Whiplash FAQs

If you have been involved in an accident, chances are you might have sustained an injury like whiplash. Although whiplash is common in rear-end car accidents, you can experience this condition from sports and other physical activities. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer from whiplash. Our chiropractors at Southmetro Chiropractic Center and Affiliates have the training and experience to effectively treat auto accident injuries like whiplash using natural and non-invasive techniques. Here are a few questions we often receive about whiplash and how we can help.

How does whiplash happen?

Whiplash occurs when a collision causes your head to snap back and forth uncontrollably, causing tears in your neck’s ligaments, tendons, and muscles. While car accidents are notorious for this injury, you don’t have to be involved in a car accident to experience whiplash. You can get whiplash from falls, slips, and high-impact sports like football, rugby, gymnastics, and boxing.

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

Whiplash symptoms do not always appear immediately after the accident. It may take some days before the symptoms manifest. While whiplash isn’t a life-threatening condition, it can diminish a person’s overall quality of your life if left untreated. Common symptoms of whiplash to look out for include:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Back, shoulder, and neck pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue and difficulty sleeping

Don’t wait for these symptoms to set in before contacting us for a professional assessment. We can diagnose any misalignments or damage caused by whiplash for fast and effective treatment.

How does a chiropractor treat whiplash?

Whiplash may cause a misalignment in your spinal and cervical discs. We often recommend spinal adjustments for these conditions. This therapy aligns your vertebrae and discs, lifting pressure off the trapped nerves. The other treatments we may recommend include stretching and strengthening exercises, nutritional counseling, and massage therapy.

Visit Us for Auto Accident Injury Treatment from Our Chiropractors in the greater Atlanta, GA area

If you have recently been in an auto accident, don’t hesitate to contact us at Southmetro Chiropractic Center and Affiliates for quality chiropractic care. Our team is dedicated to providing our patients the care they need to live healthy and pain-free lives. Learn more about the therapies and techniques we offer and how they can benefit you.

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