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The Importance of Chiropractic Care For Whiplash

Understanding Neck Pain & Whiplash After a Car Accident

Car accidents can cause numerous auto accident injuries of the neck, including sprains, strains, herniated discs in the neck and whiplash. Our chiropractor can evaluate your neck to determine the type of injury and recommend a treatment plan to facilitate the healing process.

Neck Pain

Neck pain after a car accident indicates an injury of the muscles, ligaments, vertebrae or discs in the neck. Common neck injuries after a car accident include herniated discs, pinched nerves, sprains and strains and whiplash. These injuries can cause pain, numbness in the arms, loss of range of motion in the neck and pain and burning in the shoulders. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or are having difficulty sleeping after your car accident, it is best to get a thorough examination by our chiropractor in Grand Rapids to determine the causes of your symptoms.

Whiplash Injury

A whiplash injury is a severe sprain and strain of the neck. Unlike other types of neck injuries, whiplash requires prompt treatment due to the extreme stretching of all the soft tissues. The vertebrae of the neck can even become misaligned. Individuals with whiplash often experience an extreme loss of range of motion in the neck, dizziness, blurry vision, pain and an increase in their headaches. If whiplash is left untreated, it can result in chronic pain and headaches.

The Importance of Seeing Our Chiropractor After An Auto Accident

After your car accident, you should schedule an appointment with our chiropractor for an evaluation of your neck and back to check for auto accident injuries. Car accidents are extremely hard on the spine, and even a low-speed accident can cause significant injuries to your neck. By getting evaluated and treated early, you are helping your body heal faster and taking proactive steps to reduce your symptoms before they get worse.

To schedule an appointment with our chiropractor to see if you have basic pain in your neck or whiplash, call us at 616-432-3103.

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This article was reviewed and approved by Dr. Matthew Phinney.


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