Signs, Symptoms, Treatment of Whiplash

Whiplash can happen in an instant.  The stoplight turns red, the driver behind you is looking down texting a really important message, and can't brake the car fast enough.  Crunch! Just like that you can get whiplash.  Even a small car crash, as low as 7 mph impact, can cause a whiplash injury to your brain, head and neck.  Following an auto accident, each person has their own unique response to the trauma.  Here are some symptoms.

Symptoms of Whiplash

  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Concussion
  • Tinnitus
  • Neck Pain
  • Lethargy

It's important to find a drug-free, non surgical treatment that will aid the natural healing of the spine, nerves, muscles, and ligaments around the head, neck, and shoulder.  A comprehensive exam by a highly rated medical professional including chiropractors.  The quicker you start chiropractic treatment the quicker you can recover and return to all of your normal activities.  Dr. Eric has seen clients struggle with dizziness and balance difficulties affecting their ability to cook, clean or even putting on clothes in the morning following a motor vehicle accident. 

Whiplash syndrome is very similar to Post -Concussion Syndrome, however this is usually due to vertigo.  It has been said that everyone with whiplash has 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. 

Whiplash Treatment

  • Dr. Eric offers gentle treatments of whiplash with the AO Treatment, cervical spine decompression plus medical massage.  
  • Medical Massage Therapy helps to reduce muscle spasms, release tension and promote healing and relaxation.  After a whiplash injury it's also important to regain full range of motion of the neck.