What are the symptoms of whiplash?
One of the most common injuries to occur as a result of car accidents is whiplash. It’s important to remember that the symptoms of whiplash are not always immediate. In some cases, symptoms can take hours, days, or in some cases weeks to first appear. Symptoms include pain, numbness or tingling in the back, arms shoulders or hands. Whiplash patients also often complain of headaches, neck pain, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, blurry vision, dizziness and reduced ability to move the head.
Is whiplash a serious injury?
Although whiplash is often considered to be a minor injury, if left untreated whiplash can cause lifelong health problems. Spinal trauma, no matter how minor, can disturb the positioning of vertebrae and have a negative affect on the nerve tissue. It’s not uncommon for patients to leave the emergency room with a diagnosed or an un-diagnosed whiplash injury after a car collision without any further followup appointments to monitor their symptoms.
Can a Chiropractor help me with my whiplash symptoms?
Yes! Treatment for whiplash injuries can vary depending to the severity of the injuries that were sustained. Tuttle Chiropractic has specific protocols for whiplash treatment in Peoria, IL. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident large or small, call us today at (309) 693-9200 for a free consultation and see how chiropractic care can help you.