Visit Oakland, CA Chiropractor, Dr. Eva Whitmore Immediately After an Accident to Alleviate Pain and Prevent More Serious Injury Resulting from Whiplash
Whiplash Treatment in Oakland, CA: It is very important that you seek care from Oakland Chiropractor, Dr. Eva Whitmore immediately after a car accident or other type of accident that results in whiplash. The effects of whiplash can worsen or can lead to long-term pain if it is not addressed right away. At Balance Chiropractic Health Center, Dr. Whitmore offers chiropractic care and holistic healing options to aid in a patient’s recovery.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by a sudden forward, backward or sideways movement of the head. This movement can result in sprain or muscle strain and can have more severe effects as well. Whiplash can be the result of a car accident, sports accident, work accident or other type of accident where an impact or collision causes the head to suddenly jerk beyond its normal limits.
The body may not be able to feel the full extent of whiplash injuries until hours, days, weeks or even years later due to adrenaline and other stressors masking the pain. It is also hard to document whiplash because most cases do not include broken bones and soft tissue injuries are not registered on traditional x-rays.
When patients do experience symptoms, they often include one or a number of the following:
- Neck pain
- Low back pain and/or back stiffness
- Pain in the legs, arms, hands and feet
- Pain in the face or jaw
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurred vision
- Numbness or tingling sensation
- Difficulty swallowing
Uncovering a Whiplash Injury at Balance Chiropractic Health Center
Dr. Eva Whitmore will evaluate the entirety of a patient’s spine as other areas may also be affected by whiplash. She will also use the holistic healing approach as part of the process. Chiropractic care can bring your body back to how it used to be pre-whiplash. Dr. Whitmore will work with each patient on an individual basis to find the most effective course of action.