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Risks of NOT Receiving Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

Written By Chapman Health Group on October 11, 2018

If you’ve been in a car accident or have sustained an impact injury that caused your head or neck to move forward and back rapidly, you may have whiplash.

You can find a full description of exactly what whiplash is, and the damage it can do, in this article from the Mayo Clinic.

The Top 10 Symptoms of Whiplash

Many people don’t seek treatment after an accident if they have no symptoms. But the symptoms of whiplash can crop up days, weeks, or even months after the event. 

Common Symptoms Include:

  • Pain and stiffness in your neck
  • Painful movement of neck and range of motion loss
  • Base-of-skull headaches
  • Shoulder, upper back or arm pain or tenderness
  • Numbness and tingling in fingers or arms

Some Symptoms That Can Occur with Whiplash but Many Overlook Are:

  • Fatigue and dizziness
  • Blurred vision or tinnitus
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Irritability or depression
  • Problems with memory or focus

Any time you’ve been in an accident, you should seek chiropractic care to determine whether or not you have whiplash.

Why Chiropractic Care is Important for Whiplash

Some soft tissue injuries can be missed, even by hospital or ER personnel, because they’re so subtle. 

You should follow up any critical trauma with a visit to a chiropractor to ensure all of your injuries have been taken into account.

Since chiropractors are intimately familiar with the way your spine, muscles, tendons, and nerves are interconnected, they are highly qualified to determine if you’ve sustained a whiplash injury, even if you have no overt damage.

A chiropractor will spend the time to do a comprehensive neurological and physical assessment, accompanied with diagnostic tests, if required, to determine your overall health. 

And chiropractic manipulation is proven to be a safe, effective whiplash treatment.

Get Whiplash Treatment in Leesburg

Chapman Health Group is the perfect place to start if you think you’ve got whiplash Dr. Chapman has over 30 years of experience helping patients recover from auto and other injuries, and can use a variety of therapies for whiplash treatment, including massage, to help reduce pain and increase function. 

During your visit, Dr. Chapman will conduct a comprehensive exam to look for any missed or hidden injuries, then create a comprehensive treatment plan that will address pain, function, and rehabilitation.

Don’t take any chances after an accident. Call (352) 728-6886 today for an appointment to make sure you get whiplash treatment for all your injuries — even the ones you can’t see.

Posted In: Chiropractic Neck Pain Auto Accident Treatment Whiplash Treatment