Have You Been in a Car Accident?
Many people will seek out chiropractic care in Perrysburg after having an auto injury.
A common auto injury, whiplash, occurs when the head and neck are whipped from back to front, similar to how a whip is cracked.
The majority of car accidents are rear-end collisions with whiplash being a common result. Whiplash can also occur from other kinds of trauma, accidents, abuse, and falls.
Many people in Perrysburg who have been involved in an accident don’t even realize they have received a whiplash injury until weeks or months later when the problem becomes persistent and leads to other issues.
If your neck has been injured in an accident or other incident, this article will you to understand if you have a whiplash injury and how chiropractic care can help you to treat it.
What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?
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.
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
- Blurred vision
- Pain when turning the head
- Inability to move or turn the head fully
- Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, and fingers
- Ringing in the ears
- Difficulty sleeping
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.