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5 Signs You May Have Whiplash After a Car Accident

Written By Arkansas Physical Health & Rehab on June 24, 2020

rsz whiplashresizedDid you know that whiplash symptoms can last for more than 3 months without proper care? 

But you don’t have to go through this nagging pain every day. Natural whiplash treatment with chiropractic care treats the root cause of the problem, providing you with relief once and for all. Chiropractic adjustments for whiplash involve realigning the cervical spinal column to its appropriate position, relieving all the whiplash symptoms.

Common Signs You Need Natural Whiplash Treatment 

Whiplash injuries result from the sudden, forceful forward-backward head-jerking motion. They’re usually caused by auto accidents, physical trauma, horse riding, and contact sports. The pain may go unnoticed for hours or even days because spiked adrenaline levels (during intense moments) mask the pain. 

Some common signs of a whiplash injury include: 

1. Dizziness 

This is probably the first whiplash sign you’ll notice. It occurs to up to 60% of whiplash victims. Many people describe the feeling as an altered sense of balance, lightheadedness, and feeling faint. 

2. Numbness and Tingling Sensation 

This may be focused on a specific part of the neck or may move down towards the fingers. Most patients describe it as a prickling sensation. It may also lead to no sensation in the affected area. This can be quite uncomfortable and affect your productivity.  

3. Headaches

More than two-thirds of people with cervical spine injuries have headaches. Often, whiplash headaches occur the morning after the injury and behind the eyes or emanating from the bottom part of the skull. Neck movements may intensify your whiplash headaches. 

4. Limited Range of Motion 

After a whiplash injury, the soft tissues on the neck area may “glue” together to form scar tissue. When this happens, muscles can no longer move independently, and this may reduce your range of motion and flexibility. 

5. Neck and Shoulder Pain

Neck and shoulder pains result  from the sudden, quick, powerful impact on the cervical spine. You may feel stiffness, discomfort, and pain around the neck and shoulder region. 

Get Natural Whiplash Treatment in Fayetteville 

At Arkansas Physical Health & Rehab, we have over 30 years’ experience providing top-notch chiropractic treatment in Fayetteville. We’ll develop a personalized whiplash treatment plan for your specific condition to ensure you get the best natural, non-invasive, drug-free care possible. 

Contact our clinic at (480) 948-6020 to book an appointment.

Posted In: Chiropractic Whiplash Treatment