Whiplash

Whiplash is an injury to the neck due to a forceful, quick, jerking, back-and-forth movement of the neck that resembles a cracking whip. Whiplash is a typical auto accident injury when a driver is rear-ended by another driver. However, whiplash is not just an auto accident injury. It can also occur come from contact sports injuries and other types of physical trauma. It can take several days for the symptoms of whiplash to become apparent. At Bodywise Chiropractic Center, we have been providing residents of Elk River, MN with chiropractic care for whiplash treatment for many years.

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Signs of Whiplash 

Signs of whiplash may take days to develop after the initial injury occurred.  Common whiplash symptoms include:

  • Stiffness and pain in the neck
  • Reduced range of motion in the neck
  • Shoulder tenderness
  • Pain and tenderness in the shoulder, arms, and back
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness and tingling in arms and shoulders
  • Pressure and tightness in the forehead, sides, and back of the head
  • Dull, painful feeling in the head

Others report symptoms of:

  • Irritability
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Problems sleeping
  • Blurry vision
  • Ringing in the ears

When to See a Chiropractor

See your chiropractor if you are suffering from neck pain, headache, and other whiplash symptoms due to an auto accident injury.  It’s vital to consult to get an accurate diagnosis quickly to rule out broken bones or a much more serious condition. When experiencing these symptoms, pain management may be needed.  Chiropractic care from an experienced chiropractor can give you much-needed relief to recover from an auto accident injury.

Complications & Recovery

The recovery period for whiplash is usually a couple of weeks. However, it is possible to continue experiencing complications long after the initial injury if it is left untreated. Chiropractic specialists aren’t able to predict how each person will recover from whiplash.  Patients may be more likely to have chronic pain if their symptoms were intense from the start and include:

  • Severe neck numbness, stiffness, and pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Pain shooting down from the neck to the shoulder and arms

Other factors that related to the outcomes of whiplash such as:

  • Previous diagnosis of whiplash
  • Advanced age
  • Pre-Existing condition of the neck and lower back pain
  • A previous auto accident injury or sports injury that happened

When you first visit our office, our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine the extent of your whiplash injury before creating a chiropractic care plan to address it.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Elk River, MN for Neck Pain Treatment

Call Bodywise Chiropractic Center today at (763) 441-7788 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.

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Bodywise Chiropractic Center

Monday

8:00am - 12:00pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday

8:00am - 12:00pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm

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1:00pm - 6:00pm

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8:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 6:00pm

Friday

8:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 6:00pm

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11:00am

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Bodywise Chiropractic Center

Monday
8:00am - 12:00pm 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 12:00pm 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 12:00pm 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday
8:00am - 12:00pm 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday
9:00am 11:00am
Sunday
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