Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of Whiplash

WhiplashAuto Accidents are a common cause of whiplash. The term whiplash refers to the various neck injuries that can be sustained after a sudden, forceful extension of the neck. This is commonly caused by the force of one car impacting another, usually from behind.

If you have been involved in an auto accident, you may have experienced some of the painful and uncomfortable symptoms of whiplash.The symptoms and the level of pain vary from patient to patient. Most commonly, people who suffer from auto accident injuries experience signs and symptoms such as soreness, stiffness and reduced range of motion in the neck and back. Here is more comprehensive list:

Signs & Symptoms of Whiplash:

  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Weakness
  • Trouble Swallowing
  • Jaw Discomfort
  • Dizziness
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Tingling
  • Headache

Sometimes the the signs and symptoms have an early onset. You may notice neck pain and stiffness immediately after the collision. There may be other immediate symptoms such as headache or dizziness that come about as well. Some neck and back injuries related to whiplash take a few weeks become noticeable.

So what do you do if you have injured in an auto accident in Delaware and are experiencing uncomfortable neck and back pain? The chiropractic doctors in our Newark, Dover and Wilmington offices can help with the treat your pain and heal your injuries.

Chiropractic Treatments for Whiplash:

  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Muscle Relaxation & Stimulation
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Chiropractic Exercises

Our chiropractic doctors don’t just pin point and treat your pain and injury and send you on your way. We look at our patient as a whole. We know that in order to prevent further pain and injury we have to help our patients focus on their overall, long-term health objectives.

Want To Start Healing?

Contact one of our Delaware chiropractic offices today to set up an appointment or inquire about our services and to learn how chiropractic doctors can help ease the pain and symptoms of whiplash injury.