Whiplash is a type of injury that happens when the head and neck are suddenly jerked forward, backward, or sideways. It can happen in car accidents, falls, sports injuries, and other serious incidents.
In most cases whiplash does not cause long-term health problems. But it can lead to headaches and other pain in the neck and upper back.
How Does a Chiropractor Diagnose and Treat Whiplash?
The chiropractor will assess the patient's spine, neck and head to determine the extent of injury.
The chiropractor will then use a variety of techniques to treat the whiplash. These include spinal manipulation, soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercises and ice or heat therapy.
How Long Will it Take to Recover from Whiplash Damage?
The severity of whiplash injuries vary. It can range from mild to severe and even cause permanent damage.
The symptoms of whiplash can be classified into two categories: physical and emotional symptoms. Physical symptoms include pain in the neck, stiffness in the neck, and headaches. Emotional symptoms include anxiety, depression, irritability, and difficulty concentrating on work or other tasks.
Some patients report that their symptoms last for years after a whiplash injury has occurred. Others recover within weeks or months of their injury and do not have any long-term effects from it.
So if you have experienced pain in your spine, neck or head from a recent accident, it might be time to come in and have it checked out. Our chiropractors based in NSW, Australia are dedicated to helping you find relief from your pain and get back to living the life you love.