Many car accident injuries are noticeable right away, but whiplash is an injury that may take hours or days to present symptoms.
Whiplash is an injury to the neck that occurs when there is a forceful and rapid back and forth motion of the neck, similar to the cracking of a whip.
Whiplash injuries can range from a mild annoyance to severe pain.
You should always receive Chiropractic Treatment after an injury like this occurs no matter how severe the pain is.
The delayed symptoms of whiplash often make it difficult for the victim to know they have it.
There are a few telltale signs of whiplash that all accident victims should look out for so they know if a Whiplash Injury has occurred.
In the article below, we explore ten symptoms of whiplash and how to treat the injury.
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Common Signs of Whiplash
Symptoms of whiplash usually begin to present themselves within 24 hours of your accident.
Victims typically begin to experience neck pain and stiffness first.
The pain can range from a very mild, dull ache to extreme pain and stiffness in the neck.
Your neck muscles often become stiff as the body's way of limiting movement and range of motion, protecting the neck from becoming further injured.
It's not uncommon for any movement of your neck to become very painful.
The stiffness and pain can also be felt in the shoulder blades or the area between the shoulder blades.
Ten common symptoms of whiplash are:
- Blurred Vision
- Memory Problems
- Worsening Pain with Neck Movement
- Sleep Disturbances
- Difficulty Concentrating
These symptoms don't guarantee that you have suffered from a Whiplash injury.
But they are likely symptoms if you have.
To be sure of the cause of your suffering, you will need to be seen by an experienced Chiropractor.
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
When you are involved in an accident, it's always recommend to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
Chiropractors are an excellent choice for injury treatment, especially a whiplash injury.
You should go to the ER or Urgent Care if you're bleeding or you think you have a broken bone.
But if you have a whiplash injury, there's a chance you won't be diagnosed accurately at the ER, and you'll just be given some pain medications.
While pain medications seem appealing up-front, all they do is mask the pain that you are feeling.
That often leads people to put off the care that they need until the condition is much worse.
The longer you wait to seek treatment for whiplash, the worse your injury will become.
If you wait too long to seek treatment you run the risk of suffering for much longer than necessary.
Even if don't experience any symptoms of whiplash after your accident, you are still encouraged to seek chiropractic care.
Your chiropractor will diagnose and begin treatment of your injury before it can worsen or become a chronic problem.
The Arrowhead Clinic of Brunswick
Chiropractors are experts at treating whiplash injuries.
Our Brunswick, GA Whiplash Injury Chiropractor has been doing it for years.
If you were involved in an accident, and you think that you have been injured, do not put off seeking the treatment of an experienced Chiropractor.
Even if you feel fine, an appointment with a chiropractor is still a good idea.
They'll make sure that you haven't suffered an injury like whiplash.
The whiplash injury chiropractors in Brunswick offer a free consultation to see how they can best assist with your recovery.
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