If you have been in an auto accident or suffered from any type of forceful injury, you may be suffering from whiplash. Whiplash treatment from your chiropractor in Lithonia at Full Body Rejuvenation Center can get you back on your feet in no time.
What is Whiplash and Why Does it Happen?
Whiplash is caused by a sudden and forceful back and forth motion of the neck and head. It is often the result of being struck from behind, but it may occur from force in any direction. These quick movements put extreme stress and strain on the cervical spine, which can result in mild to severe pain. Auto accidents are just one cause of whiplash. It can also occur from sports accidents, physical abuse, and other traumas. Typically, the pain goes unnoticed for many hours or even days before symptoms start to show.
Importance of Treatment
Without proper treatment, the symptoms of whiplash can take weeks to resolve on their own. Failure to receive timely treatment can also lead to depression and anxiety. Early treatment can lead to much faster recovery times.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Symptoms of whiplash vary from tingling in the extremities and headache to more severe back pain. It can also cause dizziness and muscle spasms. The back of the neck often feels extremely tender, and the individual may experience a loss or reduction of movement in the neck. Other symptoms include visual disturbances, ringing in the ears, arm weakness, and jaw pain.
How Our Chiropractor Can Help
Our chiropractor will evaluate your spine and other regions to identify any areas with restricted joint movement. To address the condition, our chiropractor may use a technique called motion and static palpation. She may also analyze how you walk and take note of your posture and spinal alignment. Diagnostic screenings may be given to get a good understanding of the severity of the injury.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
To learn more about whiplash treatment, contact our team at Full Body Rejuvenation Center in Lithonia at (770) 733-1381 to make an appointment.