After a car accident, it’s common to experience whiplash. This happens because the neck is often forced to snap backward or forward suddenly, causing a severe strain on the muscles in the neck.
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What is whiplash?
Whiplash is characterized by pain and stiffness in the neck due to a strain on the muscles. Sometimes, this pain extends into the head, chest, shoulder, and arms.
Symptoms of whiplash include:
- Pain in neck, one or both arms, or returns after a few days
- Numbness and tingling
- Inability to move head
Often, symptoms do not present themselves until a few days after trauma. Although whiplash is most commonly associated with car accidents, sports injuries or other sudden traumas can cause it, too. It’s rare, but in some cases, broken bones are a symptom of whiplash.
If gone untreated, whiplash could result in pinched nerves or other forms of long-term trauma. Some patients who don’t get treatment experience chronic pain for the rest of their lives.
How is whiplash diagnosed?
First, Dr. Schrier will take your medical history, do a physical evaluation, and consult with you about the symptoms you’ve been experiencing.
He might also take X-rays in the office to make sure no bones were broken in the trauma.
He may also order an MRI or a CT scan to see how far the trauma goes. Once Dr. Schrier has a full picture, he will begin treatment.
How is whiplash treated?
Through specific spinal adjustments, Dr. Schrier can begin to realign your musculoskeletal system, relieving pressure on the neck and helping with trauma. He’s also skilled in NUCCA, a type of chiropractic care which focuses on relieving pressure where the head meets the neck.
Through the NUCCA method, Dr. Schrier can ensure the messages going through the brainstem to the rest of the body are not being distorted, and help you feel relief from your pain at the same time.
Dr. Schrier can see exactly where the misalignment is in the body, based on precision X-rays taken during the diagnosis process. This allows him to tailor-make each adjustment to your body’s condition, giving you a properly aligned spine, and relieving your whiplash pain.
If you or a loved one suffered whiplash in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach or any city in Palm Beach County, call us today at (561) 445-2648 to schedule a free consultation.