Chiropractic Care for Whiplash at California Chiropractic
Whiplash is a condition that most often occurs from rear-end auto accidents. However, you could experience whiplash from a sports-related injury or another personal injury. Although symptoms may seem minor at first, whiplash left untreated can lead to serious health problems later in life. That's why it's essential to schedule a professional assessment immediately. At California Chiropractic, our chiropractor is dedicated to helping patients in Los Angeles, Simi Valley, and Chatsworth naturally recover from their whiplash injuries.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash occurs when the neck is propelled forward and backward rapidly. This condition causes damage to the soft tissue and nerves in your neck.
Signs of Whiplash
Signs of whiplash may occur immediately after the incident. However, some people may not develop any issues for the first 72 hours. Patients often experience pain or stiffness when moving their necks. With whiplash, patients can also experience numbness, burning, or tingling in or around the neck. Other symptoms we often see patients suffering from due to whiplash include:
- Headaches or migraines
- Mood changes
- Memory problems
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleep disturbances
When you visit our center for chiropractic care, you'll first receive a thorough evaluation. In some cases, our chiropractor will require imaging tests like x-rays or CT scans. After diagnosing the severity of your injury, we will analyze your medical history and determine the appropriate course of action for you. Part of your treatment may include spinal adjustments. Our chiropractor will gently reposition the vertebrae back into their proper alignment.
Another part of your treatment may include chiropractic exercises. During this part of your treatment, our chiropractor will guide you through exercises that gently and slowly work your spine. These exercises strengthen the muscles and other soft tissues. Ultimately, this will help you regain function and flexion in your neck at a pace that won't cause any additional trauma. Our stretching and strengthening exercises will help you reduce tension and promote blood flow to the affected area, improving the body's natural healing process.
Contact Us for Auto Accident Injury Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Chatsworth, CA
If you have been in an auto accident and are suffering from neck pain, our professional staff can help you heal and regain as much function in your neck as possible. We use various modalities to naturally alleviate pain or discomfort and prevent it from reoccurring. Book an appointment with California Chiropractic, serving Los Angeles, Simi Valley, and Chatsworth, CA, for whiplash treatment by calling 818-921-6972.