One of the conditions most often associated with auto accidents is whiplash. However, any occurrence that forces the neck to jerk suddenly can cause this injury. Our chiropractor notes that sometimes the neck pain associated with it is so disabling that patients have tremendous difficulty keeping up with normal daily routines. Relief is available thanks to natural treatments offered by McGunnigle Chiropractic practice in Haddonfield, NJ.
When an individual experiences whiplash, damage can occur to joints, tendons, and muscles once the neck jerks suddenly from front to back. The most common cause is an occurrence of sudden force that results in motion that resembles a cracking whip.
The most frequent cause of the resulting neck pain is a rear-end collision. Other culprits include sports injuries, work injuries, and other types of trauma. Sufferers might experience symptoms immediately or several days after the event that caused the injury. The most common signs include:
- Neck pain, swelling, and tightness
- Brain fog
- Discomfort when moving the head
- Back pain
- Knotted or stiff muscles
- Restricted range of motion
- Headaches radiating from the base of the skull
- Tingling or numbness of the arms
- Stiffness or pain when attempting to look over a shoulder
If you believe you are suffering from whiplash, seek treatment as soon as possible. Whiplash and associated injuries might get worse over time. Diagnosis requires a consultation, comprehensive physical exam, and health history evaluation to discover what is causing the symptoms.
Our practice creates a personalized treatment plan for each patient based solely on natural therapies to relieve discomfort. Each plan includes three phases to be completed to meet a patient’s unique needs. The mainstay of chiropractic care for auto injuries is the use of spinal adjustments to return the body to its natural alignment. Additional treatments include manual therapy, Kinesio taping, traction and decompression, and the flexion-distraction technique.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Haddonfield, NJ, Chiropractor
If you suspect that you might have experienced an auto accident injury, it is essential to get a prompt evaluation from our McGunnigle Chiropractic practice. Without treatment, conditions such as whiplash can get worse as time passes. Whether you suffer from discomforts such as back or neck pain and want to become pain-free or are simply looking to improve your health, our chiropractor in Haddonfield, NJ, can help. Call us today at (856) 310-4445 for more information or to schedule a consultation with our chiropractor, Dr. Jeff McGunnigle.