Warning Signs Of Whiplash

How your chiropractor in Chula Vista, CA, can help you recover from whiplash

If you’ve ever been in an auto accident, chances are you’ve suffered whiplash. It’s a common condition resulting from your head and neck being suddenly whipped around. Whiplash can cause strain in your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Severe whiplash can also cause alignment problems in your cervical vertebrae.

Fortunately, your chiropractor can help you feel better. Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, provides a wide range of chiropractic and wellness services, including whiplash treatment, to help you recover.

There are some obvious signs and symptoms of whiplash, but they can be delayed, often developing in the hours following the accident. Common signs and symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Neck stiffness and pain
  • Increasing neck pain when you are moving
  • Headaches at the base of your skull
  • Increasing pain in your upper back, shoulders, and arms
  • Numbness and tingling in your arms
  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Problems sleeping or concentrating

For mild whiplash symptoms, you can try a few simple home therapies like these:

  • Placing ice or heat packs on your neck
  • Resting and limiting movement for a few days
  • Taking over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medication
  • Performing gentle neck, shoulder, and arm stretches

For moderate to severe whiplash symptoms, you should visit your chiropractor for professional whiplash treatment. Common chiropractic treatments for whiplash include:

  • Manual adjustment of your cervical spine and shoulder joints
  • Therapeutic massage to boost blood flow and help you heal
  • Electrical stimulation (TENS) to help your muscles relax
  • Immobilization with a neck collar to stabilize your neck
  • Physical therapy, to increase range-of-motion and flexibility

You don’t have to suffer from whiplash when relief and recovery are just a phone call away. To learn more about the signs and symptoms of whiplash and whiplash treatment, call Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA. You can reach him in the office by calling (619) 427-4747, so call now.


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