Common Symptoms and Injuries from Whiplash
Whiplash symptoms may take hours, days or weeks to appear. If you notice any of these symptoms after an auto accident, seek treatment.
- Soreness or stiffness of the neck
- Pain, numbness or tingling in the back, arms, shoulders and hands
- Reduced range of motion in the neck or ability to move the head
- Ringing in the ears, dizziness, hearing loss or blurred vision
The most common injuries from whiplash:
- Sprained or torn ligaments of the spine
- Strained or torn muscles and tendons
- Concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Torn discs, herniated discs, herniated discs with pain and numbness
- Fracture or dislocation of the bones of the cervical spine
The Impact of Whiplash on Your Body and Health
Whiplash often causes major injuries and can occur with speeds as low at 2.5 mph. Even if damage to the car is minimal, there can be permanent spinal damage. Whiplash injuries dismissed as minor initially, often end up causing lifelong health problems.
Trauma to the spine, no matter how small, can disturb the natural position of vertebrae, affecting surrounding muscles, ligaments and discs. The vertebrae protect the spinal cord and exiting nerves, so even a small disturbance can have a significant adverse effect on the nerve tissue and the nervous system’s ability to function.
Many patients leave the emergency room with a diagnosed or an undiagnosed whiplash injury and never receive treatment for the condition. Not treating a whiplash injury can lead to a degenerative chain reaction resulting in many underlying health problems. (i.e. WAD – Whiplash Associated Disorder) This can slowly grow worse with time and even destroy good health.
How are Whiplash Injuries Treated with Chiropractic Care?
Treatment for whiplash injuries vary depending to the severity of the condition. Dr. Manteris is a trauma trained expert in the treatment of whiplash injuries. Whether you experience minor or severe injuries, Dr. Manteris has specific protocols to mobilize the spine to begin to restore normal motion.
We take the time to connect with each patient to create the right treatment plan to produce results quickly and effectively. We start with a free consultation and obtain a detailed health history and discuss your current condition. If your whiplash is due to an auto accident, we accept all Med Pay policies, accept attorney liens and do not require health insurance. Dr. Manteris will perform the necessary tests, imaging and our thorough exam protocol creates the correct whiplash injury diagnosis.
Treat Your Whiplash – Broomfield Spine + Injury
If you’ve been in an auto accident, large or small, it’s imperative to schedule an appointment to evaluate possible injuries as soon as possible.