Boca Raton Chiropractor Offers Treatment for Whiplash
A neck strain as a result of an impact, usually during a car accident, is commonly referred to as whiplash. Although it's usually associated with car accidents, any impact or blow that causes your head to jerk forward or backward can cause whiplash to occur. The sudden force stretches and tears the muscles and tendons in your neck, resulting in pain and stiffness that can last for years if left untreated by a medical professional.
What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?
The pain of whiplash is often hard to ignore. The symptoms may include:
Pain, decreased range of motion, and tightness in the neck. The muscles may feel hard or knotted.
Pain when rocking your head from side to side or backward and forward.
Headaches at the base of the skull that radiate towards the forehead.
Often times, your neck will misalign after a car accident and they need a specific adjustment to the upper vertebrae to correct the stress to the muscles, neck, and head.
If you were in a serious car accident, motorcycle accident, or just a minor fender bender, you may have symptoms of whiplash, which include headaches, nausea, jaw pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, back pain, and muscle soreness, stiffness and pain.
Contact our chiropractic office in Boca Raton immediately if you have these symptoms.