Most people associate whiplash with car accidents. Any event that causes the neck to move back and forth forcefully, however, can cause whiplash. Those events include sports injuries and assault.
Although many people with whiplash do not experience symptoms immediately, seeing a chiropractor after an injury could help you recover sooner.
Common Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash causes new pain and stiffness, often with mobility issues. You may wake up the morning after your injury, only to find that you cannot turn your head.
Other symptoms to look for include:
- Pain in your shoulders, arms, and back
- Burred vision
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
Some people even experience symptoms like depression, memory problems, and difficulty concentrating.
Unfortunately, doctors cannot diagnose whiplash with x-rays or MRI scans. If you experience any of the above symptoms after an accident, assume that you have suffered damage to your connective tissues, muscles, joints, or even nervous system.
Recover From Whiplash With Help From Corrective Chiropractic
Each case of whiplash needs a slightly unique approach for recovery. If you have stiffness and limited mobility, Dr. Jensen may use specific spinal manipulations that stretch soft tissues and encourages healing.
Dr. Jensen also uses the flexion-distraction method when appropriate. This non-thrusting spinal manipulation treats herniated disks that can cause pain and loss of mobility.
No matter what injuries you have from whiplash, Dr. Jensen knows the right way to help you heal.
Request an Appointment With Dr. Jensen
Whiplash can cause intense pain and limited mobility. Request an appointment at Corrective Chiropractic so Dr. Jensen can treat you as soon as possible. Let our team help you feel good again!