Whiplash is a condition caused by a sudden, jerking movement of the head and neck and can lead to pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders. Our chiropractors at Spinal Health and Rehab Integrative Medicine, serving Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Arcadia, North Port, Cape Coral, and North Fort Myers, use various techniques to relieve pain and improve the range of motion in the neck. If you suspect you are experiencing whiplash, it is time to schedule an appointment with our team.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a condition that occurs when the head and neck are suddenly jerked forward or backward. This can happen due to a car accident, a fall, or other trauma. The sudden movement can damage the muscles and ligaments in the neck, leading to pain and stiffness. In some cases, the nerves in the neck can also be damaged, causing numbness or tingling in the arms or hands.
Symptoms of Whiplash
The symptoms of whiplash can vary from mild to severe. They may include:
Stiffness in The Neck
When the neck muscles and ligaments are damaged, they can become stiff and painful. The pain may become worse when you move your head or neck.
The pain from whiplash can radiate into the head, causing headaches.
The muscles and ligaments in the shoulders can also be affected by whiplash. This can lead to pain in the shoulders.
The damage to the nerves in the neck can cause pain to radiate into the arms and hands. This can also cause numbness or tingling in the arms or hands.
Whiplash can also cause fatigue. This is due to the pain and stiffness, making it difficult to sleep, and the stress of dealing with the injury.
What Causes Whiplash?
Whiplash is most commonly caused by car accidents. When a car is hit from behind, the head and neck are suddenly jerked forward. This can damage the muscles, nerves, and ligaments in the neck. Whiplash is also a common injury in sports. It can occur when a player is tackled or hit from behind. This can damage the muscles and ligaments in the neck.
Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment for whiplash. One of our chiropractors will perform a thorough examination to determine the cause of your pain. Then we will develop a customized treatment plan to relieve your pain and improve your range of motion. Treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and exercises.
Contact Our Chiropractic Clinic for Whiplash Treatment
If you have been injured in a car accident or other trauma, call our chiropractors serving Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Arcadia, North Port, Cape Coral, and North Fort Myers, FL. We will help you get on the road to recovery. Call our team today at (941) 205-2180 to schedule an appointment at Spinal Health and Rehab Integrative Medicine.