Neck strain, commonly known as whiplash, is a neck injury that occurs when a person’s head forcefully moves backward or forward unexpectedly, leading to damaged soft tissue and acute neck pain. Although primarily associated with car accidents, whiplash may also be caused by any sudden impact that may cause your head to move backward or forward violently.
The sudden force overstretches muscles, ligaments, and tendons around your neck, resulting in severe pain. While the neck pain due to whiplash may be apparent immediately following impact, it sometimes will not manifest for several hours or even days following the accident. At Back on Track Chiropractic in Birmingham, our chiropractor uses various holistic, non-invasive treatment techniques to help ease neck pain due to whiplash.
Common Whiplash Symptoms
Common whiplash symptoms include:
- Neck stiffness
- Neck pain
- Blurred vision
- Muscle spasms
- Restricted movement, especially in the neck area
- Memory loss
Symptoms associated with chronic whiplash include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleep disturbances
- Chronic neck pain
- Chronic shoulder pain
If the symptoms spread to your arms and bring numbness or weakness, or if you are completely unable to move your head, seek immediate medical attention. The longer you wait, the worse your pain may grow. If left unaddressed, whiplash can lead to the development of a chronic pain condition. Through chiropractic care, we can relive your pain, improve your range of motion, and enhance your body’s natural healing process. Chiropractic care is an attractive option for whiplash treatment because it does not involve the use of prescription pain medication or invasive surgery.
Chiropractor Serving Birmingham, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Homewood, and Vestavia Hills
If you are experiencing neck pain due to whiplash, our chiropractor at Back on Track Chiropractic in Birmingham can help relieve your pain. We will identify the underlying cause of the pain and create a chiropractic care plan tailored to your needs. Our chiropractor serves patients in Birmingham, Hoover, Mountain Brook, and Vestavia Hills. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (205) 623-5782.