With road construction season in full bloom blocking off familiar roads and causing traffic jams, rear-end accidents have unfortunately increased these past few months. Recently been involved in a rear-end accident??? With this type of accident being one of the most common causes of whiplash, it may be time to see a chiropractor!!
What is whiplash? A neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck.
Signs and Symptoms: Most commonly presented by neck stiffness and headaches (mainly at the base of the skull), loss of range of motion in the neck, and tingling or numbness in the arms. Other signs and symptoms to be aware of are fatigue, dizziness, blurred vision, sleep disturbances, and memory problems.
How we can help: We treat patients with whiplash quite frequently in our clinic. By combining chiropractic adjustments and properly instructed therapeutic exercises, we can decrease pain in the neck, increase mobility, and prevent symptoms from becoming chronic along with minimizing any possible permanent damage.
Other Causes: Contact sport accident, physical abuse or trauma to the head/neck.