“Whiplash” causes the head and neck to “whip” or snap from back to front. This movement commonly happens during auto collisions but can also happen during a variety of accidents and falls. Unfortunately, the results of whiplash can take victims weeks or months to notice. To help understand your whiplash injury and how to treat it at Back on Track Family Chiropractic, call (801) 504-6125.
Whiplash in Spanish Fork
Many accidents and injuries can result in whiplash, including car accidents, physical assault or contact sports. The results of the impact may include:
- Misalignment or subluxation of the spine
- Herniated or bulged spinal discs
- Damage to the nerves
- Strained or pulled muscles or ligaments, especially around the neck
What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?
The results of whiplash can be mild or severe. Depending on the severity of the impact or the position of the headrest (especially if it is too low), injuries will vary. The worst forms of whiplash can result in damaged tissue or fractures. Please see our chiropractor for a thorough examination and X-rays if you have any of the following after your accident:
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, arms or upper back
- Difficulty or discomfort when turning your head
- Numbness in the limbs
- Fatigue, depression or dizziness
- Ear ringing
- Blurriness in your vision
- Headaches or migraines
- Difficulty falling asleep
It can be difficult to trace back the source of your symptoms to whiplash. That is why Dr. David Baggaley recommends visiting our office even if you have been previously cleared by your general doctor. Our chiropractor can determine whether there are any lingering effects from your injury.
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
When you visit our office, our chiropractor will be able to treat the nerves, muscles, ligaments and vertebrae damaged by whiplash. If you are searching for non-invasive, effective whiplash treatment in Spanish Fork, Utah, reach out today!