Common Symptoms of Whiplash Treated by our Chiropractor in Mission Valley, Dr. Roeder
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents, but it is often ignored or mistreated because of lack of understanding about the condition. It is important to understand what it is and how to treat it. Visiting our Mission Valley chiropractor at Roeder Wellness Center should be your first step.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a nonmedical term that is used to refer to neck pain that occurs after an injury to the soft tissues in the neck. It happens when the neck is rapidly and forcefully moved back and forth. It mostly occurs when a person has been in a rear-end car accident, but it can also occur from a sports injury, trauma and physical abuse.
Common Whiplash Symptoms
In most occasions, whiplash symptoms will appear after 24 hours of the accident, but in some cases, they can take a few days to manifest. The symptoms can last up to several weeks. Common whiplash symptoms include:
Headaches at the base of the skull]
Other symptoms of whiplash that are not so common include; ringing sound in the ears, problem concentrating, inability to sleep well and pain in the shoulders and neck.
Our Chiropractor Can Help Relieve Pain Associated With Whiplash and Auto Accident Injuries
It is important that you seek a prompt and accurate diagnosis to rule out tissue damage that can cause complication later in life. While mild to moderate cases of whiplash can be treated from the comfort of your home using over the counter drugs and ice, it would be wise to see a chiropractor to treat the underlying causes of pain.
Dr. Roeder can help eliminate nerve pressure and restore alignment. Treatment options for whiplash include chiropractic adjustments to position the vertebrae of the neck. Massage from a chiropractor can reduce muscle tension and formation of scar tissue.
Contact our Mission Valley Chiropractor at Roeder Wellness Center in San Diego
If you have recently been involved in a car accident and you suspect you might have suffered whiplash, visit Roeder Wellness Center to receive the best treatment from our chiropractor in Mission Valley. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Roeder, call us at (619) 291-8111.