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Whiplash FAQs

If you’ve ever been in an auto accident, chances are you’ve experienced the painful symptoms of whiplash. Even minor auto accidents can result in whiplash. These FAQs from Cutitta Chiropractic in Greenfield, PA provide greater insight into whiplash causes and symptoms and what you can do for treatment.

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What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a neck injury that may occur when your head is thrust forward and back violently, straining muscles and tissues in your cervical spine. Although this injury is associated mostly with auto accidents, it can also occur during a slip and fall, workplace accident, or sports collision. Even minor auto crashes at slow speeds can put you at risk of this injury.   

What damage can whiplash cause?

Damage from whiplash may range from strained muscles and tissues in your neck to dislocated cervical vertebrae to herniated discs in your spine. These injuries can impair joint function and restrict your neck mobility and flexibility. If a herniated disc presses on spinal nerves, you will feel even more incapacitated due to painful neck and back symptoms.

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

Whiplash symptoms may vary from one person to the next, depending on the severity of a person’s injury. Some people don’t feel pain at all for the first few days due to the shock to their nervous system. Afterwards, pain may start to set in. In general, whiplash can cause neck stiffness, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, facial pain, and dizziness. Some people have trouble sleeping or experience problems with their vision and hearing.

How does chiropractic care alleviate whiplash neck pain?

Working with an experienced chiropractor is key to overcoming whiplash neck pain and getting back on your feet. Our Greenfield, PA chiropractor is well versed in whiplash treatment and can help you achieve long-term relief. Chiropractic whiplash treatment may consist of a combination of therapies to expedite your healing. Adjustments may be used to correct misalignments in your cervical spine, spinal decompression to stabilize herniated discs, and soft tissue massage to ease muscle tension and send nutrient-filled blood to injured areas for quicker healing. After evaluating your condition, our chiropractor will determine the best course of action for your treatment.

Why should I see a chiropractor for whiplash treatment?

Whiplash often results in muscle, joint, and connective tissue injuries which chiropractors specialize in treating. Chiropractic care is also non-invasive and drug-free, eliminating the risk of developing a drug dependency.

See Our Greenfield, PA Chiropractor for Whiplash Treatment

If you’re in the throes of whiplash pain and discomfort, contact our Greenfield, PA chiropractor to learn more about chiropractic whiplash treatment. To schedule a consultation for whiplash diagnosis and treatment, call Cutitta Chiropractic at (412) 235-7103.