Those that have suffered from whiplash will not soon forget it. Most cases of whiplash are due to rear-end car accidents, though there are many other potential causes. Whiplash occurs when the head and neck move forward and back rapidly. This can cause the tendons and ligaments in the neck to stretch and tear. The resulting pain is often referred to as whiplash. Dr. Nathan Sehorn and the rest of our team at Campion Chiropractic in College Station, TX, are experienced in helping those suffering from whiplash reduce pain and get back to their daily activities.
What is Whiplash and What Causes it?
The sudden motion associated with whiplash causes your neck’s tendons and ligaments to stretch and tear, resulting in whiplash. In addition to auto accidents, other causes of whiplash include:
- Physical damage due to being shaken or punched
- Sports activities like football, boxing, wrestling, karate, horseback riding, and soccer
- Bike and motorcycle accidents
- Blows to the head
Symptoms of Whiplash
Those that have whiplash can experience a wide variety of symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Pain or stiffness in the neck, which is more painful with certain movements
- Loss of range of motion
- Headaches particularly in the back of the skull
- Pain in the shoulders, upper back, or top of the arms
- Tingling and numbness in the arms and hands
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Problems sleeping
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory issues
Those that suspect they have whiplash should seek treatment as soon as possible. Without proper medical or chiropractic care, a whiplash injury can progress into long-term pain and immobility. The sooner the patient is under the care of a chiropractor, the sooner they can get some relief for their pain and begin a strengthening regimen that will reduce additional neck and back pain.
Dr. Sehorn and his team are experts in treating patients suffering from whiplash. They will consult and examine the patient and then find the best treatment plan for their particular problem. Potential treatment options include:
- Physical therapy
- Pain medication
- Manual manipulation
- Massage therapy
- Radiofrequency neurotomy
Chiropractic Care in College Station, TX
If you or someone you know has been in an accident or suffering pain associated with whiplash, contact Campion Chiropractic Clinic today. For more information on whiplash treatment or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call us at (979) 693-6500.