Auto-Accidents and Chiropractic
Learn how Chiropractic Care can help you after a car accident
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, and falls.The
name whiplash, says it all. This injury occurs when the head and neck are
whipped from back to front, or broad sided from left to right or visa versa.
Many people in South San Francisco or San Bruno, 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
What is a Whiplash?
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:
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 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:
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. Even if your're not experiencing pain, it's important to get checked out after a car accident. Dr Phillip Dietrich at Total Health Clinic can evaluate you and come up with a treatment plan for your situation.