Whiplash is a serious injury. It often occurs when an individual is in a car accident and the head is whipped forward and lurched backward quickly. In cases like this, the patient is taken to the emergency room, checked over, and released. However, the ER may or may not diagnosis you with whiplash as often symptoms take days to appear. Our chiropractor serves the communities of Sun City, Peoria, El Mirage, and Surprise. At Helvig Health Chiropractic we will diagnosis and treat your whiplash condition before it gets worse.
The Effects of Whiplash
The force with which the neck is damaged by whiplash leaves behind some common symptoms. These symptoms include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Pain worsens with neck movement
- Pain in the shoulders, upper arms, and back
- Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back or arms
- Numbness/Tingling in the arms
- Less common symptoms include:
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty concentrating
- Problems with memory
What to Do After a Car Accident
If you suspect you have whiplash, even if you only show a symptom or two, it’s vital you see a doctor right away. A chiropractor is the best choice, as he or she can not only diagnose but also treat whiplash. If this condition goes untreated, it will worsen over time. The pain may even become unbearable. With today’s opioid crisis, the last thing you want is to go through life dealing with pain by using addictive drugs.
Contact our Chiropractic Office Today
At Helvig Health Chiropractic, we have treated many cases of whiplash. There is no reason to go through life in pain when help is available. If you live in the Sun City, Peoria, El Mirage or Surprise AZ area, contact our friendly staff today at (623) 933-0499 to set up an appointment.