What to Do for Whiplash?
Treatment for whiplash depends on the severity of the injury and the location of your pain. From the neck down, your neck muscles move your head and neck. If the head and neck were moving in a smooth continuous motion, your whiplash injury might not be as severe. However, you may have limited head movement if it occurs to the neck muscles.
What Causes Whiplash?
Like many other injuries, Whiplash may be a symptom of a more significant problem or condition. Our trained professional will commonly diagnose the problem by looking at the damage. Generally speaking, you can get whiplash from almost any type of force. For a sports whiplash injury, you could be doing a high-speed slide on the ice, football tackling the quarterback, or rollerblading in an open field.
The most crucial part of whiplash is treatment. When you have a mild injury, it may be possible to get through without proper chiropractic care or treatment. However, the severity of the injury may require our chiropractor to treat the injury. Make sure our chiropractor has the information to diagnose your injury correctly. The recommended information is how it occurred, medical history, and any preexisting conditions concerning the injury. That way, you'll have the right treatment plan to help you recover.
Symptoms of Whiplash
The sooner you start the treatment plan for your sports injury, the better your recovery will be. In addition, our chiropractor or sports injury physician will determine if your injury will require the necessary time to heal. Primarily, you can leave right after treatment has been administered. Still, in some cases, we will tell you ways to keep your body healthy and limber at home, through an ice and heat method, or by practicing specific exercises.
In addition to neck pain, signs and symptoms of whiplash may include:
- Neck stiffness
- Upper back pain
- Neck spasms
- Joint pain
Schedule an Appointment with Front Range Sports Medicine
In some cases, neck pain may not disappear after six months. In this case, you may have to look elsewhere for specific medical procedures. However, our Front Range Sports Medicine chiropractor in Castle Rock, CO, can relieve you using holistic methods. We pride ourselves on our practice. We can give you relief in no time. Call our office today at (303) 688-8855 to schedule a visit.