Whiplash refers to a specific injury that occurs when your neck is unexpectedly or forcefully moved in a way that resembles the cracking of a whip. This sudden motion can be back and forth or from side to side but often damages the region's neck muscles/tissue, causing neck pain.
We at Elite Chiropractic & Wellness Center provide chiropractic care for those who work or live in and around Beverly Hills, CA. If you have neck pain due to a car accident injury or other personal injury events, we are here to help.
What Causes Whiplash?
A whiplash injury is commonly caused when someone hits the car you are sitting in from behind. Depending on the collision speed and force, the individuals involved, and other factors, whiplash may be mild or severe. A traumatic fall or sports injury may also cause whiplash.
Whiplash is a trauma-based injury with tricky symptoms that may not appear immediately at the time (or right after) of the accident. There are times when whiplash symptoms may take days or weeks to fully manifest and become noticeable.
Just because you are asymptomatic or without pain soon after an event doesn't mean you have not sustained a whiplash injury.
Common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Increasing stiffness/neck pain
- Limited range of motion
- Tingling sensation radiating down one or both arms
- Headaches radiating through the neck from the skull
- Unexplained fatigue/changing sleep patterns
- Dizziness/vertigo/blurry vision
- Finding it challenging to concentrate/focus
- Ear ringing
Whiplash Treatment Options
While some people are fortunate to recover with rest after a car accident injury or personal injury event, some individuals might benefit from a professional like a chiropractor to treat a whiplash injury and its symptoms. Here are some treatment methods we might use:
- Lifestyle modifications
- Chiropractic adjustment
- Soft tissue therapies
- Therapeutic exercises for strength, mobility, and flexibility
Get a Chiropractic Adjustment for a Car Accident Injury, Neck Pain, or Personal Injury
Our team at Elite Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Beverly Hills, CA, can help restore your range of motion, strength, flexibility, and movement with various non-invasive chiropractic adjustment options and complementary therapies. Contact a member of our staff today at (310) 880-1695. A chiropractor on our team is here to help.