There is always a chance you could one day be the victim of a car crash and suffer from debilitating symptoms because of it. One of the most common, yet painful conditions following a car crash is whiplash. Whiplash is a condition that can appear weeks or months after an accident. It's important to visit a chiropractor for help as soon as you're the victim of a crash. They can help treat your injuries as soon as they occur. At Milton Chiropractic & Massage in Milton, GA, we have ample experience helping our patients recover from whiplash, neck pain, and other car crash injuries.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a condition in which the sudden stopping motion of a vehicle following an accident affects a person’s neck and upper back. This violent whipping motion when someone is involved in an accident is where the name "whiplash" originates. Whiplash can be accompanied by a variety of symptoms such as:
- Neck pain
- Upper back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Changes in personality
Whiplash symptoms can take a while to appear, so many people might not realize they're suffering from this condition weeks after an accident. Visiting a chiropractor can help you get to the root cause of your symptoms if you're experiencing whiplash.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
A chiropractor will conduct a physical exam to determine if neck pain and shoulder pain are the results of whiplash. By asking questions about the accident, when the pain started, what makes the pain better, and other similar questions, a chiropractor can determine the best course of treatment for whiplash.
They can also determine if it is whiplash through x-rays and imaging tests.
Treatment for whiplash can include:
- Massage therapy for sure and injured muscles around the neck and upper back
- Manual adjustments to realign the spine after whiplash
- Spinal decompression to treat herniated discs worsened by a crash
- Myofascial release, trigger point therapy, soundwave therapy, and electrical stimulation to target specific injured tissues around the body
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Milton, GA, for Whiplash Treatment
Being involved in a car accident is a scary experience. Fortunately, there is help available for recovery at Milton Chiropractic & Massage In Milton, GA. Call us today at (770) 751-9224 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.