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How Can a Chiropractor Treat Whiplash?

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Have you been in a car accident?

Does your neck hurt or feel stiff?

You may have whiplash! Whiplash occurs when your head and neck are jerked in one direction, then spring back in the opposite direction. This sudden movement can cause neck sprain/strain, i.e., whiplash injury. The movement and force don’t have to be intense to cause whiplash, and it can occur from side-to-side movement as well as front and back. 

Whiplash is more common than you may think. The most common cause is car accidents. These accidents don’t have to be at high speeds. Other causes include high impact sports, roller coasters, or falls. It might take a while for symptoms to appear, so if you were in an accident, go see a chiropractor right away to address the potential injury.

Symptoms of Whiplash

You might have whiplash if you have:

  • neck stiffness or pain
  • tightness in your neck
  • pain in head, arms, shoulders
  • headaches
  • blurred vision
  • dizziness
  • tinnitus
  • decreased range of motion
  • brain fog

Because the spinal cord is the home of the nervous system and connects to the brain, if there’s an injury in the spine it can affect all areas of the body. Symptoms of whiplash can linger and prolong your discomfort. The best thing you can do is receive chiropractic care before, or right as, symptoms begin.

Get Back to Feeling Great with the Best Chiropractor in Ann Arbor

A chiropractic adjustment will get the spine back in alignment and promote healing. 

Nervous about having your neck adjusted? Some chiropractors will twist and crack your neck to make adjustments, which can be dangerous if done incorrectly. Dr. Thatcher uses an Activator instrument that makes gentle, precise adjustments to your vertebrae. You can rest assured that Dr. Thatcher takes your safety seriously. He was not only voted the best chiropractor in Ann Arbor, but also in Southeast Michigan!

Restore your hope and relieve your pain with an adjustment from Dr. Thatcher. Contact us today to set up an appointment.