Whiplash is a common occurrence in car accidents -- and also occurs in contact sports, horse riding or cycling accidents, blows to the head, and even with kids pushing and shoving. In a typical whiplash case, the body is pushed forward while the head remains behind for an instant, causing the head to rock violently forward and back, stretching and possibly tearing muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Whiplash symptoms may begin immediately after the accident or incident, as nerves and tissue become more swollen. Headaches, migraines, neck stiffness and back pain may often manifest a few days or even a few months after the injury.
Tearing, spraining and overstretching muscles and soft tissue can lead to months and sometimes years of neck and back pain, headaches or migraines.
Whiplash, left untreated, can lead to a chronic and debilitating life with neck and back pain, headaches, migraines and other symptoms caused by misalignment of the upper neck.
Treating Whiplash with Chiropractic
Chiropractic care – specifically Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic – is an effective treatment for whiplash. An Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor has advanced training to identify and correct upper cervical misalignment caused by a whiplash.
The treatment is gentle and precise, with no painful popping or cracking. Patients experience significant improvement and reduction of neck and back pain within the first few visits. More than 33% of the sensory information necessary to balance the body comes from the joints and muscles of the head and neck. An injury to that area of the body should never go untreated. If you or someone you know has had a fall, injury or accident call 480-325-6977 for a free consultation with Dr. Keith Lavender.