Have you been a victim of a whiplash injury?
You may have seen our recent video about whiplash. If you have not seen the video yet, you can watch it here.
Whiplash occurs when your head and neck suffer a sudden and forceful movement of your head and neck. In many cases, it can cause a potentially severe condition.
Whiplash Can Have a Delayed Effect
Many people don’t know that whiplash can have a delayed effect. It can take up to three full days before any whiplash symptoms occur.
There can be a delay in symptoms because inflammation from tiny tears in your ligaments and muscles slowly builds up, and it can take a little while before it reaches a point where it bothers you.
When the delicate ligaments that support your neck are wounded, the muscles react by tightening to guard the injured area. This tightening of the muscles protects the damaged area from further injury.
We highly recommend you come and see us as soon as the injury happens instead of waiting for the symptoms to show up. The sooner you come in after an accident, the sooner we can get you on the right path to recovery.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Although we recommend that you come and see us for treatment before these symptoms show up, you should still know what they are.
Common symptoms of whiplash:
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Low back pain
- Pain in your arm or hand
- Numbness in your arm or hand
- Ringing in your ears
- Blurred vision
- Concentration or memory problems
Some of these symptoms might go away over time. However, symptoms can become permanent and life-altering. To prevent that from happening and improve your recovery time, come in to get professional care.
Car accidents are usually the cause of whiplash, which we are experts at treating. Our auto injury treatments target pain and heal any damage to your body from the accident.
Our goal is to find the best treatments to enhance the natural healing process instead of masking the pain with medication.
We provide a thorough assessment before recommending a comprehensive treatment plan. Depending on your injuries, your treatments might include a combination of the following:
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections (PRP therapy)
Platelet-rich plasma injections contain a high concentration of platelets taken from your blood samples. Platelets play a significant role in your natural healing process. So, by increasing the concentration of platelets in targeted, injured areas, we boost your body’s natural healing abilities.
Studies have shown that PRP therapy can help tackle even the most challenging whiplash cases.
Our chiropractors use gentle manipulation to reduce restrictions and misalignments common to car accident injuries. These misalignments cause pain and interfere with the proper function of your body.
Chiropractic adjustments improve nervous system function, allowing you to manage your pain more effectively by reducing inflammation. That, in turn, will enable you to regain your range of motion and increase mobility.
Our multi-discipline clinic diagnoses and treats whiplash routinely. A combination of our regenerative therapy, chiropractic care, massage, and physical therapy can all provide rapid healing effects. The damage caused by whiplash usually is reversible, but the sooner we start your treatment, the better. If you have been in a car accident, you should contact us right away to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Daniel Beeson