Whiplash is a serious injury resulting from the sudden and back-and-forth force to the neck area. At Balance Chiropractic Health Center's in Oakland and Sonoma, CA, and Salt Lake, UT Dr. Eva Whitmore can help patients in the Oakland, Sonoma, and Salt Lake area that suffer from whiplash injury.
Whiplash Q & A
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is caused by an unexpected and rapid jerking of the head backward and forward. This sudden movement results in the inability to move the neck at the typical range of motion. The soft tissues in the neck, including ligaments and muscles, are overextended and possibly torn. We commonly associate whiplash with rear-end car collisions, however, one can also get whiplash from sports injuries, physical abuse, horseback riding accidents, contact sports, cycling accidents, and rollercoasters.
What Are Signs or Symptoms of Whiplash?
Signs and symptoms of whiplash injury may include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Severe pain in neck movement
- Loss of range of motion in the neck area
- Headaches, mainly beginning at the base of the skull
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
How Long Will it Take Me to Recover From Whiplash?
If you are involved in an auto accident, you might not feel symptoms of whiplash for a few days or weeks. This is why it is critical to visit Balance Chiropractic Health Center's in Oakland, CA and Salt Lake, UT as soon as possible after being involved in a car accident. Dr. Eva Whitmore will evaluate the strength of the affected muscles. By addressing whiplash as soon as possible, Dr. Whitmore can provide a treatment that will alleviate and shorten recovery from this neck condition.
How is Whiplash Treated?
Balance Chiropractic Health Center's in Oakland, CA, and Salt Lake, UT offers a variety of treatments for whiplash. For most patients, chiropractic care involving spinal readjustments is useful for treatment. Dr. Whitmore will follow a holistic approach to see if your whiplash is the cause of any other health problems. By treating all associated issues, Dr. Whitmore will be able to treat whiplash more comprehensively and over the long term. As an applied kinesiologist, Dr. Whitmore is also trained in using muscle testing to see if the whiplash injury has caused any internal organ damage linked to this neck injury.