WHIPLASH AND NECK PAIN
Whiplash Treatment, Spine Injury Care & Recovery
When dealing with the aftermath of a car accident, you don’t want to worry about your neck or spinal health making it important to get checked out for whiplash as soon as possible.
Your neck, back, and spine can be a very real concern after a car accident. Even if you are lucky enough to avoid serious injury during the initial impact, whiplash can be a serious problem that may only show itself well after the actual injury or accident has been sustained.
Without proper whiplash treatment, many sufferers of whiplash can experience a host of painful and even debilitating symptoms that can have a serious impact on their life and their mobility.
Here at Toronto Accident Rehab, we offer a host of services from physiotherapy and chiropractic care that can be used to treat your whiplash pain and get your life back to normal after jarring accidents and injuries.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues on the neck and spine like ligaments, tendons, and muscles. While certainly not exclusive to car accidents, it is an injury that is most often linked with car accidents because the extreme force your neck tries to absorb during vehicular collisions can cause your neck to move outside of its normal range of motion.
This will put strain on the soft tissues in your neck that can lead to a host of short and long term complications. What’s more, whiplash is often difficult to diagnose, as it does not typically show up on a standard x-ray. In severe cases, an MRI or a CT scan may be required to confirm a diagnosis of whiplash.
Some symptoms you may experience if you have whiplash include:
Neck pain and swelling
Lower back pain
Pain originating between the shoulder blades
Severe headaches that medication doesn’t seem to ease
Dizziness and blurred vision
A ringing in your ears
A limited range of motion in your upper body
Seeing as whiplash is an injury that deals with the neck and spine, it is highly recommended that you do not attempt to treat these symptoms yourself. Seeking the immediate help of a chiropractor or medical professional can get you the diagnosis and the care that you need to start treating the injury. People who have been in car accidents and other collisions recently should be aware that whiplash can take several days to manifest symptoms.
However, generally the more quickly symptoms appear, the more severe the overall fallout can be. Make certain that you don’t put off finding help.
Treating Whiplash with a Qualified Chiropractor
Our professional Chiropractors can make adjustments in the spine and neck to help alleviate pain, reduce swelling, and help get your spine realigned into a healthy configuration.
Massage therapists can soothe sore muscles with a variety of techniques including medical, Swedish, and deep tissue massage to help alleviate pain and reduce swelling.
Muscles can be trained with acceleration training using Power Plate. These stimulate muscles to contract and release, strengthening them against further injury.
By using one or any combination of these techniques, we can begin to treat the symptoms of whiplash injuries and get you back on the road to a healthy neck and back.
Don’t Put Off Whiplash Treatment or Injury Therapy
The neck and spine is an important part of the human anatomy, and any injury to them can be serious in its long term consequences. The sooner you seek help in treating whiplash symptoms, the sooner you can be on the road to recovery. Whiplash can take as little as six weeks to recover from, or you can be feeling its debilitating effects for years to come.
Don’t live in pain when there is another option. Get help from our experienced professionals today. We specialize in treating whiplash symptoms and can find the treatment plan that is best for you. If you’ve been in a car accident or some other kind of high force collision, make sure to monitor your neck and spine health. Are you experiencing pain, swelling, or dizziness? Can you turn your head a full 180 degrees? Are headaches plaguing you? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, seek help now and give us a call or schedule an appointment here.