If you were recently in an accident and are experiencing neck pain you might have whiplash.
At Perth cbd chiropractic clinic (formally central city chiropractors) we commonly see the painful results of motor vehicle accidents. These vary in length of time since the accident and also in type or extent of injury and symptoms. As chiropractors we may see patients the day after or years after the injury. As a chiropractor at Perth cbd chiropractic clinic (formally central city chiropractors) my view is that as soon as you come in for a chiropractic assessment and possibly treatment after the accident the better. So many times I have assessed and treated patients who have been in pain for many months if not years but don’t know where to come to ease their pain and are often living off painkillers and anti-inflammatory with no improvement.
After a few treatments they are often out of the pain that they have unnecessarily been suffering with. Instead of suffering call Perth cbd chiropractic clinic (formally central city chiropractors) on 94868653 for an assessment. If you are unsure as to whether you have whiplash our chiropractors will be happy to offer you advice over the telephone.
You can get whiplash from:
Whiplash, although not technically a medical term, is very real and can be very painful. We call it whiplash because, in an accident, your neck really can whip back and forth—first backward (hyperextension) and then forward (hyperflexion). Doctors call whiplash a neck sprain or strain. Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues of your neck and upper back that occurs when your muscles and ligaments get over-stretched from the force of an accident. Ironically, it is very easy to hurt your neck like this since your neck is designed to move in many directions—and when you’re in an accident, unfortunately, it may do so!
The key symptom of whiplash is neck or upper back pain. The pain can start immediately—or, it can develop days, weeks, and sometimes even months after the accident. Some people only have a little pain, but some experience a lot. If you have whiplash you might feel:
Whiplash injuries can be mild initially—at first, you may not even know that you are injured. However, whiplash can still cause symptoms five years later, and in the long run, can be associated with other problems such as osteoarthritis (bone and joint pain) and premature disc degeneration (faster aging of the spine).
Even if your neck pain is only mild, see a chiropractor as soon as possible. The good news is that, with time, most people with whiplash recover fully.
For more information call Perth cbd chiropractic clinic (formally central city chiropractors) on 94868653 and speak to one of our chiropractors