Whiplash is a common injury that results from the violent motion of the head responding to impact, such as in a car accident. Though whiplash tends to be most closely associated with car accidents, it can occur in other circumstances, too. This includes contact sports and falls such as when playing hockey, football or lacrosse. If you live, work or attend school near Blaine, Minnesota, Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab in Blaine, MN can treat your whiplash symptoms and get you back to feeling like yourself. A list of common whiplash symptoms is listed below.
Common whiplash symptoms include
● Stiffness and/or pain in neck muscles;
● Pain or discomfort associated with any movement of your neck;
● Radiating pain in your arms, shoulders, and/or upper back. You may also feel a tingling sensation or numbness in your arms;
● Decreased range of motion in your neck;
● Headaches that emanate from the back of your head or base of your skull;
● Vertigo and/or loss of balance;
● Feeling tired at times when you normally would not.
Professional Treatment of Whiplash Symptoms
In addition to physical pain and discomfort, untreated whiplash can also lead to depressive episodes, sleep disruption, increased irritability, memory lapses, and difficulty maintaining concentration. Whiplash is the result of a violent motion of the head. It is to be expected, therefore, that whiplash can result in spinal bone bruising, damage to disks in your spine, and damage to other soft tissue, such as muscles, ligaments, and nerves in and around your neck. It is very important that you receive professional treatment if you have experienced whiplash. Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab is an ideal source of treatment for all aspects of whiplash and its associated symptoms. Our treatment is personalized to your specific injury and your symptoms.
We most often associate whiplash with automobile accidents, specifically those that involve a rear-end collision. In such accidents, the instantaneous change in momentum causes the head to snap back and then violently forward. It is important to note that even minor car accidents can result in whiplash. If you have been in a more serious accident, whiplash may seem like a natural and expected outcome. However, even if your accident was minor, you may experience serious whiplash symptoms. In fact, you may develop pain long after the accident. It is entirely possible that you are experiencing whiplash symptoms and you should seek treatment.
Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash Symptoms
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, now is the time to call Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab at (763) 205-3781 to schedule an appointment so we can help you feel relief.