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Whiplash and Chiropractic Care

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Posted on 02-09-2017

Whiplash and chiropractic go hand-in-hand, as whiplash happens when you least expect it, impacting your body – big time.

Whiplash occurs when a person’s head moves backward and then forward very suddenly with great force. Whiplash results when the soft tissues (the muscles and ligaments) of your neck extend beyond the typical range of motion.

While the most common cause of whiplash is car accidents, other reasons why whiplash occurs are:

-           Contact sports that involve tackling or physical contact (such as football, boxing, and karate)

-           Horseback riding

-           Cycling accidents

-           Falls in which the head violently jerks backward

-           Blows to the head with a heavy object

Following a motor vehicle accident, 82% of patients have an altered curve in their cervical spine.

There are few important things to keep in mind when it comes to whiplash. First, symptoms do not begin to appear until about 24 hours following the incident that caused the sudden neck movement. Second, not all whiplash cases are the same, as there are three types of whiplash associated disorder, but common symptoms of each include:

  • Neck pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Blurred vision
  • Chronic neck, shoulder, or head pain
  • Headaches
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Problems with concentration and memory
  • Irritability

Unfortunately, any injury that impacts your body can take its toll on both your physical and emotional well-being. But the good news is that on all matters of whiplash, it’s chiropractic care to the rescue – at Dr. Gena Chiropractic, of course!

In fact, 93% of chronic whiplash cases see improvement with chiropractic care!

So how can leading family chiropractor, Dr. Gena of Dr. Gena Chiropractic in Plantation help you with your whiplash associated disorder?

The sooner you make an appointment for chiropractic care following an incident that resulted in whiplash, the better your results will be,” says Dr. Gena. “Recovery time is directly related to how quickly you take action to reverse the pain and effects of an injury.”

And while no one wants to undergo this kind of pain, we try to find a silver lining in any situation. If it’s your sudden diagnosis of whiplash that brings you in for your first visit, this could actually be a blessing in disguise. Chiropractic care helps all parts of your body, even if you’re coming in to focus on just one of them!

If you’ve recently experienced an accident, or are simply looking to add a great way to care for your spinal health to your list of self-care criteria, visit Dr. Gena Chiropractic, today!

Your health is in your hands, but Dr. Gena’s hands are here to help!

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