Can Chiropractors help with whiplash?
Yes, chiropractors can help relieve the symptoms of whiplash. At Bay Area Health and Wellness Center, we start with a thorough physical and neurological examination to determine the severity of whiplash. Then we dive into the car accident history, the patient’s medical history, and then we decide which type of treatment will work best for each individual patient.
Common causes of whiplash
The most common way people experience a whiplash injury is from car accidents.
Whiplash is caused by a quick—usually unexpected—back and forth movement of the head and neck. This causes your ligaments and tendons to stretch or even tear, and the brain bumps into the inside of the skull.
*Did you know whiplash is the leading cause of minor concussions in non-athletes?
Symptoms of whiplash
- Blurred vision
- Minor to severe neck pain
- Neck stiffness
If you’re experiencing whiplash symptoms, Dr. Ernesto Medina, DC. offers a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your post car accident concerns.
How long does whiplash usually last?
Whiplash caused from a car accident can last anywhere from a few days to years. This is why it’s important to get your neck checked out. Don’t let yourself suffer!
You can schedule a free 30 minute consultation with Dr. Ernesto Medina to discuss potential whiplash symptoms or concerns.
Steps to treat whiplash
- Thorough Physical and Neurological Examination
- Thorough Medical History and history of the accident
- A course of manual, hands on treatments focused on improving areas of pain and swelling
What happens if whiplash is not treated?
If whiplash is not treated quickly or correctly, it can cause long-term effects on the body. It also Increases the risk for degenerative disc disease, arthritis and chronic pain.
Can whiplash cause a concussion?
Yes, the rapid back and forth movements of a whiplash can cause the same amount of damage as a hard hit to the head.
If you are having any whiplash symptoms, schedule a consultation today for free.