What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is damage to the neck’s connective tissues most commonly associated with car accidents. Whiplash happens when a blow or sudden impact results in your head jerking forward or backward. This sudden force causes muscles and tendons in your neck to tear, leading to pain and discomfort. Sometimes, whiplash symptoms do not present themselves for days or weeks following the accident. That is why prompt whiplash treatment performed by a trusted chiropractor is so important. At Dinuba Chiropractic, we offer natural, drug-free chiropractic care in Dinuba, CA.
Know the Symptoms
Pain associated with whiplash is hard to ignore. It is important to take care of whiplash as soon as possible so as not to lead to any further complications or injuries. Symptoms may include:
- Pain and decreased range of motion or tightness within the neck – muscles feel knotted or hard
- Pain when rocking head backward, forward, or side to side
- Headaches felt in the base of the skull
- Pain or stiffness when turning head to look over the shoulder
Neck strain can cause pain that requires immediate attention while other times it may take several hours or even days for your neck to begin to hurt. If you have a headache that persists or worsens or trouble talking, nauseous, or even dizziness, you should seek medical care right away, as these are signs of a serious concussion, which often co-occurs with whiplash.
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
There are a few different techniques that chiropractors can use for whiplash treatment. Services and techniques offered at Dinuba Chiropractic include:
- Chiropractic care
- Corrective exercises
- Lifestyle advice
- Nutritional counseling
- Soft tissue therapy
- Spinal and postural screenings
Each patient experiences the symptoms of whiplash differently. Our chiropractor works with each patient individually to develop a whiplash treatment plan tailored to their individual needs.
Whiplash Treatment in Dinuba, CA
At Dinuba Chiropractic, our team has years of experience offering comprehensive chiropractic care, including whiplash treatment, to Dinuba, CA, and the surrounding areas. Patients typically experience immediate pain relief following a chiropractic adjustment. When the pain is taken care of, our chiropractor can begin working to realign your body and promote your body’s natural healing properties. To learn more about our whiplash treatment, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (559) 591-4775 or visit us online today.