Whiplash FAQ Treatment from Our Omaha Chiropractor
If you have ever been in a car wreck, you know how scary that can be. Not only is it a frightening experience, it can also leave you with neck pain, called whiplash that can interfere with your daily tasks and make even the simplest routines difficult. Our team at West Omaha Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic are experienced in treating whiplash and know exactly what to do to make you feel better fast. We have been helping patients in the Omaha community for over 20 years and take pride in delivering the highest quality chiropractic care possible.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash most commonly occurs during an auto accident. Also called neck sprain, whiplash can be painful and even debilitating in some cases. Whiplash is the result of the unexpected and sudden jolt during impact that occurs when you are in an auto accident. When the force of the accident “whips” the neck in a back-and-forth motion that jerks it around unexpectedly, it is called whiplash.
When whiplash occurs, it can cause not only neck pain, but it can even damage the cervical spine. Other symptoms that you might experiences after a wreck include joint damage between the vertebrae in the neck and spine, stretched or torn ligaments, dizziness, headaches, sore cervical muscles, and shoulder pain.
It is important to understand that some symptoms of whiplash are not immediately felt after the accident. Because symptoms can often be delayed for several days, it is crucial to seek prompt chiropractic care from our chiropractors in Omaha, Dr. Trevor Wagner, Dr. Julie Owen-Wagner or Dr. Ron Evans, for immediate care to access any potential damage.
Because auto accidents often affect the muscles and ligaments in your in your spine, chiropractic care can be the best solution for whiplash. Through a series of chiropractic adjustments, our team at West Omaha Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic can reverse the effects of whiplash.
During your first appointment, our skilled chiropractors will examine you and determine the extent of your whiplash injuries. We will set up a treatment schedule and let you know what to expect, the number of adjustments you will need, and the speed of your recovery.
Because most injuries from whiplash occur in the discs, ligaments, and muscles, often imaging such as an MRI or CAT scan may be required for proper diagnoses.