Whiplash Injury Symptoms in West Bloomfield, MI
Chiropractic treatment is an effective way to reduce or even eliminate whiplash injury symptoms. Chiropractors are trained to find the source of whiplash pain and carry out appropriate therapies.
Whiplash injury symptoms
Symptoms of whiplash include:
- Blurred vision
- Pain when turning your head
- Shoulder, upper back, and arm pain
- Decreased range of motion in your next
- Numbness and/or tingling in your arms, hands and fingers
- Ringing in your ears
- Difficulty sleeping
The symptoms can be mild or severe and may continue for a long time after the incident that gave you whiplash. If your symptoms are ongoing even after your doctor clears you, then you may need chiropractic intervention to prevent ongoing pain.
What causes whiplash?
Whiplash is commonly associated with car accidents, but it can also occur in other contexts such as physical sports or falls. Whiplash is when a person’s head is quickly and forcefully thrown backward then forward or from side to side. This rapid movement can cause injuries to the spine, spinal discs, ligaments and connective tissues and nerves in the neck. It is these injuries that cause the pain associated with whiplash.
How can a chiropractor help with whiplash injury symptoms?
Chiropractic treatment can effectively treat whiplash injuries. It’s essential you see a chiropractor as soon as possible after you sustain a whiplash injury. One thing about whiplash is that the pain associated with it does not always appear immediately and it can take days, weeks or sometimes months for symptoms to appear. If left untreated then chronic problems can arise.
The particular type of treatment will depend on your specific circumstances. Commonly used treatments include:
- Adjustment of your spine, neck or joints
- Muscle relaxation
- Manual joint stretching and resistance exercises
- Therapeutic massage
- Trigger point therapy
Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling and making an appointment?