How Do You Know You Have Whiplash?
Have you recently been in a car accident? Are you suffering from neck pain, neck stiffness and
headaches? If so, you may have sustained whiplash, an injury that results in one’s head being snapped forward and then backwards quickly and forcefully. The best thing you can do in this situation is visit a spine clinic in Calgary for a proper assessment and treatment plan to prevent further strain and discomfort.
The following symptoms of whiplash may occur immediately or take several hours or days to surface following your car accident or injury:
Whiplash can result in strained and inflamed muscles and ligaments that can take up to
ten weeks to heal. However, if the pain lasts longer, it’s likely that you have injured your disc or facet joint, or perhaps both.
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective form of treatment. It can provide lasting neck and upper back pain relief, as well as headache relief. Your practitioner may recommend a combination of treatments including physical therapy, spinal manipulation, acupuncture, massage therapy, and neck exercises. You may also be required to make temporary or permanent lifestyle changes or adjustments to your diet.
Alberta Back & Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic can provide treatment solutions to give you relief from neck and back pain caused by whiplash. Whether you need massage therapy or a customized treatment plan, our staff can create a program that is tailored to your injury, fitness level and health history. We offer personalized treatment and follow-up care to help you get back to your daily activities quickly and comfortably.