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Involved in a Car Accident? Here Are the Top Signs You May Have Whiplash

Written By Salud Chiropractic on November 7, 2018

There were over 15,000 people injured in car accidents in 2015 — and the number has climbed every year since.

If you’ve been in an automobile accident, there’s a good chance you may have whiplash. 

Top Signs of Whiplash

Most signs of whiplash show up within a day or two of your accident. They can include

  • Headaches

  • Neck pain

  • Loss of motion in your neck

  • Tingling in your hands or arms

  • Dizziness

However, some signs don’t manifest until well after the accident occurs — sometimes as long as weeks to months later. These can include:

  • Blurry vision

  • Depression

  • Memory issues

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Tinnitus

  • Problems concentrating

If you’ve been in an accident — even if you feel “okay” right afterward — you should be seen by a chiropractor skilled in auto injury treatment to ensure that your spine is in good health.

Chiropractic Care — Safe, Effective Whiplash Treatment

Chiropractic care has been proven to help people with whiplash manage subacute, acute, and chronic pain associated with these injuries.

Chiropractors — particularly those with experience in auto injury treatment — can mechanically assess your cervical spine and vertebra. 

Oftentimes, manipulation of the soft tissue will reveal problems that X-rays can miss. 

After your exam, your chiropractor will develop an individualized treatment plan that will include the gentle, effective spinal manipulation that chiropractic is known for. 

Spinal manipulation can help reposition misaligned vertebrae into their normal places to restore function and reduce pain.

In addition, chiropractic care can be administered in-office with no downtime and without the use of prescription medications that have the potential to cause addiction.

Help for Whiplash in Rohnert Park

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident — or if you’ve sustained any injury that caused your neck to move quickly in a back-and-forth motion, such as being tackled or shaken — you may have whiplash.

Please get to Salud Chiropractic as quickly as possible — whether or not you are experiencing the symptoms listed above.

The doctors at Salud have extensive experience determining whether or not patients injured in motor vehicle accidents and other impact injuries have whiplash. 

They are standing by to give you the highest level of chiropractic care possible to treat your pain and heal your spine.

So, call (707) 206-9717 today to make sure that your spine, neck, and health stay intact following your car accident.

Posted In: Chiropractic Whiplash Treatment