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Whiplash

Dr. Fred and Dr. Kathleen at Deutsch Chiropractic have been treating whiplash cases for decades.

The term whiplash is used to describe the forward and back “whipping” that occurs to the neck after a person is involved in an auto accident. The injury typically results in an overstress of the muscles and ligaments to the neck and back, and occasionally causes problems to the deeper structures such as the vertebrae and discs.

What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

Whiplash injuries can range from mild to very severe. Injuries tend to be more significant with higher speed collisions or when the other vehicle in the collision is much larger that yours.

Common symptoms are:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder, upper back, and arm pain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain when turning the head
  • Inability to move or turn the head fully
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, and fingers
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty sleeping

Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

Because the majority of whiplash incidents impact the spine and the surrounding nerves and tissues, chiropractic care is an excellent avenue for treatment. Both Dr. Fred and Dr. Kathleen have received advanced whiplash-related training and are skilled in assessing the source of the pain associated with a whiplash injury and determining a plan for effective treatment.

Whiplash-related treatments at Deutsch Chiropractic are gentle, soothing and clinically proven to reduce pain and improve mobility. Through small adjustments, therapeutic exercise, kinesiotape, and soft tissue techniques people find great relief from the pain associated with whiplash and are set on a road to full recovery. Call our team today at Deutsch Chiropractic Clinic to help you recover from whiplash.

References For Whiplash

  • The Treatment of Neck Pain-Associated Disorders and Whiplash-Associated Disorders: A Clinical Practice Guideline. See comment in PubMed Commons belowJ Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2016 Oct;39(8):523-564.e27. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2016.08.007
  • Is exercise effective for the management of neck pain and associated disorders or whiplash-associated disorders? A systematic review by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24534390
  • Are manual therapies, passive physical modalities, or acupuncture effective for the management of patients with whiplash-associated disorders or neck pain and associated disorders? An update of the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders by the OPTIMa collaboration. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26707074