If you have headaches, neck pain, or other symptoms of whiplash, help is within reach at Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab. Our highly experienced team diagnose and treat whiplash using natural, holistic methods. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury that occurs because of a rapid, forceful, back-and-forth movement of your neck. It is a common car-accident injury but may also happen because of sports accidents, falls, or physical trauma. If you struggle with whiplash pain and want relief, see the experts at Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
The symptoms you could experience because of whiplash include:
- Neck pain
- Decreased range of motion
- Pain when moving your neck
- Shoulder pain or tenderness
- Tingling or numbness in your arms
- Neck pain that spreads to your arms
You may also have ringing in your ears, problems sleeping, blurred vision, memory problems, and difficulty concentrating after sustaining a whiplash injury.
The discomfort could go away on its own with rest or linger for several months or years when left untreated.
What are the risk factors for whiplash?
Anyone sustaining trauma or being in an accident can have whiplash; however, factors that increase your risk of severe or long-lasting symptoms include:
- Older age
- Previous neck or back injuries
- Involvement in a high-speed injury
- Car accidents
- Sports injuries
- Physical abuse
- Falling down
- Previous whiplash injuries
If you play contact sports, such as football or hockey, your risk of experiencing whiplash is higher.
How does my doctor diagnose whiplash?
The Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab team discusses your medical history, accident history, and symptoms to determine if you have whiplash and design a treatment for your condition. They complete a physical exam and may recommend X-rays, a CT scan, an MRI, or another imaging procedure.
How is whiplash treated?
The Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab experts treat whiplash and associated pain using holistic methods. They could recommend:
Things you can do at home to reduce whiplash pain include getting more rest, using ice or heat packs, and wearing a neck brace. Attending physical therapy sessions helps too.
Your chiropractor can manipulate your spine and surrounding tissues to better align your spine, reduce nerve pressure, and improve musculoskeletal structure and function.
A licensed massage therapist at Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab uses manual manipulation techniques to apply pressure to soft tissues and reduce muscle tension, soreness, and whiplash pain.
To get relief from unpleasant whiplash symptoms, call the Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab office or schedule an appointment online today.