Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash symptoms normally appear within 24 hours of the incident.
Common symptoms include:
- Neck Stiffness/Pain
- Blurred/Double Vision
- Loss of Memory
- Ringing In The Ears
- Disturbed Sleep Patterns
- Trouble Concentrating
Seek treatment immediately if it becomes impossible to move your head, pain spreads through the shoulders or arms, or you experience numbness in the extremities
Treatments For Whiplash
Hoff Chiropractic has been very successful in non-surgically helping alleviate the immediate discomfort caused by whiplash. The typical progression of chiropractic treatment includes:
- X-Rays – Images may be taken of your neck and spine to ensure there is no broken bones or other more serious issues.
- Physical Evaluation – Your chiropractic will perform a thorough examination of your neck and upper cervical area. You will be asked several questions regarding the accident as well as past medical history.
- Spinal Manipulation – These chiropractic adjustments involve a slow mobilizing movement or thrust.
- Muscle Relaxation – This treatment involves your physician gently stretching the targeted area meant to result in the afflicted muscles to loosen, gradually alleviating the discomfort.
If you have a specific question about the symptoms or treatments available regarding whiplash that aren’t answered here, please Ask The Doctor by completing the form to the right. A member of our staff will contact you as soon as possible.