Those suffering from whiplash know how painful and limiting it can be. Common whiplash symptoms include sharp, acute pain, accompanied by a limited range of motion in the neck. Chiropractic care can help you find the relief you need and get you back to living your life pain-free. Dr. Ricks and our team at Advantage Spine and Disc in Boise, provide relief for whiplash and other auto accident injuries.
What Causes Whiplash?
Whiplash is caused by the sudden rapid back and forth movement during a traumatic incident, such as an auto accident. This movement causes strain on the neck, leading to intense pain and limited mobility. An auto accident injury can result in whiplash, but any action that suddenly jerks the head in one direction, then another, can cause whiplash. The sudden movement causes strain and damage to neck tissue, which leads to pain.
The Signs and Symptoms of Whiplash
Those suffering from whiplash are likely to experience extreme and intense pain in the neck and shoulder areas. Immediately after experiencing an auto accident injury, many claim to have short-term pain in the neck at the spot where it meets the upper back and along the shoulder near the neck. Some experience trouble moving their neck and arms.
Long-term whiplash symptoms often include pain due to continued nerve pressure. Some also start to experience body aches throughout their body and become irritable. Some patients have experienced trouble sleeping and depression related to their whiplash.
A Chiropractor Can Help with Whiplash Pain
Chiropractors can help treat whiplash with non-surgical, non-invasive treatment options. Chiropractic care helps release subluxations caused by the spine’s poor alignment, which can create pressure on the surrounding nerves and tissues. This pressure often leads to pain and stiffness. A chiropractor can help relieve the stress through spinal adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy, and acupuncture. Chiropractic care is an effective method to reduce subluxations and whiplash symptoms.
Contact Advantage Spine and Disc for Whiplash Treatment
If you are suffering from whiplash, you do not have to continue to deal with the pain. Dr. Ricks and our team at Advantage Spine and Disc are here to help reduce and resolve your whiplash symptoms through natural and effective chiropractic care. Call our team today at (208) 336-2225 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.