Whiplash can often occur after a rear-end collision or a personal injury and cause discomfort that can affect your daily life. At Dunwoody Chiropractic Center in Dunwoody, GA, our team provides chiropractic treatment to reduce your discomfort and improve your overall health. Before visiting us, learn more about this condition and how chiropractic care can be beneficial for your recovery process below:
Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when the head and neck are suddenly propelled forward and backward forcefully. As a result, the soft tissues in the neck are damages, which causes pain and limited range of motion in your neck.
The most common symptom of whiplash is pain that tends to worsen when you move your neck. You might also notice that you cannot move your neck as freely. Not only that, but the condition can cause numbness, tingling, weakness, or a burning sensation that can extend from the neck down the arms. For some people, whiplash will also cause headaches, tinnitus, stiffness, fatigue, blurry vision, and sleep disturbances.
When you visit us, we will have you fill out a medical history report and tell us about the incident that is causing your neck pain. Our chiropractor will also ask you to move your neck as much as possible to assess your range of motion. We will also place gentle pressure on the affected areas to see if there is any inflammation. Since imaging can't successfully determine if you have whiplash, we'll only recommend imaging if we need to eliminate other possible causes. Once we determine an accurate diagnosis, we can provide treatment to alleviate your pain.
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
A chiropractic adjustment is one auto Injury treatment we may recommend if you have whiplash. The technique will help ease any pressure on the surrounding nerves and soft tissue that could be causing your symptoms. This method can also improve your circulation and help with your recovery process. Your treatment may also include chiropractic exercises, which consist of moving your neck in specific directions to increase flexion and function and help you heal completely.
Contact us for an Appointment Today!
If you have pain due to whiplash, our team at Dunwoody Chiropractic Center in Dunwoody, GA, is happy to help. We can assess your condition and provide a personalized treatment that will improve your mobility. Contact us at (770) 551-9767 today to learn about our treatments and to schedule your initial consultation!