7 Signs of Whiplash and Why You Need Chiropractic Whiplash Treatment
It can take days before someone involved in an accident notices any whiplash symptoms.
Does that mean they should wait to get whiplash treatment? Absolutely not! They should see their Duluth chiropractor right after a car accident – even before they have symptoms.
7 Signs You Need Whiplash Treatment after a Car Accident
If you haven’t seen a chiropractor for whiplash treatment, be mindful of the following symptoms. They’re signs you need car accident treatment.
1. Loss of Range of Motion
Due to the buildup of scar tissue, which has very low elasticity, you’ll notice neck stiffness. Left untreated, this can result in long-term loss of range of motion.
Headaches that tend to start at the base of the skull are often attributed to whiplash. During a flexion-hyperextension injury, your muscles, tendons, and ligaments are strained, which can lead to pain that radiates from the neck to the head.
3. Muscle Spasms in the Shoulders
When your soft tissues are strained, the result can be inflammation and nerve irritation. The two can lead to painful shoulder muscle spasms.
4. Neck Pain That Worsens with Movement
Like your shoulders, your neck has been strained or sprained. When you try to move your neck, you’ll notice even more pain because of nerve irritation.
5. Ringing in the Ears
Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can be caused by blood flow, muscle, or nerve problems – all of which can be attributed to the damage caused by a whiplash accident, particularly if there was blunt force trauma to the head.
The vestibular system includes parts of the brain and inner ear that control balance. An injury to it can lead to dizziness and vertigo.
7. Blurry Vision
This can be a sign of sustained nerve damage. Also, muscle tension and inflammation in the shoulders and neck can restrict blood flow to the eyes, which can cause blurry vision.
Why Invest in Car Accident Treatment from a Duluth Chiropractor?
Dr. Joseph Hans is committed to helping his patients heal after a car accident and focuses much of his practice on car accident treatment. Treating soft tissue injuries caused by auto accidents is how Dr. Hans helps ensure that his patients get out of pain fast and reduce their risk of long-term, debilitating damage.
Are you experiencing pain after an accident? Contact us right away at 770-738-4290 to schedule an evaluation.