Dominguez Injury Centers

Whiplash

What is Whiplash?

A whiplash injury is very common in an auto accident.  A whiplash injury is the result of rapid acceleration or deceleration.  If your head is suddenly jerked forward and swung back beyond natural limits, muscles and ligaments that provide support to the head can be torn, stretched, or sprained.  The soft tissue that lives between your spinal discs can tear or rupture causing pain in both the neck and back.  Your spine can become misaligned which will reduce your range of motion.

How do I know if I have whiplash?  There are numerous symptoms of whiplash.  First and foremost, you may experience neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, lower back pain, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, vertigo, blurred vision, a ringing in the ears, or a difficulty swallowing.  These symptoms usually appear within 24 hours of your accident, so be on the look out!

If you’ve been injured in an accident, or even if you are not sure whether or not your symptoms are related to a recent accident, give us a call and we can set up a time to speak one of our doctors.  Sorting out your situation and determining the right course of action may turn out to be one of the most important health decisions of your life.

We have over 20 years of experience assessing and treating injuries associated with automobile accidents. Our chiropractic team can discover and alleviate musculoskeletal injuries associated with automobile accidents.  Being examined for neck and back injuries as quickly as possible can significantly reduce your pain and avoid future injuries down the road. Ignoring your injury can lead to long term and unnecessary issues associated with your auto injury.  The most effective treatment for auto injuries involves a synergy of chiropractic corrective care, rehabilitation of soft tissues, and self-care in the months following an accident.  Your customized care plan can include soft tissue manipulation, massage, specific range of motion and stretching exercises, and other options.  We will give you instructions for the days between your visit to accelerate healing.  The doctors at Dominguez Injury Centers want to get you back to the life you love!

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