Risks of Not Receiving Treatment for Whiplash

Written By Bear Creek Chiropractic Clinic on October 8, 2018

Chances are if you’ve been in an auto accident or have sustained injury from an impact or blunt force that caused your head or neck to rock rapidly forward and back, you may have whiplash.

Whiplash is a “bloodless” injury that leaves many people feeling like they don’t need treatment because they have no outward bruises or trauma. But whiplash symptoms can be initially silent, then crop up anywhere from days to months after the accident has occurred. 

Common symptoms of whiplash often include:

  • Pain and neck stiffness
  • Range of motion loss
  • Headaches that begin in the base of your skull
  • Pain or tenderness in the shoulder, upper back, or arm
  • Light to moderate numbness and tingling in the fingers or along the arms

But there are many overlooked symptoms of whiplash, including:

  • Unexplained tiredness and dizziness
  • Blurred vision or ringing in the ears
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Irritability or low mood
  • Problems with concentration, memory, or focus

Because some of these symptoms are so vague, you should see a chiropractor any time you’ve sustained an impact injury.

What Chiropractors Know About Whiplash Treatment

Many soft tissue injuries are subtle. In fact, they’re so subtle that they can be easily missed by hospital or even highly trained ER personnel. 

But chiropractors spend many years of training becoming familiar with the way soft tissues interact with spine, muscles, tendons, and nerves. This specialized knowledge makes chiropractors highly sensitive to the subtle changes a whiplash injury can inflict on the body. 

Following your accident, a chiropractor will complete a comprehensive physical assessment, conduct diagnostic tests, and assess your neurological functioning to determine if there’s been an overlooked injury.

Because chiropractic therapy is proven to be a safe, effective whiplash treatment, you needn’t be concerned about invasive treatments, surgeries, or dangerous prescription drugs.

 

Whiplash in Houston But Feeling Fine? Get a Chiropractic Checkup to Be Certain

At Bear Creek Chiropractic Clinic, we see many patients who have sustained injuries through auto accidents and other accidental impacts to the head and neck. Dr. Robert Boss has over 35 years of experience treating the symptoms of whiplash and providing rehabilitative care for patients who have been injured.

Bear Creek’s state-of-the-art facility can offer you cutting-edge treatment options that are safe, natural, and effective.

Don’t ignore your whiplash just because you can’t see the injury. Call (281) 463-3223 for an appointment today and get checked by an expert in the subtle trauma of whiplash.


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