7 Signs You May Have Whiplash and Why to Visit a Chiropractor After an Auto Accident
Do you experience some tingling sensation, numbness, muscle tension, or pain in some parts of your body days or weeks after an auto accident? You might have whiplash.
The condition is caused by sudden and severe jerking motions of your head and neck that may injure the nerves, tissues, and/or bones on your cervical spine. But since the adrenaline and endorphins released by your body during trauma can numb the pain for days or even weeks, it can be difficult to tell whether you have whiplash until the symptoms fully kick in.
So, how do you know if you have whiplash and how can a chiropractor help?
7 Whiplash Symptoms to Look Out For
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms a few days or weeks after an accident, you might have a whiplash:
- Difficulty and pain when turning your head
- Constant ringing sound in your ears
- Numbness or tingling sensation in your extremities, particularly the fingers
- Pain when chewing or swallowing food
- Headaches, moodiness, dizziness and/or brain fog
- Inflammation and soreness on your back and neck
- Neck muscle spasms
You may experience one or several symptoms at the same time.
Why Do You Need to See a Chiropractor After an Auto Accident?
Scientific studies revealed chiropractic care to be an effective whiplash treatment. During the procedure, a chiropractor will use spine manipulation techniques to restore your neck joints, muscles, and bones to their natural position.
By restoring a healthy alignment in your spine, a chiropractor will jumpstart your body’s natural healing process. This will relieve neck pain and soreness, headaches, and other non-painful symptoms of whiplash. Besides providing relief for whiplash, a chiropractor might refer you to a more appropriate health professional if needed.
Comprehensive Car Accident Treatment in Grapevine, TX
At Innovate Health, we understand that all your body’s systems are interconnected, and your general well-being largely depends on the health of your spine and nervous system. By restoring a healthy alignment, we kick start your body’s natural healing process to treat whiplash and other injuries or complications that may arise following an auto accident.
For comprehensive whiplash treatment, call us at (817) 329-3552 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Payne.