What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is not a disease and not a diagnosis, but it is more like a description of how the injury has been sustained. Whiplash injuries occur anytime the spine is unexpectedly and quickly moved in one direction and then rebounded in the other direction. This movement often occurs when a patient slams on their brakes, is hit from behind or jolted suddenly during car accidents.
Most who suffer from whiplash have misaligned vertebrae in their spine, and the injuries usually involve a combination of nervous system, muscles, joints, and connective tissue damage. The injuries often occur at different degrees and when left untreated, whiplash symptoms generally worsen and can cause lasting damage. Chiropractic care for whiplash injury is the most effective way to manage these symptoms and support the body’s natural healing process.
• Neck Pain and Stiffness
• Low Back Pain
• Dizziness & Fatigue
• Tingling/Numbness in Arms
• Blurred Vision
• Sleep Disturbances
• Difficulty Concentrating
• Memory Problems
If you have been in a car accident and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s possible you could be experiencing pain from a whiplash injury. Don’t wait to let your whiplash injury cause damage or pain that could last for years. If you are not feeling like yourself after your accident, please feel free to contact Active Life Chiropractic for a safe and proper evaluation today.
Did you know that more than 20% of people who suffer from whiplash injuries continue to suffer from pain or restricted movement for up to two years after the accident? However, with proper treatment, many whiplash injuries can heal quickly and provide you permanent relief. People are happy to be safe and alive after an auto accident, but it’s very important to monitor your symptoms for the next few weeks or set up an evaluation just in case.
Chiropractic Care is the single, most effective treatment for minimizing the long-term impact of whiplash injuries. When coupled with massage therapy, trigger-point therapy, stretching and specific range-of-motion exercises, whiplash injuries can be treated at an even more effective rate.
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Dr. Sam Henley and the wellness team at Active Life Chiropractic specialize in whiplash injury and can provide you with the most optimal care for your whiplash injury in Columbia, MO. Get relief today by calling us at (573) 999-7805 or fill out our online form for a free consultation!