Whiplash Injury Signs & How to Treat It.

Car accidents, severe or minor can result in injuries that are not visible such as abrasions and broken bones. Your car might not even need to touch another car for you to experience whiplash injury. Even a sudden braking, as found as a feature in many of the newer cars, could be enough on a sensitive neck.

Recovering from whiplash relies on early identification and treatment. If you think you have any of these signs of whiplash, talk to Dr. Jones to get a chiropractic examination.

Whiplash comes from hyper-extending your neck suddenly, particularly when your body is pushed one way while your head is pulled another. This can occur as one large injury, or even a very minor one such as a slip and fall.

According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash has many symptoms. The most common way it presents itself is in persistent neck pain and limited movement. Pain might radiate from the bottom of the head, resulting in a sharp headache or dizziness. Effects of whiplash can also travel down to the shoulders and arms, resulting in tenderness, tingling, numbness, and stinging jolts.

Whiplash doesn’t only manifest in pain in the neck region; its presence could also be felt through fatigue and blurred vision. Because vertebrae in your neck would be out of alignment, your nervous system functions could be impeded, resulting in memory problems, depression, irritability, and confusion.

To reiterate: The longer whiplash goes untreated, the harder a full, long term correction may take. Even if you’re unsure if you’ve experienced a whiplash injury, contact Dr. Jones at 526-3343 to set up your consula