If you've recently been in an accident, you may be wondering if you're suffering from whiplash. Many people who experience whiplash do not notice symptoms until days or even weeks after the accident has occurred. At Boca Health and Wellness Center in Boca Raton, our chiropractic care team is here to help you recover from whiplash symptoms.
What Is Whiplash?
Normally, the muscles and tendons in our necks do a great job of protecting our necks from bending or twisting further than they should. This is because we usually know when an impact is coming, and our muscles are able to brace against impact. When an accident happens, things are different. We don't know that we're about to be hit, and the muscles don't have a chance to do their job. This results in excessive stretching of the neck, which can result in whiplash. Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, dizziness, migraines, headaches, fatigue, mood changes, sleep disturbances, and more.
Can Chiropractic Care Treat Whiplash?
Chiropractic care offers holistic, effective whiplash treatments. If you have been in an accident but don't have whiplash symptoms yet, it's important that you seek chiropractic care right away. Whiplash is easiest to treat before symptoms set in. When you come into our office for your appointment with our chiropractor, we'll talk with you about your symptoms so that we can understand your personal needs. Treatment for whiplash may include using a neck brace, ice therapy, heat therapy, chiropractic adjustment, massage, and/or ultrasound. The sooner you seek treatment for whiplash, the faster your recovery will progress. Most people need more than one session to find relief from whiplash.
Call Our Boca Raton Chiropractor
If you think you may be suffering from whiplash, it's important to see a chiropractor right away. At Boca Health and Wellness Center, we're here to give you the care you need for a swift recovery. Call our conveniently located office at (561) 447-2228.