The moral of the story is soft tissue injuries don't show up on x-ray, but they are very real. A car travelling at even slow speeds can generate tremendous force on a person's neck, resulting in stretched, torn or sprained muscles and ligaments -- and lots of pain.
What are the Symptoms of 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
- Blurred vision
- Pain when turning the head
- Inability to move or turn the head fully
- Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, and fingers
- Ringing in the ears
- Difficulty sleeping
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 the condition 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 such as McKenzie and Medx protocols, soft tissue and muscular relaxation techniques and other methods, most people find great relief from the pain associated with whiplash.
Discover How Chiropractic Can Help You
Dr. Fred and Dr. Kathleen have decades of experience treating soft tissue injures due to whiplash. Call our team today at Deutsch Chiropractic Clinic to help you recover.