Whiplash Injury Treatment Lithia Springs, GA

Whiplash Injury Treatment Lithia Springs, GA


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Whiplash Injury Treatment Lithia Springs, GA

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There are over 34,000 car accidents each year in the state of Georgia; some are minor and others more severe, but many of these accidents lead to Whiplash and Neck Injuries.

Many Whiplash injuries from vehicle accidents occur at speeds as low as five to 10 mph. The severity of the injury often depends on whether you are properly restrained. 

Neck pain ordinarily occurs when your car is rear-ended during an Auto Accident because of the violent changes within the structures of the neck.

The sudden backward jerk (extension) and forward movement (flexion) causes the joints of the neck to be injured and can also cause the ligaments and muscles of the neck and upper back to be overstretched and go into spasm.

The neck is extremely vulnerable to this type of trauma because of its ability to move in multiple directions. If you have ever been in a rear-end car collision, and need a professional to examine the severity of the damage.

Our Lithia Springs Chiropractic Clinic is designed specifically for people involved in Car Accidents and currently experiencing Whiplash and Neck Pain symptoms.

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Local Chiropractic Care for Whiplash Injuries

The Most Common Whiplash Symptoms

Symptoms of Whiplash can vary widely based on the person involved in the crash, but common ones we see at our Lithia Springs Chiropractic Clinic are:

  • Localized Pain in the Neck itself
  • Tightness and Spasm in the Neck and Upper Back
  • Burning and Tingling Sensations in the Neck and going down the arms into the fingers
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Dizziness, Headaches, and Migraines
  • Jaw Pain and TMJ

Evaluating the Extent of Whiplash Damage

Our Lithia Springs Chiropractor will assess whether your Whiplash Injury warrants hospitalization, and will accurately test which tissues and spinal structures have been injured.

The exam will evaluate the spinal joints' mobility and pain response and typically includes:

  • Reflex Testing
  • X-rays and their review
  • Motion Palpation and Compression testing
  • Motor skill tests
  • Cranial Nerve Examination

Steps to Recovering From Whiplash Injuries 

With the proper medical care, many mild whiplash injuries typically heal within six to nine months.

Unfortunately, more than 20% of those who suffer from whiplash injuries continue to suffer in pain, discomfort, weakness or restricted movement two years after their accident.

In most cases, the majority of these people will suffer from some level of disability or pain for years into the future, if not for the rest of their lives. 

Treating Whiplash takes the skills of an experienced and specially trained health care professional who are trained to address these types of accident injuries.

Studies show the most effective treatment for whiplash injuries is a combination of chiropractic care, rehabilitation of the soft tissues and following the close instruction of an injury chiropractors orders.

Chiropractor adjusting a patient with Whiplash in Lithia Springs, GeorgiaSome of the common long-term conditions include:

  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Loss of the Normal Cervical (neck) Curve
  • Fatigue
  • Migraines
  • Mid-Back Pain
  • Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Temporal Mandibular Degeneration
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Visual Disturbances

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How We Help Treat Whiplash Injuries

  • Chiropractic Adjustmentsthis is necessary to realign bones of the spine and restore structural integrity to the ligaments, muscle, and joints.
  • Teaching Proper Posture: the most powerful concept is an appropriate alignment of your spine. By keeping your head, neck, upper body and lower back aligned during movement and at rest, relieves stress on the neck.
  • Electrical Stimulation and Muscle Relaxation: which entails gentle finger pressure on specific sensory trigger points and electrical based stimulation to help with pain and improve muscle function.
  •  Therapeutic Neck Exercises and Stretches: to improve muscle strength and range of motion our chiropractor will show you exercises and stretches to practice at home to improve your chances of a quick recovery.

Valuing Your Car Accident Settlement After a Whiplash Injury 

The unexpected and sudden force of an automotive collision causes muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck to become powerfully contracted.

Severe neck sprains and strains can result in a "soft tissue injury," that is sometimes called "hyperextension" or "hyperflexion" also known as "whiplash."

These types of injuries are very common in car accidents both severe and minor, but they are also problematic from an injury claim perspective. 

That's because these soft tissue type injuries typically do not show up on:

  • X-rays
  • MRI's
  • Other diagnostic tests

Which means if you fail to get your injuries properly treated by an experienced chiropractor you may lose the maximum compensation possible in the outcome of your settlement.

At Arrowhead Chiropractic Clinics we will provide the proper documentation necessary to prove your injuries and the medical treatment necessary for a full and optimal recovery.

An insurance adjuster isn't going to just take you at your word when you say that you are injured and then cut you a large settlement. All of your losses and injuries need to be documented as much as possible.

Providing medical records and bills that prove the extent of your injuries will also assist your personal injury attorney with established proof and credibility in your accident injury case. 

