Whiplash is a common neck injury. While it might seem like a condition that heals quickly, it can be painful and long-lasting. It can also interfere with your daily life, making simple tasks more difficult than they were in the past. If you live in or around the Foothills of Arizona or Ahwatukee and suspect that you are experiencing whiplash, contact Dr. Goozdich at Tukee Lifestyle Chiropractic to schedule a consultation.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury that is caused by forceful movements of the head and neck. The most common causes are car accidents, physical trauma, and sports injuries.
The Symptoms of Whiplash
While whiplash does not usually show up on medical imaging, it does have symptoms that make it easy to identify. If you have whiplash, you will likely feel pain and stiffness in your neck that gets worse with movement. You may also feel dizzy and fatigued. Many people experience tingling and numbness in their arms due to the damage to the neck. Additional symptoms include depression, irritability, and an inability to focus.
A couple of days of rest after the accident can help you begin your recovery. However, it is important to get moving again shortly afterward. Otherwise, your pain may become worse.
Ice and Heat
Swap out ice packs and heating pads on your neck and shoulders to help relax the muscles and reduce your inflammation.
Get moving shortly after the accident to get your blood flowing and your muscles working again. You can also receive specific exercises from a chiropractor or physical therapist to target the injured area and help you regain your mobility.
Home remedies are great for minor whiplash injuries, but some cases of whiplash start small and develop into something far worse. The best course of action is to visit a chiropractor to receive a comprehensive examination. Dr. Goozdich will create a customized treatment plan that is designed to provide pain relief and support the recovery process. Best of all, chiropractic care does not rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery to produce results.
Get Quality Treatment for Your Whiplash at Tukee Lifestyle Chiropractic
Dr. Goozdich at Tukee Lifestyle Chiropractic provides quality care for several health conditions, including whiplash. If you live in or around the Foothills of Arizona or Ahwatukee and are experiencing whiplash, call our team today at (480) 912-4040 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.