Whiplash Chiropractor Services for Santa Clara
Whiplash is one of the most debilitating consequences when auto accidents or any other trauma occurs that makes the head quickly jerk forward or backwards. The damage can range from sore muscles to spine and nerve damage.
As whiplash involves trauma occurring to the neck, we strongly recommended that those in Santa Clara who have been in an accident seek medical attention as soon as possible, as there is a strong possibility that chronic injury could occur.
How Long Do Whiplash Symptoms Take to Appear?
The pain from whiplash is not always automatically apparent. Symptoms often occur during the first 24-hours, but they can also manifest a few days after the initial trauma.
What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?
Whiplash is an overarching term for a variety of issues that come after trauma that has whipped the head causing many different problems. You should seek expert medical attention after an accident just to be safe. However, if you do not, here are symptoms to look out for:
- Pain in the lower back
- Problems with concentration and memory
- Pain or numbness in an arm or hand
- Neck pain and stiffness
Can a Chiropractor Help with Whiplash?
Yes. The professionally trained experts at Mission Chiropractic are well-versed in diagnosing and correcting the issues brought about by whiplash. During the diagnosis, one of our chiropractors will determine the primary areas of concern that have led to restrictions in the muscles and joints. The chiropractor will determine which adjustments are required to both alleviate pain and return the spine, shoulders, neck and head to proper alignment. This can come in the form of short thrusts or slow movements that are meant to mobilize the restricted areas of concern.
We have two main goals when helping one of our Santa Clara patients suffering from whiplash. First, we deal with the immediate issues of pain and proper alignment of the spine, neck and head. The second goal is to undercut the possibility of developing a chronic neck problem.
Will a Chiropractor Be Able to Fix Whiplash After a Single Session?
It will usually take more than one session to reverse the problems brought about by whiplash. However, our Santa Clara patients should notice improvements in both mobility and pain relief after a single session. One of the most important factors to remember is that the healing process will require homework. That is, the chiropractor will provide a patient with different exercises to do at home or work which will speed up the therapeutic process.
Whiplash can be far more worrying than other injuries as it restricts not only a person’s movement but their lifestyle as well. We often take for granted how important it is to be able to turn our head just to get through our day, not to mention that whiplash often makes it very difficult to get restful sleep.
If you live in Santa Clara or the surrounding area and are seeking relief from whiplash or any other neck injury, give Mission Chiropractic a call. One of our friendly staff is ready and waiting to answer your questions and set up a consultation.