Whiplash Treatment

Innovative Whiplash Treatment in Wilmington, NC

Everyone knows what whiplash is. “Whiplash” is a very descriptive term without any definition needed, right? It happens when the neck and head are literally whipped from back to front just like a horse whip when it is cracked.

Since most auto accidents involve rear end collissions, a whiplash injury from a car accident is a common occurrence. Of course you could sustain a whiplash injury from other accidents such as on the job involving a workers compensation claim. Physical abuse, falls and other kinds of trauma can also cause whiplash.

Many people in Wilmington who have been involved in an auto accident often never realize they’ve sustained a whiplash injury until weeks, possibly even many months after the injury when the problem becomes persistent and leads to other issues. If your neck has been injured in an automobile accident, a fall, as a result of violence of some sort, this article will help you to understand if you have a whiplash injury and how chiropractic care can help you to treat it.
When the neck is whipped from back to front during a car accident, while playing contact sports such as football, or occasionally from an assault or other physical trauma, several things can happen to the spine and surrounding soft tissue. Whiplash describes the initial impact, but the results can include:

• Disc bulges and herniation
• Subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine),
• Injured bones in the spine,
• Irritated and damaged nerves
• Pulled ligaments and muscles in the neck

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Whiplash injuries can range from mild to very severe. Injuries tend to be more significant when your headrest is positioned too low. If the impact was quite severe or the headrest was low there is the possibility that bones are broken or tissue is damaged and it is highly recommended that you see a chiropractor and receive a thorough examination and x-rays. Even if the impact seemed mild, you may have whiplash if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

• Neck pain
• Shoulder, upper back and arm pain
• Headaches
• Blurred vision
• Pain when turning the head
• Inability to move or turn the head fully
• Dizziness
• Tiredness
• Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands and fingers
• Ringing in the ears
• Difficulty sleeping
• Depression

As you can see there are a wide range of symptoms, and not all of them may be immediately traceable to whiplash. Even if you have been cleared by a doctor, your pain could still be related to whiplash and you may need treatment to correct the problem. If you have recently been injured it's important to get your spine checked as soon as possible. The sooner that you start treating the issue the less chance you have of it developing into a long term problem.

Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
Because the majority of whiplash incidents impact the spine and the surrounding nerves and tissues, chiropractic care is an excellent avenue for treatment. Chiropractic doctors are skilled in assessing the source of the pain associated with a whiplash injury and determining a plan for effective treatment. Chiropractic treatments are gentle and non-invasive. Through small adjustments, people find great relief from the pain associated with whiplash, and are set on a road to full recovery. 

Call Wynne Chiropractic in Wilmington to discover how chiropractic care can help you recover from whiplash.

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