Whiplash Treatment at Chiropractic Health of Matthews
One of the most common injuries resulting from an automotive accident, among other causes, is whiplash. Caused by the abrupt motion of “whipping” your head backward and then forward, whiplash has many symptoms and can impede your daily activities.
If you are experiencing whiplash, visit our office. Dr. Mozingo and Dr. Kylie can treat whiplash without using medication or resorting to surgery. Read below to see if your symptoms align with a whiplash injury.
Whiplash Diagnosis and Treatment
How Whiplash Happens
Whiplash occurs when muscles in your neck are strained because of rapid movement backward and then forward. The abrupt motion causes tendons and tissues in your neck to tear, often causing pain and swelling.
Car accidents (particularly rear-end collisions) are a leading cause of whiplash injuries, but there are other ways one might suffer whiplash. These include:
- Physical abuse (being punched or shaken)
- Contact sports
- Horseback riding
- Biking accidents
- Hard falls or blows to the head
What Whiplash Feels Like
How will you know if you have sustained an injury that has resulted in whiplash? Look out for symptoms like:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Blurred vision
If you feel you are experiencing symptoms of whiplash, contact our team in Matthews, North Carolina right away. Using our advanced technology systems and comprehensive treatment method, Dr. Mozingo and Dr. Kylie can help you make a recovery and return to your highest level of health and comfort.