After a car accident or other sudden impact injury, the symptoms of whiplash might appear immediately, or they may develop in the days or weeks following the trauma. Understanding the symptoms and chiropractic treatment options available will help you to recover quickly and completely.
Taking a “wait and see” approach to the early signs of whiplash might allow your neck and spine to remain out of alignment, causing more pain and damage to surrounding muscles and tissues. Delaying treatment may also put insurance compensation at risk. If you have the symptoms, it might be time to find a chiropractor with experience in accident recovery to evaluate your injuries and recommend a treatment plan.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is more than a strained neck. In the most common scenario, a rear-impact car accident causes high-speed forced movement of the head forward and a resulting rebound backward.1 The force applied by the sudden whipping motion damages the tissues of the neck and shocks the nervous system. Severe whiplash might also cause head injury or damage to other joints and muscles.
What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?
While severe neck pain is typical of the injury, the symptoms of whiplash cover a wide range of physical and neurological effects, including:
Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash
Chiropractic therapy is one of the most effective ways to heal from an accident. Chiropractors have a wide range of techniques to bring the neck and spine back to proper function while reducing pain during the healing process.
Returning to Wellness
Healing after an auto accident without a chiropractor's help can be a long and painful process. The results of untreated muscle and nerve damage might impact your quality of life for years to come.
If you are suffering from whiplash or other traumatic injury we encourage you to find a chiropractor with the expertise to effectively support the healing process. At McCann Family Chiropractic in Maryville, WA, our staff is trained in the best treatments to get you back to optimal health. Call us for an initial exam and get back on the road to wellness today!
Dr. Matt McCann
Owner and Chiropractor at McCann Family Chiropractic. Walking this journey of life with you, on our path to wellness!
11605 State Avenue, Suite 111
Marysville, WA 98271
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