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What is whiplash?
Whiplash is short or long-term pain, resulting from a quick back and forth jerk of the neck. Such motion causes stretching, and even tearing depending on the severity of the strain, of ligaments and tendons in the neck. Common causes of include:
- Car accidents
- Sports injuries
- Physical abuse
- Heavy blows to the head
What are signs and symptoms of whiplash?
- Pain/stiffness of the neck, shoulders or upper back
- Limited range of motion in the neck
- Ringing in the ears
- Trouble with concentration or memory
- Arm, leg or shoulder numbness
- Jaw pain
Why see a whiplash chiropractor?
Mild neck injuries can often be treated with medication or ice packs. But due to the long-term effects of neck injuries, it is recommended you see a chiropractor regardless of the severity of your pain. Consulting with a chiropractor who specializes in sports injuries or auto accidents will help you treat your pain and prevent a mild injury from becoming a lifelong issue.
Common chiropractic treatments for whiplash include:
- Muscle stimulation and relaxation
- Manipulation of the spine
- Chiropractic exercises
- Lifestyle changes
What to expect at Rittenhouse Square Chiropractic
At Rittenhouse Square Chiropractic, our chiropractors are committed to helping you live pain-free. We’ll start your chiropractic treatment with a careful physical assessment to determine the full effect of your injuries. From there, we’ll put together a combination of chiropractic, exercise and physical therapy treatments to help your condition improve over time.
When will my whiplash go away?
Everyone’s recovery time is different and dependent on the severity of your injury, your treatment methods and your personal healing rate. The best thing you can do to aid your recovery is to pursue continuous treatment at a rate recommended by your whiplash chiropractor. Pushing yourself too far, too soon can result in worsened, long-term injury.
Contact Rittenhouse Square Chiropractic with any further questions or to schedule your consultation!