After a car accident, two of the most important factors that will be used to determine the value of your injury settlement are:  

  • Medical treatment you have received
  • The seriousness of your injuries

You can bet the value of your settlement will be weighed quite heavily on these two factors. A Rehabilitative Center like Arrowhead Clinic is essential to a fast recovery and favorable settlement amount. 

Whiplash Injury Settlement Help in Lithia Springs, Georgia

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Chiropractic care helps you dispense with symptoms you are experiencing now and creates the proper spinal structure to ensure optimal recovery and health going into the future.

The Chiropractor at our Lithia Springs, GA location has treated thousands of patients, helping them out of pain after a Car Accident.

We are ready for you.

Let us help you heal from your Whiplash Injury and Neck Pain.

Give us a call today at 800-961-7246 or Schedule a Free Consultation with our whiplash injury specialists by clicking the link below.

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Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Whiplash is most commonly associated with rear-end car accidents.  

The pain can be felt in the neck and upper back.

Yes! It is recommended to see a chiropractor within 14 days of your whiplash, the sooner you can begin medical care, the faster you can eliminate pain symptoms.

Our Whiplash Chiropractors utilize chiropractic techniques, adjustments, and exercises help our patients get back to living a pain-free life. 

You should see a doctor immediately if you believe you have suffered whiplash after an automobile accident or bad slip and fall.

Even if the accident was minor, you should still get your neck and the rest of your spine evaluated for subluxations and inflammation.

After making sure that your cervical spine is stable, there are 4 main treatments that our Lithia Springs chiropractors use to help treat whiplash.

These include:

  • Manual Manipulations or Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Muscle relaxation/Massage and Electrical stimulation
  • Various exercises to ensure proper mobility Ergonomic
  • Lifestyle changes, like exercises, to perform at home, to make sure the issue is corrected for the long term.

Our treatments are aimed to provide you pain relief and help you get back to a pain-free life.

Depending on the severity of your injury, whiplash symptoms and pain may last only a few days or may continue for up to a month. 

It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible so that your injury does not turn into a long-term issue.

Recovery time depends on how serious your whiplash is. Some cases can resolve in a few treatments. But other neck strains may take weeks or longer to heal. Remember that everyone heals at a different rate.

Once the acute symptoms of neck strain are gone, your chiropractor will want you to start your rehabilitation.

Whiplash injury is not only limited to a neck injury but also brainstem injury that does not involve direct damage to the neck or head.

The symptoms of whiplash injury are polymorphous, with the most common complaints being cervical pain, headache, and scapulodynia. Vertigo and dizziness are also reported in 25–50% of the cases.

The most common cause of whiplash is being involved in a rear-end car collision.

The violent force of your head rapidly moving forward and then shifting backward causes neck strain.

Whiplash is best treated by chiropractors who are specifically training in dealing with motor vehicle accident injuries.

They have the experience through their chiropractic techniques to help provide pain relief and help you get your natural range of motion back. 

Back pain, especially in the lower back, may also indicate a whiplash-related injury.

It also could signal another condition like a sprain, herniated disc, or other soft-tissue injuries (such as muscle damage). If accompanied by tingling or numbness, it could also point to pinched nerves.

No, whiplash injuries are not permanent.

If you come to our office and get proper diagnostics and treatment done, whiplash injuries can be resolved quickly.

Can You Get A Whiplash From A Front Impact Automobile Accident?

Yes of course, rear-end car collisions are the most common cause of whiplash injuries.

Common symptoms of whiplash include, Pain, decreased range of motion, and tightness in the neck. The muscles may feel hard or knotted. Pain when rocking your head from side to side or backward and forward. Pain or stiffness when moving your head to look over each shoulder. Tenderness. Headaches at the base of the skull that radiate towards the forehead.

While seeing an attorney is a good step after a whiplash injury, they will not be able to help you without proper medical documentation of your injuries. That is why you should come to our Lithia Springs whiplash treatment facility first.

Soft tissue injuries like whiplash do not show up on x-rays analysis or leave any mark that can be photographed. Even in MRI results, whiplash can be difficult to determine. So, the primary means of proving that you have suffered a whiplash injury is your chiropractor’s diagnosis and testimony. This makes it very important to visit a skilled chiropractor promptly after your car accident. Sometimes whiplash injuries take a few days or weeks to be felt, so if you develop new pain after the accident you need to go back to the doctor to get it documented.

No! Even at slow speeds, you can still get whiplash from a car accident. Whiplash is a neck injury that is caused by a forceful, rapid movement of your neck being forced back and forth, which can still happen at slow speeds.

Once again it is hard to determine how much you will receive for a whiplash settlement, it is critical to get evaluated by a chiropractor experienced with whiplash injuries.

Arrowhead Clinic in Lithia Springs

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Address: 351 Thornton Rd #119, Lithia Springs, GA 30122

Phone Number: 770-961-7246

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