Whiplash in Jacksonville
Car Accident Injury Treatment
One of the most common causes of whiplash is car accidents, however, other injuries can include contact sports, falls, and other types of traumas. It is important to note, whiplash symptoms may not be immediately apparent following an accident or injury. In some cases, symptoms don't appear for weeks. Symptoms can sometimes go undetected and therefore untreated for quite some time. This means you should not assume that you are not injured if you have been involved in an auto accident or sustained an injury that jarred your head and neck.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury that occurs when your neck is suddenly and forcefully jerked back and forth. It can result from forward, backward, or side-to-side movement. Whiplash damages the muscles, nerves, ligaments, and connective tissues in your neck and upper back along with the bones in the spine and the discs that cushion the spinal column.
Schedule an appointment with our chiropractors at (904) 320-0808 today if you have a whiplash injury.
What Causes Whiplash?
Rear-end car accidents are a common cause of whiplash, but injuries sustained in contact sports, falls, and other types of trauma can also cause it to occur.
Whiplash symptoms may not be immediately apparent following an accident or injury. In some cases, symptoms don't appear for weeks. Symptoms can sometimes go undetected and therefore untreated for quite some time. This means you should not assume that you are not injured if you have been involved in an auto accident or sustained an injury that jarred your head and neck.
Whiplash injury symptoms usually include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Pain that increases with movement
- Headaches that start at the base of the skull
- Decreased range of motion in the neck
- Tingling in arms
- Tenderness in the upper back and shoulders
- Difficulty concentrating
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Blurry vision
- Ringing in the ears
Symptoms vary from person to person. If whiplash was caused by a traffic accident, the direction of impact, speed of the vehicles, as well as your age, gender, and physical condition will play a role in determining your symptoms.
What Causes the Pain from Whiplash?
There are several reasons why you might suffer pain following whiplash. For starters, it may simply be sore muscles that are attached to the bones that were whipped in your neck. If the pain lingers for more than a day or two, it is likely more than just sore muscles. The spine within your neck may have been compressed, which can also pinch down on a nerve. If the bones have shifted out of the correct alignment, it will pull the muscles in your neck, which can result in additional muscles being pulled out of your back and down to your legs. To correct this issue, it is highly recommended to see a chiropractor and address the condition.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash
Whiplash injuries usually result in damage to your ligaments, muscles, tendons, and nervous system. It can also cause cervical spinal misalignments including dislocated vertebrae and herniated discs. These problems put pressure on the nerves that branch off from your spinal column, causing even more pain and discomfort.
Our team at Amazing Spine Care works to restore your movement and correct the position of your vertebrae that was disrupted in the accident. By restoring vertebrae and discs to the correct positions, trapped nerve roots are released, resulting in pain-free function. Our office in Jacksonville uses manual manipulation, massage therapy, trigger point therapy, exercise rehab, and soft tissue rehab to address your whiplash injury.
Treat Your Whiplash Injury in Jacksonville
If you have been in a car accident or have suffered any other kind of whiplash related injury it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with Amazing Spine Care. A single visit will allow us to pinpoint the source of your neck pain and, from there, treat the condition so that you can live your life pain-free.
We offer many services by utilize specialized, non-invasive chiropractic treatments to help you experience relief and restore motor function without surgery or drugs.