Car Accident Chiropractor in Kelowna
Many people will seek out chiropractic care after having an auto injury. A common auto injury, often known as whiplash, occurs when the head and neck are whipped from back to front and/or side-to-side, similar to how a whip is cracked. Many 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 who have been involved in an accident don't even realize they have received a whiplash injury until days or weeks or even 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.
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, a number of things can happen to the spine and surrounding soft tissue. Whiplash describes the initial impact, but the results can include:
- Disc bulges and herniation
- Injured bones in the spine
- Irritated and damaged nerves
- Pulled ligaments and muscles in the neck
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF WHIPLASH?
Whiplash injuries can range from mild to very severe. Injuries may to be more significant when your seat headrest is positioned too low. If the impact was severe enough, the headrest was improperly positioned, or your symptoms indicate it, x-rays or more advanced forms of imaging may be necessary before starting any form of care. 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
- 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.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR CAR ACCIDENTS
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 the road to full recovery. Call our team at Symtrio Chiropractic Clinic to discover how chiropractic care can help you recover from whiplash.
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