If you or someone you know has recently been involved in a car accident in Atlanta, the chances of experiencing Whiplash injury are significant.
When your body is exposed to an impact that causes your neck to jerk suddenly from side to side, your cervical spine can be pushed beyond its greatest extent.
When this occurs, your neck and the tendons that surround it become strained, creating extreme stiffness that can be extremely immobilizing and painful.
Most accident victims who suffer from Whiplash usually notice the first signs and related symptoms within the first 24 hours of the initial impact.
If you detect any of the following symptoms, make sure you call us right away to set up an examination.
While it may be inconvenient, the possibility of developing long-term pain or permanently damaging yourself significantly increase the longer you avoid or delay professional medical care.
After you’ve called the police and met with an attorney regarding your auto or slip-and-fall accident, meeting with a licensed Chiropractor should be your next priority.
Setting up an immediate assessment is the best way to alleviate any immediate pain you may experience, as well as ensure that the likelihood of experiencing some permanent damage or relapse are reduced.
For the majority of our patients, the following methods serve as effective treatment techniques for addressing short and long-term pain.
Applying moist heat to your neck can be an excellent way to decrease any inflammation that may occur within the first few days after your accident.
Feel to place damp, warm towels around your neck or steep in a hot bath to loosen up the constricted tendons and muscles.
Considered to be one of the most popular or widely-used forms of Chiropractic treatment, spinal manipulation, muscle relaxation or stimulation involves controlled stretches that are applied to your injured or damaged muscles.
Depending on how tight or restricted your muscles are, your Chiropractor may elect to use a more energetic approach when applying various stretches.
Your doctor may also use pressure techniques concurrently, lightly massaging areas that are most sensitive with their fingers.
Some Whiplash patients are prescribed what are known as McKenzie exercises, which are designed to decrease disc derangement associated with this particular type of injury.
These activities are comprised of simple, controlled motions that are performed during your office first few visits with us, and then applied by yourself at your convenience.
Our Chiropractors also use a variety of different techniques to help treat patients with Whiplash injuries.
Stabilization and sensorimotor exercises focus on correcting improper movement patterns that naturally occur during everyday activities or routines.
These Chiropractic treatment methods help rehabilitate your nervous system in ways that help it control and coordinate movement, as well as help your neck support its weight.
Our doctors are your first line of defense against permanent damage and long-term pain.
If left untreated, Whiplash can severely reduce your ability to go about your routine, including maintaining your occupation and providing for your family.
Even if you do not develop some immobilizing condition, you may still experience frequent pain that varies in its extent and severity.
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are happy to answer any questions your may have.
Our friendly, professional team can help you work with your insurance company, walk you through all necessary paperwork, and even speak with your insurance provider on your behalf if necessary
Our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art X-ray and MRI machines, and all of our Chiropractors come to AICA with years of experience.
If you are unable to drive to our office in Atlanta, we can provide you with transportation if requested.