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Have You Been In A Car Accident?

whiplash

At the time of a minor car accident, you may not realize you have sustained serious injuries to your body that X-rays may not detect.

Many people who have been involved in an accident in Kennesaw or Lawrenceville don't even realize they have received a whiplash injury until weeks or months later when the problem becomes persistent and leads to other issues. If your neck or back have been injured in an accident or other incident, this article will you to understand if you have a whiplash injury and how chiropractic care can help you with treatment.

“Time is of the essence.” Days, weeks and even months may pass before you experience any symptoms – swelling, decreased mobility and pain. If left untreated, over time the symptoms may become worse and may not be reversible. Your body is a finely tuned machine and when subjected to an automobile collision, all of your musculoskeletal structures are affected. The changes can cause debilitating pain and even permanent muscle and bone damage.

When you are in an automobile collision you may need the help of a Chiropractor as soon as possible. In most cases, your visit will be covered by insurance or the third party that is at fault. This means you can get the treatment you need without any out-of-pocket expenses.

If you have been in an automobile collision, you will need treatment today. This is what we offer to you.

All you need to bring with you on your first visit to our office is the accident report and car insurance information. We can start treatments the first day.

Even if you do not have health insurance, you can still come in for treatment. We work with many attorneys who specialize in Personal Injury cases.


Whiplash in Kennesaw

When the neck is whipped from back to front during a car accident, while playing contact sports such as football, or occasionally from an assault or other physical trauma, a number of things can happen to the spine and surrounding soft tissue. Whiplash describes the initial impact, but the results may include:

  • Disc bulges and herniation
  • Subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine),
  • Injured bones in the spine,
  • Irritated and damaged nerves
  • Pulled ligaments and muscles in the neck
  • Soft tissue impairement

What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

Whiplash injuries can range from mild to very severe. Injuries tend to be more significant when your headrest is positioned too low. If the impact was quite severe or the headrest was low there is the possibility bones are broken or tissue is damaged. It is highly recommended that you see a chiropractor and receive a thorough examination and x-rays. Even if the impact seemed mild, you may have whiplash if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder, upper back and arm pain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain when turning the head
  • Inability to move or turn the head
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands and fingers
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depression

As you can see, there are a wide range of symptoms and not all of them may be immediately traceable to whiplash. Even if you have been cleared by a doctor, your pain could still be related to whiplash and you may need treatment to correct the problem. If you have recently been injured, it's important to get your spine checked as soon as possible. The sooner that you start treating the issue the less chance you have of it developing into a long-term problem.


Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

Because the majority of whiplash incidents impact the spine and surrounding nerves and tissues, chiropractic care is an excellent avenue for treatment. Chiropractic doctors are skilled in assessing the source of the pain associated with a whiplash injury and determining a plan for effective treatment. Chiropractic treatments are gentle and non-invasive. Through small adjustments, people find great relief from the pain associated with whiplash and are set on a road to full recovery. Call our team at Injury 2 Health to discover how chiropractic care can help you recover from whiplash.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

“A very thorough and professional Chiropractor; she listened to my complaint and was able to relieve my back/hip problems. Very fair pricing.”

- Connie R.

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- Bob A.

“With appreciation for her expertise I am able to have the quality of life that I would not have had prior to treatment. I confidently recommend Dr. Tillman to anyone needing chiropractic care.”

- Mark H.