Whiplash Treatment for Auto Accident Injury Patients
Whiplash injuries affect millions of auto accident patients every year. If you have been rear-ended or involved in a seemingly minor fender bender, this can still lead to long-term health problems, causing chronic neck pain, headaches and migraines without proper treatment. If you have been in an auto accident, our Clermont chiropractor Dr. Michaux can help. Prompt treatment is the key to preventing chronic pain and other serious health concerns.
A whiplash injury occurs when the force of a rear-ended impact knocks the cervical spine out of alignment. The can cause the head to unexpectedly snap forward and backward. Whiplash injuries affect the cervical spine, as well as the muscles, nerves and tendons in the neck. Many patients are surprised to learn these types of injuries can occur at speeds as slow as 5pmh. Sports injuries are also a common cause for whiplash. For example, playing contact sports like football can cause a forceful, from-behind injury that will knock the cervical spine out of alignment.
Whiplash may include a number of symptoms: pain or stiffness in the neck, shoulders and upper back; headaches; dizziness; blurred vision or ringing in the ears; chronic fatigue; difficulty sleeping; a burning or tingling sensation in the neck; memory loss and difficulty concentrating; and tingling or numbness in the arms, hands and shoulders. These symptoms indicate that an underling spinal misalignment exists. Not all symptoms are immediately present after an accident. Chronic pain can develop slowly over time. Therefore, the importance of being assessed by our chiropractor directly following your accident is important to prevent more serious injury from occurring.
Clermont Chiropractor Naturally Manages Neck Pain Resulting from Whiplash
Chiropractic care is an effective, all-natural treatment that corrects the underlying spinal misalignment. Unlike prescription painkillers that only temporarily mask pain, chiropractic adjustments provide lasting relief, reducing long-term effects. Our Clermont chiropractor provides hands-on chiropractic adjustments that help restore alignment to the cervical spine. Proper alignment relieves pressure on the nerves, which helps naturally manage neck pain and reduce the occurrence of headaches and migraines.
Additionally, our chiropractor frequently combines chiropractic adjustments with complementary therapies, including corrective care exercises. These exercises are important for safely restoring a full range of movement to the neck after injury. Many patients’ necks are sore and stiff following an accident in which they’ve been rear-ended. Our corrective care exercises help to strengthen injured areas, increase mobility and improve flexibility following the initial consultation and chiropractic treatment in our office.
If you are the victim of a car accident injury, we urge you to seek care from our Clermont chiropractor as soon as possible. The earlier our chiropractor can diagnose your injury, the more our pain management team can do to manage its long-term effects and prevent future pain. Contact us at (352) 243-7300 today!