Here at Peterson Chiropractic, whiplash is one of the most common spinal conditions we treat in our office. Most commonly, whiplash is caused as a result of a car accident, but any number of other incidents or accidents can lead to whiplash and subsequent pain. If you have recently been in an accident—even if you’re not yet experiencing symptoms—we recommend you come to our office for an evaluation.
Whiplash Pain Will Get Worse
Unfortunately, whiplash symptoms often don’t show up until a day or more after the accident. During that time in between, you may be mistakenly thinking that you’re not injured and can return to your regular activities.
Once whiplash symptoms manifest themselves, they rarely get better on their own. In fact, they could even get worse, resulting in severe back and neck pain, numbness or tingling in the extremities, and even sudden headaches or migraines.
Adjustments and Therapy Can Help
The good news is that whiplash can be treated by a skilled and experienced chiropractor. In most cases, chiropractors will recommend spinal adjustments as a means of treating whiplash; a spinal adjustment can help re-align the spine to reduce pressure and stress on the discs in between the vertebrae and the sciatic nerve. Of course, no two cases of whiplash are exactly alike, so we recommend stopping in for an evaluation and customized treatment plan from a chiropractor.
With the right treatment, you can enjoy relief from your whiplash symptoms and gradually get back to your regular way of life. It all starts with an appointment and evaluation from your local chiropractor.
Schedule an Appointment Today
At Peterson Chiropractic, we have extensive experience in handling and treating even the most severe cases of whiplash, and we are here to help you. We encourage you to call our office today to request an appointment. When you call, be sure to ask about our new patient special, where you can receive an exam and X-ray for only $49.
How would your life improve without the daily pain caused by your whiplash?