7 Signs You Have Whiplash and Why You Need Auto Injury Treatment
If you’ve been in an accident and have headaches or neck pain, you could have whiplash.
Today, you’ll learn why it’s so important to seek auto injury treatment after an accident and why that treatment should come from your Atlanta and Sandy Springs chiropractor.
7 Signs You Might Have Whiplash
Whiplash is a neck injury that’s sustained from sudden thrusting of the head forward and back, typically from being rear-ended, getting tackled while play sports, or even hitting your head really hard. Sometimes, whiplash can be sustained if you’ve been T-boned in an auto accident, and your head is forced from side to side.
You might not experience pain immediately after the accident. However, it will manifest itself in the days following your injury. The most common signs that you have whiplash and need chiropractic auto injury treatment are:
- Headaches at the base of your skull
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Loss of neck mobility
- Worsening pain when you move your neck
- Shoulder pain or stiffness
- Numbness or tingling in your arms or hands
- Dizziness or fatigue
The Goal of Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment
After your body has sustained an injury, two things happen:
- The inflammatory response
- Scar tissue is produced
While both responses are meant to help heal the damage done after an injury. However, left untreated, they can start to cause long-term damage and pain.
Your chiropractor will use a variety of therapies, including spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and spinal decompression. The goal is to:
- Break up scar tissue
- Reduce inflammation
- Reduce muscle tension
- Improve flexibility
- Reduce joint restriction
- Restore range of motion
- Reduce or eliminate pain
Keeping You Healthy and Pain-Free
Dr. Helene Levinson wants to help you get out of pain fast. Therefore, when creating a car accident injury treatment plan, she implements multiple modalities to reduce swelling, increase blood flow, and decrease pain.
In addition to the in-office treatments she provides, Dr. Levinson will recommend exercises, stretches, and other therapies you can do in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Building your strength, keeping your body flexible, and treating injuries right away with an auto injury treatment plan will keep you healthy, active, and mobile for years to come.
Do you have back or neck pain from an auto injury? Contact us at 404-257-0404 to schedule a consultation and see how we can help ease your pain.