Whiplash is one of the most common injuries associated with auto accidents, and it is also one that causes long-term distress to patients. Getting treatment for whiplash can be surprisingly difficult, especially when symptoms do not develop right away or get progressively worse in the days and weeks following the accident. The care team at Apollo Chiropractor has helped many patients regain strength and mobility following a collision.
A Closer Look at Whiplash
Whiplash is a common way to refer to a neck injury caused by hyperextension. Tendons, muscles, and other soft tissues of the neck and upper back are stressed beyond their normal range of motion when the head moves in a whip-like motion during an impact. Many painful and debilitating symptoms result, including:
- Pronounced tenderness in the neck and upper back
- Neck immobility
- Severe cramping and muscle aches
- Limited shoulder, arm, and hand mobility
- Difficulty turning the head or making nodding motions
Some whiplash sufferers experience symptoms of nerve damage, including tingling skin, sensations of heat or coolness, and a pins-and-needles sensation. These symptoms can be especially challenging to treat and have the potential to significantly impact a patient’s quality of life.
Recovery Is Possible
Chiropractic treatment goes directly to the site of the injury and works to correct the normal position of spinal vertebrae, thereby restoring the proper alignment of soft tissue. A series of treatments works to gradually bring health and vitality back to the damaged tissues; before long, patients start to feel their painful symptoms improving.
Our chiropractors have studied whiplash injuries and whiplash treatment extensively, and bring a high degree of expertise to the care of each and every patient. You can feel confident in our ability to help you improve your quality of life following an auto accident.
If you have been in an auto accident and are experiencing the symptoms of whiplash or other injuries, Apollo Chiropractor can help. Call (801) 685-2862 or use our online form to schedule an appointment for yourself or a family member.