Mentioning whiplash causes most people to think of injuries from an auto accident. However, an individual is at risk for this problem after any event that forces the head or neck to make a sudden jerking maneuver. Completing normal daily activities can become impossible due to the pain caused by whiplash. Patients who visit our Eastland Chiropractic practice in Twin Falls can look forward to relief from the symptoms of whiplash through chiropractic care.
When a sudden forceful event causes whiplash, the action is similar to the movement of a whip being cracked. Once the incident forces the head and neck to suddenly jerk in one direction and then another, damage occurs to the muscles, joints, and tendons. The most common car accident injury responsible for this type of damage is a rear-end collision. However, sports injuries, physical abuse, and other trauma also rank high as culprits for whiplash. Common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck pain, swelling, or tightness
- Back pain
- Tingling or numbness in an arm
- Headaches radiating from the base of the skull
- Knotted or hard-to-the-touch muscles
- Stiffness or pain when looking over a shoulder
- A sensation of brain fog
- Reduction in range of motion
- Pain or other discomforts when moving the head from front to back or side to side
In some cases, victims sense pain right away. For others, it appears several days after the event.
Treatment from Our Chiropractor
Dr. Senecal wants each patient to get a diagnosis and treatment as fast as possible to prevent minor injuries from worsening. An initial appointment includes a comprehensive evaluation of the individual’s physical condition and a medical history to determine the reason for the neck pain, back pain, or other typical symptoms.
A review of the patient’s circumstances often quickly reveals a car accident injury. In some cases, the individual experienced an event with a sudden impact but did not realize a possible link to symptoms. Our doctor uses only natural, non-invasive treatment options that avoid surgery or medication. Some of those treatment options include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Special physical exercises
- Muscle relaxation or stimulation
- Advice on making lifestyle or ergonomic changes
Schedule a Consultation with Our Chiropractor in Twin Falls, ID
Have you experienced a car accident injury or other trauma as the result of a sudden impact? You might have undiagnosed whiplash. Avoid the risk of injuries that become worse or pain that becomes chronic. Call Dr. Noel Senecal at Eastland Chiropractic today at (208) 734-7077 to schedule a consultation.