An accident is something no one ever plans for, let alone an injury. Whiplash is a common injury suffered by those who were involved in auto accidents.
At our Lithia Springs chiropractic clinic, whiplash victims are being treated with spinal manipulations to relieve even their most troubling symptoms.
Whiplash occurs when a person is hit with a forceful impact that causes their body to be thrown forward and then backward in a quick motion. This type of injury, although most common in auto accidents can occur in other places as well.
When involved in an auto accident, even if an injury is not present right away, it is always best to seek an evaluation from medical professionals. Upon examination, the range of motion will be evaluated, as well as if muscle weakness is present.
In the event that pain is present, some whiplash victims will have trouble turning their heads. Our chiropractors also check for areas that may be tight or tender, which could allude to a possible injury.
Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash
To treat whiplash injuries, our Lithia Springs chiropractors use a variety of techniques to provide adequate relief. In order to reduce inflammation, ice will be the first line of defense.
Following the reduction of swelling, spinal manipulation may be recommended to help promote blood flow into the neck, which can optimize healing.
If you have found yourself the victim of an auto accident, it is highly recommended to seek treatment to avoid long term injuries. Our Lithia Springs chiropractors are ready and able to answer any questions you may have, and provide you with prompt treatment, schedule an appointment today by dialing (404) 602-0388.