San Diego Whiplash Pain Relief
Were you recently in a car accident and now have lasting neck pain? Whiplash is a very common injury that can come from hyperextending the neck area when the skull suddenly jerks backward and forward, often a result of a rear-end motor vehicle collision (MVA). Although not usually serious itself, it can cause long term chronic pain and disability. Individuals that experience whiplash commonly have symptoms such as neck pain, back pain, stiffness, dizziness, headaches and even fatigue.
Whiplash treatment is usually based on which symptoms are present, including the cause of the symptoms and severity. Luckily, in most cases a patient will be able to achieve a full recovery, but it is important that it is addressed by a doctor quickly to ensure proper healing. Through physical therapy, the full range of motion can be restored through gradual healing and strengthening of the muscles around the neck.
Normally people do not notice the symptoms they are experiencing at the time of a car accident. Do to the initial shock and the release adrenaline that follows a collision, it is common for us to be so concerned with the safety of passengers and the other driver, whether or not the car is severely damaged or if the other driver has insurance that we just do not notice the pain or discomfort.
The symptoms of whiplash commonly start the day after being in a motor vehicle collision. The pain can be very strong right away, but it is important to seek treatment right away even if whiplash symptoms are less severe. In as little as two days, scar tissue can start to form and permanent damage can occur.
Long term conditions such as chronic headaches and neck pain can develop because of soft tissue damage caused by whiplash. In fact, many people with these conditions have been involved in car accidents that caused a whiplash injury in the past that went untreated.
If you have been in an motor vehicle collision or automobile accident of any kind, do yourself a favor and seek medical attention from a chiropractor right away. It is not worth taking a chance with your health and well-being.
Herfindahl Chiropractic offers many treatments for injuries sustained from whiplash. Dr. Ashley J. Herfindahl specializes in cervical spinal decompression, deep tissue therapeutic laser treatment and nonsurgical spinal decompression. Using the latest technology and the most advanced methods of treatment we can help reduce pain and speed up the healing process.
Dr. Herfindahl has been providing top level care from his exceptional chiropractic office in San Diego since 2003 & practicing chiropractic care since 2000. The facility is comfortable and provides cutting edge technology for the most advanced treatments. Read some of our testimonials on Whiplash Injury Relief.
Call us today to schedule an appointment if you have recently been in a car accident, or if you have experience whiplash.