Whiplash Injury From Auto Accidents
Whiplash injury from auto accidents happens more often than you would think. It happens when the head abruptly jerks forward or backward. This causes the neck to move outside its normal range of motion. It has been likened to cracking a whip. This can strain or sprain muscles and tendons. Women are more likely to get whiplash injury from auto accidents than men. That’s because their soft tissues are weaker. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury. You may not notice it as soon as you would cuts and broken bones. Symptoms of whiplash injury from auto accidents may not develop for up to 24 hours. Just because you feel okay after the accident doesn’t mean you don’t have a serious injury. Severe whiplash may mean nerve damage. A delay in treatment could be costly.
Don’t Let Whiplash Injury From Auto Accidents Whip You
Whiplash is too often ignored or misunderstood.
Watch for these symptom of whiplash following a car accident:
- Neck pain, swelling, stiffness, or spasms
- Jaw tightness
- Trouble concentrating
- Tiredness or trouble sleeping
- Vision problems
- Ringing in the ears
- Pain or tenderness in the shoulders, arms, or back
- Numbness and tingling in the arms
- Trouble remembering things
If you have any of these symptoms after a car accident, come to Accident and Injury Chiropractic as soon as possible. Mild whiplash may be treated in just a few weeks. It could involve over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs. More serious whiplash may require more professional care. The first step in your health care plan is to educate you, the patient about your injury. At Accident and Injury, taking care of auto accident victims is all we do. We know exactly how to treat your whiplash to get you “on the road” to recovery in no time.
For more information on whiplash, click here for a detailed article from the American Chiropractic Association.