Minor auto accidents can cause whiplash just as much as a major crash. Whiplash pain can start gradually and increase over time, cutting into your busy schedule. A visit to Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine in Lubbock, TX, will confirm whether you have whiplash and the extent of your auto accident injury. Here are the answers to some FAQs that can explain more about whiplash causes, symptoms and treatment.
What’s considered a Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash injuries affect the muscles and ligaments in your neck, causing tissues to stretch beyond their range of motion. Strained neck muscles can cause headaches, neck pain, stiffness, and soreness. A severe strain could cause back and arm pain as well. An auto accident injury can also cause misalignments in your spine that can add to the pain and discomfort of your whiplash condition.
How Does Whiplash Occur?
Low-speed auto accidents are the main cause of whiplash. Muscle strains can occur when the sudden impact of the crash causes your head and neck to jolt violently forward and back, without warning. Whiplash can also occur during slip and fall accidents, bike accidents or sports injuries.
How Can Your Lubbock Chiropractor Help With Whiplash Injuries?
At Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine, we offer numerous options for whiplash treatment. Chiropractic adjustments can correct spinal misalignments that are contributing to neck and shoulder pain. Massage therapy can alleviate muscle tension and increase blood circulation to afflicted areas for a speedier recovery. Physical therapy exercises can help restore range of motion.
How Long Will I Need Treatment?
All our treatments are personalized to meet your individual needs. The length of your treatment will depend on the cause and severity of your injury. Our whiplash treatment plan has a two-fold purpose. First, we want to alleviate your symptoms to include pain, stiff neck, numbness, inflammation, and restricted mobility. Second, we want to treat the source of your pain so your body can heal.
See Your Lubbock Chiropractor for Whiplash Treatment
If whiplash pain is keeping you from living the life you enjoy, contact Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine for whiplash treatment. To schedule an appointment, call (806) 791-3399 today.