There are hundreds of minor car accidents in Grand Junction every year, and the great majority of those involved are being hit from behind. Most injuries that occur in these accidents involve some form of whiplash. Transformation Wellness Center is here to offer the chiropractic care injunction needed should this ever occur to you.
What Causes Whiplash?
Whiplash commonly occurs during an auto accident, but sport or physical trauma can bring about this condition as well. Rear impacts can cause a driver’s head and neck to be hyperextended due to the sudden and forceful backward and forward motion.
What Are the Warning Signs of a Whiplash Injury?
A whiplash injury can range from moderate to severe and sometimes may not become evident for days or weeks.
- Stiff Neck or Pain – Often, the initial impact in a car accident causes your body to protect itself by releasing endorphins, which can increase your heart rate and stress. When the increased heart rate and stress have passed, the muscles in the upper body can tighten. As a result, you can then develop neck pain and stiffness in the shoulder and upper back.
- Headache – Many whiplash-related headaches start at the base of the skull with shooting pains in the back of the head. Headaches can either be dull or sharp.
- Dizziness or Blurred Vision – Nerve damage to the neck often results in dizziness (vertigo) that can last from a few minutes to weeks if left untreated.
- Extreme Fatigue or Sleepiness – During the initial stress of an accident your adrenal glands trigger the release of cortisol. This gives a boost of energy, enabling you to remain alert. As soon as your body sense it is safe, your muscles relax, so it can harness as much energy as possible to enable healing to begin.
Dr. Andrea Jordheim specializes in treating whiplash injuries with the latest in chiropractic techniques and therapies. Our friendly and professional staff is knowledgeable about insurance benefits and billing.
Call us at 970-812-5559 to learn about how our whiplash treatment, which can mean the end to your pain. We hope you choose us as your source for chiropractic care in Grand Junction. After an accident, it is important for your whiplash treatment to begin as soon as possible.