Whiplash Treatment with Our Fayettevile Chiropractor at Fayetteville Accident and Injury Center
Whiplash can be a serious condition if left untreated. This is the most common injury incurred in vehicular accidents. However, few people understand what it is and how to treat it. Luckily our chiropractor can provide that treatment. If you are looking for a chiropractic care in the Fayetteville area, then Fayetteville Accident and Injury Center is here for you.
What Causes Whiplash?
This injury occurs when the head or neck is suddenly forced to move in one direction and then “whip” back in the opposite direction. This motion causes rapid movement of the stabilizing smaller muscles of the neck as they try to compensate for the larger muscles that are not strong enough to do on their own.
What is it?
This rapid whipping motion of whiplash causes injuries to the supporting tissues of the neck and head. These tissues include discs, ligaments, muscles, intervertebral joints, and nerve roots.
Furthermore, in severe cases, there is damage to the delicate bones of the cervical spine as well as the soft tissues that surround it. Without treatment, these injuries can cause long-term difficulties, pain, and loss of mobility that is difficult – and dangerous – to treat with medication alone.
Common signs that you may have whiplash include:
- Blurred vision
- Pain and stiffness in the neck
Why it is Important to Treat Whiplash Immediately
Often, it can take up to 48 hours for signs and symptoms of whiplash to present themselves. That is why it is important to seek chiropractic care immediately following an accident. This helps to get any “hidden” injuries like this to be diagnosed before pain and stiffness set in. Furthermore, it helps by getting a treatment plan in motion before the damage done by whiplash becomes a permanent problem.
Chiropractic Care in Fayetteville for Whiplash
Here at Fayetteville Accident and Injury Center, we will develop a treatment plan with you in mind by:
- Taking a personal and medical history
- Conducting a physical exam and a neurological exam
- Ordering any additional imaging tests such as x-rays, MRIs, or CAT scans.
Once we know what you need you will be treated with a specifically designed regimen of proven chiropractic techniques and treatments. These may include:
- Manual spinal manipulation and adjustment
- Targeted massage
- Spinal decompression
Our chiropractor at Fayetteville Accident and Injury Center – Joshua McDowell – is a chiropractor in Fayetteville that holds a special certification in whiplash treatment, one of only two chiropractors who do in fact. He completed a course in Whiplash & Brain Injury Traumatology at the Spine Research Institute of San Diego in 2012.
Schedule an Appointment Today with Fayetteville Accident and Injury Center in Fayetteville, NC Today!
Stop by Fayetteville Accident and Injury Center in Fayetteville, NC to discuss your chiropractic needs or give our helpful staff a call at (910) 484-2001 today.