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Is it Whiplash or a Pain in the Neck?
Whiplash is defined as an injury to the neck, by moving the head forward and then backward in a rapid fashion that places strain on the neck muscles and ligaments.Whiplash is most common when the victim has been rear-ended, or hit from behind by another vehicle but can result from physical abuse (such as shaken baby syndrome) or contact sports. The symptoms of whiplash vary and are not limited to Restricted joint movement in spine or limbs
Displacement of spinal discs, also known as a herniation, which causes sharp pain down one or both arms; It also can create small tears in spinal tissue and damage the nervous system, which is followed by numbness, tingling and muscle weakness Chronic pain in the neck area Cognitive dysfunction that may include difficulty concentrating
When to See a Physician
If you have unrelated neck pain that persists for a period of time or you experience the following:
shooting pain through one or both arms Tingling or numb feeling in one or both arms or hands Inability to touch chin to your chest You may want to see Dr. Reza Naghavi DC at Walk In chiropractic Associates as he can diagnose an underlying problem.If you are not having any of the symptoms or find it goes away after changing positions, it may just be the result of poor posture.
AThe Severity of Whiplash
For some, neck pain resulting from an accident can be treated with ice and a light brace.Other times, it may disappear on its own or a person may find themselves feeling:
Pain in their jaw Significant damage to ligaments, discs, nerves or joints Difficulty swallowing
Irritability or unable to concentrate
If any of these symptoms persist, they should see a chiropractor so that x-ray as well as other tests may be performed to determine if there is an underlying problem.
Seeing A Chiropractor at Walk In Chiropractic Associates
The primary objective of the our chiropractor is to use gentle manipulations that treat the spine and discs so that they are aligned properly.These manipulations are also designed to reduce muscle spasms and rebuild muscle strength with the aid of physical therapy.
Walk In Chiropractic Associates’ chiropractor will first focus on reducing inflammation and check the neck, mid and low back. From there, the range of motion, disc injuries and muscle spasms will be examined. Other factors that will be noted are walking, posture and spinal alignment.A comprehensive exam provides an understanding of the individuals’ body mechanics. X-rays and /or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be taken along with the patient medical history to determine whether they can be treated.
Some cases of whiplash may only require ice and heat therapy to reduce inflammation and relax the muscles, respectively.Non-medicinal treatment may include acupuncture, massage or Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).
If you or someone you know may have experienced any or all of symptom described, then you may want to share this information with them or give our office a call to make an appointment. at 713-529-4808