Whiplash Is An Acute Injury That Can Be Healed With Chiropractic Care
Acute injuries like whiplash, can occur from slips, falls, household chores, accidents, sports, trauma, car wrecks and work injuries to name a few. In extreme or life threatening cases, the injury could require the attention of paramedics or an emergency room physician and you should take this action step immediately.
However, many acute injuries such as strains, bruises, and whiplash can heal quickly with chiropractic care, which helps the body to heal itself. Getting the nerve system healthy is an important first step towards optimizing the healing process. If the acute injury has a nerve and spinal component, and this component is not addressed, acute injuries can become chronic and affect your health for a lifetime.
Whiplash Caused By Auto Accidents
Automobile accidents and work injuries can alter your life. Fortunately, and depending on the extent of your injuries, Chiropractic Crisis Care can give you the relief you need and stabilize your spine and your nerve system. Every accident victim, symptoms or not, should have their spine and nerve system examined.
Could the Pain I’m Feeling Be Whiplash?
Here are some indicators that you may be suffering from whiplash:
- Blurred vision
- Pain or Stiffness in your neck
- Pain in your arms
- Low Back Pain
It is important that you seek chiropractic care as soon as possible after an automobile accident. Without attention, you could be setting yourself up for long-term chronic pain. Don’t be fooled, the effects discomfort and pain from an accident doesn’t always immediately show up.
The Hidden Affects of Whiplash and Other Head Injuries in Sports
Just as concerning is the hidden tragedy that every head injury has the potential to also damage the neck. Since the primary focus at the time of a head injury is the head, the neck is very often overlooked. There are distinct signs of neck injury that can be found during an examination at the time of injury, as well as days, weeks, months and even years later. Due to the focus and pressure rising on concussions, the rapid forward-backward motion commonly known as whiplash has been swept under the rug, downplayed and often ignored. And yet, the vast majority of head injuries also have the mechanism to cause whiplash injuries as well.
The issues surrounding head injuries, including concussions, have never been a part of mainstream conversation more than they are right now. During football season, the reports of thousands of ex-NFL players suing their former league regarding their mental health have shaken the sport down to its youngest players. Recently, pee-wee football organizations have released new rules limiting contact during practices.
Schedule your appointment regardless of how you feel today, before your condition becomes more chronic than it is right now.