Whiplash is a term that describes damage to the soft tissue in your neck. It most often stems from a rear-end auto collision; however, any injury that causes your neck to be forced backward, then forward, and then backward again rapidly may cause it. And at Jacobsen Chiropractic of Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Daniel Jacobsen offers individuals in the area chiropractic treatment for this condition.
Most of the time, symptoms will present themselves within the first day of the injury, though it may take a few days for some people to develop issues. That's why we recommend you see a chiropractor immediately following an accident for the most favorable outcome.
If you have whiplash, you may experience neck pain, and it may worsen when you move the area. You may also lose some range of motion in your neck.
Some people develop weakness, numbness, and tingling that may extend into the shoulders and down one or both arms.
You may also experience any of the following:
- Headaches or migraines
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Sleep disturbances
- Memory problems
- Difficulty concentrating
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
When you first come into our Beverly Hills, CA, office, our practitioner will assess your range of motion and identify where the pain is. Through a careful evaluation, our practitioner will determine if you have whiplash.
Once determined, our practitioner may recommend you receive a cervical alignment. During this treatment, our chiropractor performs certain manual motions that optimize nerve function in the neck while promoting circulation. As a result, you tend to have less pain, and your injury will heal better and more rapidly.
Oftentimes, our practitioner recommends therapeutic exercises. For these treatments, our practitioner guides you through exercises that focus on your neck. For instance, our practitioner may ask you to rotate your head from side to side slowly. These stretches gradually increase in difficulty to improve your condition without hurting you. This helps with healing and can ease some of the pain you experience since you're increasing blood flow to the area.
At Jacobsen Chiropractic of Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Jacobsen offers treatment for whiplash. This will optimize your healing to ensure you recover fully and as quickly as possible.
Contact us for an appointment today if you were recently in an accident or suspect you may have whiplash. Dial 310-657-0366 now.