Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
Whiplash is a term that you’ve likely heard many times before but may not be sure what it refers to exactly. This neck injury is usually associated with motor vehicle accidents, and it has a unique set of symptoms that may not develop until 24 hours after the initial injury. Thankfully, chiropractic services at our Fort Worth, TX pain relief center can help.
Dr. Mark Williams and the team at Texas Injury Clinic would like to go over some of the basics of whiplash injuries and discuss how chiropractic care can help.
About Whiplash Injuries
Whiplash is a neck injury in which the neck is rapidly moved in a back-and-forth motion. This is similar to the cracking of a whip. This sudden movement of the neck can affect the cervical spine, the muscles, the tendons, and the ligaments, resulting in a number of issues affecting head movement and neck movement.
Common Causes of Whiplash Injuries
Whiplash injuries are most commonly associated with rear end auto collisions. The sudden jarring of the body from behind can lead to the snapping back and forth of the neck. Whiplash can also occur during blows to the head or body from contact or combat sports, physical altercations, or falls.
Signs and Symptoms of Whiplash Injuries
The most common signs and symptoms of whiplash that we tell Fort Worth patients to look out for include:
- Pain in the neck
- Stiffness of the neck
- Reduced range of motion in the neck
- Headaches (often originating from the base of the skull)
- Soreness in the shoulders and upper back
- Tingling sensations that radiate into the arms
In addition, whiplash injuries can also lead to irritability, blurry vision, sleep problems, memory lapses, and depression. Seeking immediate medical care can help reduce the severity of these issues.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Chiropractic adjustments can help in a number of ways.
First of all, chiropractic care can provide much needed pain relief, which is crucial after suffering any sort of neck injury. This pain relief can help you get through the day with the ability to accomplish many routine tasks.
Secondly, chiropractic adjustments ensure that the cervical spine and its surrounding tissues are in proper alignment, which can aid with healing, reducing the severity of whiplash symptoms, restored mobility, and a general sense of wellness.
Most importantly, chiropractic services are minimally invasive and require no recovery time to experience the results. You can experience pain relief with a reduced need for pain medication soon after you leave a chiropractic session.
How Many Chiropractic Sessions Will I Need?
The exact number of chiropractic sessions required after suffering whiplash can vary. Sometimes just an adjustment or two is all that is required, while other times multiple adjustments are necessary in order to achieve all of the treatment benefits.
During the consultation process, we will go over the nature of your injury and determine how many sessions would be ideal to start. We can alter the number of visits as needed based on the the outcomes of each treatment. It’s important to take this measured, custom tailored approach to care.
Learn More About Chiropractic Services
If you would like to learn more about chiropractic care and how it can benefit you, be sure to contact our doctors and pain relief specialists. You can reach Texas Injury Clinic by phone in Fort Worth by calling (817) 624-7222.