Whiplash FAQ

Whiplash can be a painful result of auto accidents or other types of trauma. If you have an auto accident injury that has left you with whiplash, call The Healing Touch Chiropractic in Sacramento to make an appointment for an examination and treatment for this painful condition.

What Causes Whiplash?

When the head and neck are rapidly moved in one direction and then another, it can result in a strain that causes soreness or pain. The pain may present itself soon after the accident or maybe delayed for hours or even days after the incident.

How Do People Get Whiplash?

There are several ways that the head can be moved quickly in various directions. One of the most common ways for this to happen is in an auto accident. When a vehicle crashes, the people inside the vehicle are exposed to sudden and severe forces that can have lingering effects. Even in minor accidents, whiplash is a common effect of sudden stopping. Whiplash can also come from sports injuries, other traumas that cause rapid stopping, and certain types of physical abuse.

What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

One of the most common symptoms is pain, soreness, or stiffness in the neck. This may also come with pain in the shoulders, arms, or upper back. Some people with whiplash get headaches accompanying their symptoms. Sufferers may also have dizziness, fatigue, or arms that are either numb or tingly. A major symptom of whiplash is the inability to move the neck or to be unable to move your head without pain. It can also cause ringing in your ears or blurred vision as well as insomnia.

Call Our Chiropractors for Help

If you have any of these symptoms and your whiplash is interfering with your daily life, call our team today to get the pain relief that you deserve! At The Healing Touch Chiropractic in Sacramento, one of our chiropractors will provide a thorough examination and develop a treatment plan to address your condition. Call us today at (916) 447-3344 to schedule an appointment.


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