A car crash can have a significant impact on the upper or lower body. Depending on where the effect came from (like the back or front of the vehicle) and how much the tissues and muscles suffered. When the neck gets injured from the sudden back and forth movement, that’s when people develop whiplash.
The injury can be pretty uncomfortable. It involves the tendons, nerves, discs, and muscles in the neck. By ignoring the problem, you can only make things worse. That’s why a Dallas chiropractor is your best bet. Here is a detailed analysis of typical auto injuries that patients treated with chiropractic help.
Signs of Whiplash
Whiplash is relatively easy to spot right after a car crash. But, it is not uncommon for the signs to appear later on, probably a couple of days or weeks after the event. When you do have whiplash, you might develop:
- Poor shoulder or/and back mobility
Of course, car crashes are not the only cause of whiplash. Any sudden or violent “whip” to the spine can trigger the condition.
Headrests are Key
To reduce the possibility of having a whiplash, it is a good idea to use headrests to their full potential. Adjust the top edge higher than the temples. The headrest should be positioned about 10 cm recessed from the head.
Other Whiplash Scenarios
Falling down the stairs or playing a violent, labor-intensive game can have the same effect. With adequate treatments, patients can completely recuperate.
Neck Health is Key
Those who recently had a misalignment and need to readjust the spine can rely on a Dallas chiropractor to get the job done. Our chiropractic team is well-versed in managing all kinds of tendons, muscles, and bone problems, including whiplash or a similar type of condition. To get your recovery back on the right track, contact our chiropractic team, and we will make sure that you overcome the whiplash symptoms.