Whiplash and Neck Pain FAQs
Being involved in a car accident can be a scary experience. It can be even scarier if you realize you suffered from an auto accident injury. Although some simple car crashes might not lead to injuries, other moderate and severe car crashes can lead to injuries such as whiplash. Whiplash is a difficult condition that can take months to heal from. It may be important to get the help of a chiropractor on our team who can help determine the best treatment so you can recover fully from your whiplash.
At Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab in West Fargo, ND, our chiropractors and the rest of our chiropractic care team are here to help you recover from your whiplash or other auto accident injuries. We want to help you to live a life free of pain and will be with you to help provide treatment.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a type of auto accident injury that results from the jerking motion of the neck back-and-forth. This resembles the cracking of a whip, hence the name whiplash. Whiplash is a common type of auto accident injury that might not appear for weeks or even months after a car accident. This is due to the high levels of adrenaline and stress that can mask the symptoms.
The symptoms of whiplash may include neck pain, upper back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, dizziness, confusion, and even changes in personality.
Can a Chiropractor Treat Whiplash?
A chiropractor on our team can help provide treatment for whiplash by first conducting a full physical exam and determining the extent of your injuries. Everyone's body is different, so it's important to get a customized treatment plan that can help alleviate your specific symptoms and pain. A chiropractor on our team will help conduct a physical exam to determine if you have whiplash.
What Techniques Does a Chiropractor Use to Treat Whiplash?
A chiropractor on our team will use the results of the exam to conduct chiropractic treatments that can help alleviate pain and take pressure off the surrounding neck area. These treatments can include chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapies or spinal decompression to help alleviate pain associated with herniated or bulging discs that could have been aggravated during a car crash. Chiropractic adjustments can also help realign the spine, which could have been taken out of alignment during the crash.
Get Neck Pain Treatment with Us
At Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab, we're here to help our clients in West Fargo, ND, find relief from whiplash and other types of auto accident injuries such as neck pain. Call us at (701) 532-1699 to schedule an appointment.