A Tallahassee chiropractor discusses whiplash. Whiplash is a relatively common injury that occurs to a person's head and neck following a rapid forward and backward movement of the head. Most cases are due to a car accident of some sort. Common symptoms of whiplash include stiffness, headaches, neck pain, and often complain of sudden dizzy spells. A whiplash injury can last anywhere from two day's to two month's, depending on how mild or severe the case. Cases that have gone untreated have resulted in nerve damage, and sometimes vertigo. Listen carefully, to the signs your body gives you.
Whiplash injury is very similar to Post -Concussion Syndrome, however this is usually due to vertigo or dizziness. Sixty percent of people that have whiplash, contract Vertigo as well. It has been said that everyone with whiplash may have permanent damage, but this is false.permanent damage is usually caused not only from forward and backward head movement, but side to side movement's as well. The combination of motions can cause brain injuries, muscle spasm, muscle tearing, and instability of the ligaments. In severe cases the spine is also fractured, causing permanent damage as well as possible brain bruise. For serious accidents it's important to be checked out an emergency room or urgent care.
Having discussed all of that, there is life after a whiplash injury with the right treatments. There are various gentle treatments. Most mild cases are helped with ice, and physical exercise. While the more moderate cases may need analgesics, chiropractic care, and massage, along with ice and physical exercise. Serious accidents with whiplash should be sent to the emergency room for further evaluation. Here at Pragle Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, Dr. Pragle uses, the AO Treatment, a more modern treatment allowing vibrations to help your body realign itself. Please feel free to email us or call at 850 508 5951 with any questions you may have. Online booking is also available for your convenience.
posted by Dr. Eric Pragle