Whiplash and Chiropractic Care from an Auto Accident Injury
Whiplash refers to a neck injury resulting from a forceful and sudden motion. The reason it is called whiplash may be because it resembles a whip's cracking, during which the neck and head may be forced rapidly to move from side to side or in a back-and-forth motion. The force is so strong it can damage the muscles and connective tissues in the neck and cause pain in the upper back areas. We at Canyon Crossing Chiropractic provide chiropractic care for those who work or live in the Puyallup, WA area who may be experiencing pain and discomfort due to an auto accident injury or other traumatic events.
An auto accident is a common cause of whiplash. Certain other types of accidents might cause whiplash as well, such as those that can happen during sports The severity of whiplash that may be the result of an auto accident injury and might vary. The following factors might contribute to the intensity of the injury:
- The direction of the collision.
- The speed of the vehicles.
- The injured person’s gender, age, and overall physical condition.
Whiplash injuries can potentially be tricky. This is because its symptoms may not appear at the time of the event (or right after the event) that caused the injury. Some symptoms of whiplash may not begin to appear days/weeks after the incident.
As a result, it might be a good idea to avoid assuming that you are uninjured if you have no pain (or are otherwise asymptomatic) soon after the event. In fact, your decision to postpone a chiropractor evaluation or to seek treatment might stop you from being able to get care early and potentially cause you more pain.
Whiplash symptoms might include:
- An increase in stiffness/pain in the neck as you move.
- Tenderness in the general region.
- A reduced range of motion for your neck.
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Whiplash might have the potential to misalign discs or vertebrae in the cervical spine and shoulder regions.
While some people might recover from a whiplash injury without medical care, there are those that might benefit from the care of a chiropractor to help avoid possible chronic, long-lasting pain. Our team at Canyon Crossing Chiropractic in Puyallup, WA, can help to restore your range of motion and movement with various non-invasive chiropractic adjustments and therapies. Contact us today at (253) 271-6750.