Common signs and symptoms of whiplash:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Loss of neck range of motion
- Numbness or tingling
- Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)
- Pain in the arms, shoulders, or upper back
Whiplash is a common injury amongst people who are involved in motor vehicle accidents. Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Most often, whiplash occurs during an auto accident, specifically a rear-end collision, but the injury can also result from a sports accident, physical abuse or other trauma. A whiplash injury consists of overstretching or tearing of the muscles, ligaments, or tendons located in the cervical spine (neck) or upper back. In some cases, whiplash may cause a disc (cushion between the vertebrae) to herniate or rupture into the spinal cord.
What can our practitioners at Custom Chiropractor do for you?
Most people with whiplash recover within a few months after conservative care. Although, some people may experience chronic neck pain and other ongoing complications that may require additional care.
If you are suspecting that you may have a whiplash injury, it is important to get a prompt and accurate diagnosis and to rule out fractures or other tissue damage that may be contributing to symptoms. At Santa Clara Custom Chiro, our chiropractors are trained to treat whiplash injuries, whether it be from a car accident or a sports injury. Through soft tissue therapy, exercises, and patient education coupled with chiropractic adjustments, our chiropractors can help. The goals of treatment are to control pain, restore normal range of motion in your neck and return you to normal activities.
We also compliment our chiropractic adjustments with soft tissue therapies including Active Release Technique and Graston Technique, along with cupping, taping, and exercises tailored to your specific condition. Read more about all the techniques we use on our Specialties page.
Some people also experience:
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Sleep disturbances
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
How to make an appointment
To schedule an appointment, please call us at 408-248-8700 or visit our website at santaclaracustomchiro.com.
After scheduling your appointment, intake forms will be conveniently emailed to you to complete prior to your initial evaluation. These forms will include questions about your motor vehicle accident so our chiropractors can get a clear picture on how to get you back to your pain-free life again.