Whiplash commonly happens after an auto collision, or other traumas like slipping, falling, or being hit hard while playing sports. Whiplash happens when the head is suddenly jerked back and forth beyond the normal limits. This sudden jerking motion can stretch, or even tear, the ligaments supporting the head, and the soft, pulpy discs between the spinal bones can bulge, tear, and rupture. Whiplash causes the vertebrae to be forced from their normal position, and will reduce range of motion.
It is also important to note that even if a car looks to have received little damage after an accident, the occupants can still suffer serious spinal injuries. So even if you have been in a minor accident, make sure to get checked out by a doctor after any type of collision.
- Blurred vision
- Pain in the shoulders
- Pain in the arms
- Pain in the hands
- Limited range of motion
- Lower back problems
The body will usually try to adapt, and symptoms can take a few weeks, or even months, to appear.
The approach our chiropractor will take to a whiplash injury is to perform chiropractic adjustments that will help normalize the spie function. After a thorough examination Dr. Beaber will recommend a series of visits that will help to restore proper motion and position of the spinal bones.
Please consult a chiropractor like Dr. Beaber before depending on addictive prescription pain medications, suffering through whiplash-related headaches, or submitting to surgery.
For a free consultation please contact our Noblesville office at (317) 776-1061 or visit our make an appointment page and let our pain management team help to improve your quality of life.