Auto accidents or collisions are, unfortunately, a natural part of our everyday life.
The consequences of an auto accident can range from suffering minor bruises and Whiplash to permanent disability.
For those who do sustain Whiplash Injury, most patients are led to believe that their symptoms nothing to be concerned over.
The reality is, Whiplash Injury is serious and should be treated by appropriate medical experts right away, like the Chiropractors at AICA Tucker.
Whiplash Injury and Pain
Acceleration/deceleration injuries to the neck bones often damage the supporting soft tissue (tendons, muscles, joint capsule) which leads to a variety of painful reactions.
The following symptoms are directly connected to Whiplash injury and can significantly disrupt a patient’s ability to follow through with their routine:
- Significant neck pain
- Frequent headaches
- Intense shoulder pain and stiffness
- Sudden dizziness
- Extreme fatigue
- Jaw pain (temporomandibular joint symptoms)
- Pulsating pain that runs down both arms
- Sudden weakness in one or both arms
- Visual disturbances
- Constant ringing noise in both ears (tinnitus)
- Chronic back painIn a more severe and chronic case of “whiplash associated disorder” symptoms may
Common Symptoms of Advanced Whiplash Injury
In a more severe and chronic case of Whiplash Injury, symptoms may include:
- Increased irritability
- Ongoing frustration
- Intense anxiety
- Chronic Stress
- Drug dependency
- Post-traumatic stress syndrome,
- Difficulty sleeping or insomnia
Patient’s who sustain Whiplash Injuries can avoid these symptoms and reactions by seeking immediate medical treatment.
Too often, patients try to ignore their symptoms, hoping that they will eventually disappear or heal on their own.
This is not the case and allowing Whiplash to exist can lead to permanent damage or some disability.
Tucker Upper Cervical Care and Whiplash
Upper cervical care is a specific form of Chiropractic care that is designed to treat misalignments in the upper neck region.
Whiplash Injury damages the ligaments, soft tissue, and muscles that support the neck and can predispose patients’ to an array of other health conditions.
The Chiropractors at AICA Tucker specialize in identifying misalignments that exist throughout the neck and back using objective neurological tests.
Once the subluxations or barriers are located, a Chiropractor will create a custom treatment plan that aligns with the unique characteristics of your particular injury. This type of focus allows for faster pain relief, while also protecting you from possible future relapses or long-term damage.
If you were recently involved in an auto accident and believe you may have Whiplash Injury, schedule an immediate examination with AICA Tucker.
We provide consultations and can be contacted through our online submission form or by calling 404-592-1186.