Did you recently suffer from an auto accident, sports injury, or another type of injury that caused trauma to your neck?
If so, chiropractic care may be just what you need to heal and rehabilitate your neck – relieving your pain and restoring your energy once more.
Here, you will learn what exactly constitutes whiplash, its symptoms, as well as how chiropractic care is a top choice for your whiplash treatment in Duluth.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury caused by trauma to the neck muscles. Whether from a car accident or a sports injury, whiplash occurs when there are sudden movements or intense jolting – like suddenly braking in a car or experiencing high impact sports contact with a rival player on the field.
Due to the sudden forceful movements, the neck muscles tear, often causing immense pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders.
Symptoms of whiplash include:
- Sore muscles in the neck or shoulders
- Inability to move the head without pain
- Stiffness in the neck
- Frequent headaches, especially those that stem from the base of the skull.
Seeking treatment for whiplash is essential for a quick and full recovery. The most critical time to watch for signs of whiplash is within 24-72 hours after your accident. Signs and symptoms of whiplash sometimes take three days to a week to appear, and you may not feel pain until days after your injury.
Is Whiplash Treatment in Duluth Right for You?
Dr. Marta Maria Trujillo and Dr. K. Anthony Merati, both Doctors of Chiropractic, take pride in offering patients of Duluth with non-invasive and practical care to treat cases of whiplash and more.
Both doctors are certified to perform spinal adjustments, G5 massage therapy, and electrical muscle stimulation as well as suggest therapeutic exercises that aid in healing the muscles in your neck safely and properly.