Whiplash is when your neck is abruptly jerked back and forth causing harm to the soft tissues in your neck. Symptoms of this extreme extension and flexion of your neck can be delayed anywhere from several days to a month after the initial injury. Whether the cause is sports, a car accident or something else, a thorough chiropractic check-up can be very beneficial to your health. Many people think that chiropractors only deal with bone and joint injuries, but our doctors at Bolingbrook Family Chiropractic are also highly knowledgeable in soft tissue work.
When your neck experiences sudden movement from whiplash, your ligaments and soft tissues often tear or overstretch causing your other neck muscles to tighten up as a defense mechanism. These tense/torn muscles can cause a variety of symptoms that our chiropractors can help treat, such as:
- Tingling or Numbness
- Pain in the neck and shoulders
- Blurred Vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Lower back pain
- Pain in the mouth and jaw
While it may seem like there are a lot of symptoms, many whiplash injuries can be healed within six months with the proper chiropractic care. Whiplash is a very unique injury that demands the attention of a skilled specialist, like the ones we have here! When you visit us with any type of injury, we will treat you with a combination of rehabilitation exercises, neck pain treatment, back pain treatment and more. We will have you walking out of our office feeling restored. Call us today to set up an appointment!
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