Whiplash Injury Chiropractor Athens, GA



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Injured in an Auto Accident?

Looking for a Whiplash Injury Chiropractor in Athens?

There are over 342,534 car accidents each year in the state of Georgia. Some of these accidents are minor and others more severe, yet a high percentage of these accidents lead to whiplash and neck injuries that our chiropractors in Athens can help treat.

Many whiplash injuries from vehicle accidents occur at speeds as low as five to 10 mph. The severity of the damage 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) cause the joints of the neck to be injured. It can also cause the ligaments and muscles of the neck and upper back to be overstretched and go into spasm.

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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, you may need a professional to examine the damage's severity.

Our Athens Chiropractic Clinic (Affiliate) is designed specifically for people involved in Car Accidents who currently experience whiplash and neck pain symptoms.

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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 Athens Chiropractic Clinic (Affiliate) are:

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

How to Evaluate Whiplash Damage on Your Body

Our Athens 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:

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

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How Arrowhead Clinic Helps Whiplash Patients

  1. Teaching Proper Posture: the most powerful concept is an appropriate alignment of your spine. Keeping your head, neck, upper body, and lower back aligned during movement and rest relieves stress on the neck.
  2. Chiropractic Adjustmentsthis is necessary to realign bones of the spine and restore structural integrity to the ligaments, muscle, and joints.
  3. Muscle Relaxation and Electrical Stimulation: this entails gentle finger pressure on specific sensory trigger points and electrical based stimulation to help with pain and improve muscle function.
  4.  Therapeutic Neck Stretches and Exercises: 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.

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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.

At our Athens office 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 chiropractor 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.

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 utilizing 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 Athens 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.

Yes, while more difficult than a rear-end collision, the impact caused by a front-end collision can result in whiplash injuries.

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 Athens 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.

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