Whiplash Injury Facts
Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries in Georgia. Being involved in accident that causes your neck to violently move backward then forward, over stretched the joints, muscles and ligaments of the neck and upper back.
If you believe you are suffering from a Whiplash injury, here are 5 facts you may not know regarding your injury:
There Are Many Ways To Get Whiplash
Car Accidents are not the only way to obtain a whiplash injury, even though they are the most common. Whiplash can happen at anytime, especially during a Slip and Fall or high impact Sports, such as, football, boxing, or gymnastics.
Symptoms Are Not Always Immediate
Neck and shoulder pain are some of the most common symptoms from whiplash. However, some symptoms may not occur immediately following the accident, some develop over a few days or even weeks.
Symptoms such as headaches, muscle spasms, numbness or tingling can all occur due to whiplash and some victims may not associate them to the accident.
Whiplash Does not Need Much Force to Occur
Many whiplash injury victims have sustained their injury from a car accident while driving as low as 5-10 miles per hour. The severity of the injury typically depends on whether or not you were proper restrained in the vehicle.
Chiropractors Can Help With Whiplash
Chiropractic Care can be a very effective way to treat whiplash injuries after being involved in an accident. Chiropractic treatment for cases of whiplash will focus on the soft tissues of the neck, the neck muscles and restoring any lost range of motion. Our Chiropractors have experience with these type of injuries and work to help reduce the pain from whiplash and whiplash type of injuries.
The Chiropractors at Arrowhead Clinic will provide a free consultation to see how we can assist with your injuries. We also provide a thorough exam and evaluation to see what area of the cervical spine has been affected. We will then lay out an individualized treatment for whiplash that will help you be pain free.
If you have been involved in an accident that caused Whiplash, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.
Read our blog on How Chiropractic Care Helps with Whiplash after a Car Accident