What Is Whiplash?
According to research, over three million people in the United States suffer from whiplash. Whiplash is most commonly caused by car accidents but can also be caused by other activities such as contact sports. So, what exactly is whiplash? At Spine One Chiropractic Center, we see patients all the time who are dealing with the pain and discomfort of whiplash. Here’s a quick overview of what you need to know about this condition and why you should seek professional chiropractic care.
When you get whiplash, it means that you have suffered from a neck injury. The neck is made up of a lot of sensitive tissue, including bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This complex system of tissues works together to keep your head upright and allow you to move it from side to side and up and down.
What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?
The symptoms of whiplash can vary from person to person, but there are some common symptoms that we see in our patients. These include:
- Pain and discomfort in the neck
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
- Ringing in the ears
- Sleep disturbances
How Is Whiplash Diagnosed?
We take a comprehensive approach to diagnosing whiplash and other spine conditions. We will start with a thorough review of your medical history and symptoms. We will perform a physical examination and may order imaging tests such as x-rays, MRIs, or CT scans. These tests allow us to get a clear picture of what’s going on inside your neck and rule out other potential causes of your symptoms.
Once we have a diagnosis, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan that’s tailored to your specific needs. This may include a combination of chiropractic care, physical therapy, and other treatments. Best of all, our treatment plans do not rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery to produce results.
Contact Spine One Chiropractic Center
The sooner you get help, the sooner you can start feeling better when it comes to whiplash. Our chiropractors at Spine One Chiropractic Center will work with you to develop a treatment plan that gets you back to feeling your best. If you are experiencing symptoms of whiplash don’t delay, contact one of our offices in Egg Harbor, Northfield, Atlantic City, or Cherry Hill, NJ. Call our team today at (609) 965-5533 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.