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7 Signs You Have Whiplash and Need Chiropractic Car Accident Treatment

Written By Atlas Chiropractic & Wellness on May 29, 2020

Whiplash TreatmentIf you’ve been in a car accident and have neck pain, you could have whiplash. 

However, that’s only one whiplash symptom. 

Many other common symptoms indicate you need to seek whiplash treatment from a Duluth chiropractor, all of which you should be aware of.

7 Signs You Need Chiropractic Whiplash Treatment

If you’ve been in an accident and notice any of these symptoms, contact your chiropractor for chiropractic car accident treatment

1. Neck Stiffness and Pain

During an accident, your head can violently snap forward and back, which can cause muscle strain and even tears. Inflammation will result, increasing the pain and stiffness you experience.

2. Numbness and Tingling in the Arms

Misalignment and resulting nerve compression can occur during a whiplash injury. Compressed nerves lead to tingling and numbness in the extremities. 

3. Pain or Tenderness in the Shoulders and Upper Back

Many of the muscles of the neck attach to bones in the chest and back. Therefore, the muscle strain you experience won’t be limited to your neck. You’ll likely have pain in your shoulders, back, and chest, too. 

4. Fatigue 

Neck pain can make it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep, which can lead to daytime fatigue. Since your muscles are strained, you’ll experience muscle fatigue as well. 

5. Loss of Range of Motion in the Neck

Stiffness can be a result of muscle strain and tension, as well as inflammation and scar tissue build-up, common physiological responses to trauma. 

6. Headaches That Start at the Base of the Skull

The muscles of the neck attach to the base of the skull. Therefore, it’s not uncommon to have headaches that start in this area. 

7. Ringing in the Ears

Direct trauma, such as hitting your head against the window or steering wheel, can lead to nerve irritation or compression. In addition to causing pain, this can also lead to tinnitus (ringing in the ears). 

Prevent Long-Term Damage – Seek Treatment ASAP

Drs. Marta Maria Trujillo and K. Anthony Merati can help reduce your post-accident pain and prevent long-term damage.

If you don’t address the scar tissue that develops after a trauma, you could end up with years of neck stiffness, reduced range of motion, and progressively worsening pain.

Talk to your Duluth chiropractor as soon as you’ve been in an accident to prevent long-term issues. 

Do you have pain after an auto accident? Contact our team right away at 770-495-3444.


Posted In: Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment Whiplash Treatment