If you or someone you know has been in a car accident, chances are you’ve seen the devastating consequences whiplash can have on someone’s life. Whiplash is a traumatic injury to the neck, which occurs when a rear impact forces the neck to whip back and forth beyond its healthy range of motion.
The pain from whiplash is the result of damage to the discs, ligaments, and muscles in your neck. Spinal trauma affects the nervous system and leads to further symptoms, including headaches and neck pain that interfere with your quality of life. Chiropractic care is a proven treatment for dealing with whiplash. We’ve put together a list of several need to know points about the benefits of chiropractic care for handling whiplash.
Whiplash injuries can occur in minor accidents
Even a minor, fender-bender type of collision can cause whiplash, due to the force of a car going at slow speeds. The snapping motion that causes whiplash can result in torn ligaments around your vertebrae, as well as overstretched muscles and tendons that support your neck.
The symptoms of whiplash symptoms can go far beyond neck pain
Beyond the expected neck pain of whiplash, there are many other symptoms that you may experience. Trauma to your spine affects your entire nervous system dramatically. These symptoms include headaches, especially where the skull and spine meet, as well as dizziness, ongoing nausea, vertigo, jaw pain, and difficulty focusing your vision. Chiropractic care can get to the root of these symptoms and help alleviate long term pain.
Chiropractic care can soothe the symptoms of whiplash
Pain medication only goes so far as to mask the pain caused by whiplash, it does not address the root causes of the pain. Spinal adjustments can help get your neck and spine back into proper alignment and relieve the stress on your neck. The team at Petett Chiropractic is experienced, caring, and available to help relieve the pain caused by whiplash. Contact us today to book an appointment!