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After a car accident, you may experience neck and spinal trauma. Depending on the severity of the accident, you may have a variety of symptoms that can be classified as whiplash. This can limit your activity level and compromise the central nervous system.
At Pro Care Health Center we can help you recover from whiplash and other car accident-related injuries.
Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are jerked in a violent, rapid motion. This condition most frequently happens during a car accident. Any situation where the head and neck are violently shaken can cause symptoms of whiplash.
These are the seven signs of whiplash that should never be ignored:
The severity of these symptoms can vary with each patient, but the most common concern is the long-term impacts of untreated whiplash.
Many patients assume that whiplash will go away on its own. Unfortunately, avoiding treatment can cause many patients to experience serious, long-term spinal disorders that can increase in severity.
The best time to seek treatment for your whiplash is immediately following your injury. Proactive chiropractic care prevents degenerative conditions caused by improper spinal alignment. These include subluxation (partial dislocation of the vertebrae) and arthritic conditions.
Recovering from an injury like whiplash can mean a long-term treatment plan. Fortunately, Pro Care Health Center provides licensed chiropractic treatment for whiplash.
A holistic evaluation by a licensed chiropractor like Dr. David Shaw will help to create a care plan. This plan will address and help alleviate acute neck, shoulder, and upper back pain associated with your auto injury.
Moreover, the licensed professionals at Pro Care Health Center will build a custom plan that implements spinal manipulation, stretches, and exercises to restore your full range of motion.