Whiplash is a term used to describe an injury that is sustained from a sudden movement in one direction, followed by a sudden movement in the opposite direction. Whiplash can occur with motor vehicle accidents, sport injuries, work related injuries or through other common mechanisms of injury. Whiplash is most commonly used to describe a sprain or strain of the supportive muscles and ligaments in our neck.
Symptoms of whiplash
The most common symptom of whiplash is neck pain and stiffness, making general movements difficult. Other side effects of whiplash are…
- Difficulty swallowing
- Blurred vision
- Vertigo (the sensation of the room spinning)
- Ringing in the ears
- Difficulty concentrating
If whiplash occurs in a sports related injury, symptoms can sometimes mimic concussion symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after an injury, it is recommended that you see a Chiropractic physician or your Primary care for evaluation.
Treatment of Whiplash
Chiropractic care can be very affective in treating whiplash. Chiropractic treatment can help reduce pain and inflammation and help restore normal motion in the spine.
Dr. Lori Mace DC, has multiple modalities that help facilitate the healing process and help decrease pain in the acute phase. Dr. Mace uses Graston Technique, a soft tissue mobilization therapy that reduces scar tissue, and exercise in the next phase of care to help improve flexibility and range of motion.
So if you have been injured…call us, Eugene Chiropractic Group , today to set up an appointment or free consultation.