accident is Chiropractic treatment. I utilize a variety of techniques to get you out of pain and back to normal. With proper treatment, most people can recover from whiplash within 3-9 months, however, it is CRITICAL that chiropractic care is sought immediately after an automobile accident since allowing the effects of whiplash to go untreated can induce long-term pain.