How Transformation Wellness Center LLC Treats Whiplash
Whiplash is an injury of the neck caused by a sudden jerking of the head backward and forward. It's most often associated with car accidents, close to two-thirds of people who are in car accidents experience at least some symptoms of whiplash. Some know right away but many don't actually feel these symptoms until up to 48 hours after an accident, which is why it is strongly encouraged that those involved in a car accident see a chiropractor as soon as possible, even if they don't feel injured.
Symptoms of Whiplash
There are several different symptoms of whiplash that emerge gradually after an accident. These include:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck, but this may extend to the shoulders, arms, and upper chest.
- Headaches at the base of the skull are common for those with a whiplash injury
- Other symptoms, which normally dissolve quickly, include dizziness, nausea, swallowing issues, and blurred vision.
Why Chiropractic Care in Grand Junction is the Right Choice for Whiplash Treatment
After a car accident, the emergency room is often the first place that people go, especially if injuries are severe. But often people neglect to see a neck specialist after the emgency has passed. A visit with an upper cervical chiropractic specialist is very important. Why? Properly evaluating and treating whiplash, beyond the acute phase, can help prevent long term issues from arising and give you the quickest and most comfortable transition back to health.
Whiplash Treatment From An Upper Cervical Chiropractor
Without treatment, you can still experience symptoms for several years after the accident. Recovery needs guidance because of the extreme shock it is on the body. Your body's normal defense mechanisms don't react fast enough to such a sudden whiplash and because of this your neck isn’t protected. A chiropractor can see how your injury has developing and help you work through it as your neck heals.
In the beginning, whiplash treatment may include supporting your head with a foam collar, and/or apply ice to reduce pain and swelling. After a couple of days, heat may be used in order to help heal the injury.
Whiplash effects the muscles, tendons and sometime even ligaments. In addition to car accidents, whiplash can also happen to people who play contact sports, such as football, rugby or hockey. If you or your child is involved in these types of sports or activities and get injured, it is a good idea to check and see if you have sustained an injury they may need treatment.
At Transformation Wellness Center LLC in Grand Junction, CO, we take our diagnostic and treatment process very seriously and work hard to make sure we find the right treatment combination that works for you. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact us at Transformation Wellness Center LLC in Junction, CO at 970-812-5559.
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