Whiplash Treatment

If you have been in an accident or otherwise damaged your neck, you may be suffering from whiplash. This occurs when you sprain or strain your neck, and can include a variety of symptoms. Whiplash can cause damage to your discs, intervertebral joints, ligaments, nerve roots and cervical muscles. Whiplash can be extremely painful, making it difficult to function normally. Treatment for whiplash should occur as quickly as possible for the best results.

Whiplash treatment in San Diego.

Causes and Symptoms of Whiplash

Whiplash is most often caused from a car accident, which often makes your head to jerk forward and/or backward abruptly. Anything that causes your head to whip forward and backwards can result in whiplash. Whiplash does not always produce symptoms right away. You may experience pain more than 24 hours after the accident. You may experience the following symptoms caused by whiplash:

  • Stiffness or pain in your neck even while sitting still
  • A headache that is difficult to control
  • Pain in either shoulder or in the middle of your shoulder blades
  • Pain in the low back 
  • Tingling or pain in your arms or hands
  • Pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand
  • Trouble with memory or concentration
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble sleeping, exhaustion and irritability

The Importance of Chiropractic Treatment Right Away

While the standard of treatment for whiplash used to be immobilization, it is now common to see a chiropractor to begin treatment right away. Early, gentle movements are encouraged, and a chiropractor can help reduce inflammation while encouraging range of motion. Ice is generally used in the first 24 hours, along with anti-inflammatory medication, ultrasound, traction, and massage.

A visit to the chiropractor immediately after an accident can help reduce the time you spend recovery from your injuries. Many people don't seek treatment for whiplash right away because the symptoms are often delayed. Stiffness sets in after a day or so, and then it becomes difficult to move your head from side to side. With chiropractic treatment, symptoms can be less severe and the recovery time will be shorter. In addition, a chiropractor can look for injuries that require further intervention.

Contact Our Local San Diego Chiropractor Today

If you have whiplash in Mission Valley or San Diego, it's time to give Roeder Wellness Center a call at 619-291-8111 and set up an initial consultation. We will take a careful look at your symptoms and provide chiropractic treatment for whiplash as necessary. There's no reason to suffer from whiplash longer than you have to.

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    S.L., San Diego
  • "This was my first encounter with a chiropractor and found the experience to be delightful, gratifying and well worth it! Instead of being given a bunch of pills and told to come back next week, the manipulation for my back and side injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome, responded very well to the treatments. Thank you, Dr. Roeder for a job well done"
    W.B., San Diego
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    A.W., San Diego
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    M.O., Spring Valley
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    G.C., San Diego
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    J.H., San Diego
  • "I got treated for a neck and back injury that appeared to be chronic following a major car accident. I had been to chiropractors before but without much success.After seeing Dr. Roeder now though, my mobility and general feeling of well-being has greatly improved."
    C.H., San Diego
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    M.L., San Diego
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    J.F., San Diego (pediatric patient)