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Understanding The Health Risks Involved With Not Treating Whiplash

Jan 16, 2017

If an auto accident victim is diagnosed with a slight Whiplash Injury, it is possible to effectively treat the associated symptoms within a few weeks or less.

However, Whiplash does have the potential to lead to chronic pain and other conditions that can linger for months, if not several years.

Patients may have a higher chance of experiencing severe complications of Whiplash Injuries if they ignore their symptoms or choose not to seek Chiropractic treatment in Tucker within a reasonable amount of time after their accident took place.

Whiplash and Chronic Pain

The millions of people throughout America who live with chronic pain can vouch for the significant burden it places on an individual’s life.

Untreated Whiplash can lead to patients experiencing chronic neck pain and soreness, along with significantly less range of motion of the neck and head.

Living with chronic pain can also disrupt an individual’s ability to remain productive in their personal and professional life or excel in academic settings.

It can be tough to take care of an entire family and support the general household. Chronic neck pain can even make it almost impossible to sleep through the night, leaving you in a constant state of exhaustion.

After a while, the burden of managing chronic pain can lead to more health issues such as clinical depression, anxiety disorders, and chronic stress.

Rather than live life with chronic pain, auto accident victims who sustain a whiplash injury can get the medical treatment they deserve from an experienced Tucker Chiropractor.

Neurological Damage

Chronic pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion are only some of the complications that whiplash injury patients may develop without the proper care.

Neurological damage can also develop as a result of Whiplash Injury, including tinnitus.

Tinnitus speaks to a particular ringing noise in the ears that does not derive from any actual sound. Continuous tinnitus can significantly impair an individual’s quality of life, potentially making it difficult to sleep at night and causing mood swings, irritability.

Chronic Headaches

Recurring headaches are another common symptom for whiplash injury victims.

Neck injuries are often connected to tension headaches, which involves the experience of vise-like pressure enclosing around your forehead.

In some cases, tension headaches can last for several days. Dizziness and vertigo are other critical neurological conditions that can be life altering.

Vertigo creates the sensation that an individual’s  environment is spinning around them, which can lead to nausea and vomiting.

Receive Immediate Treatment By Calling AICA Tucker

You can learn more about the consequences of not treating Whiplash and other related matters by scheduling a consultation with AICA Tucker’s Chiropractors.

Contact us by filling out our online submission form or call us at 404-592-1186.


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