Auto accidents resulting in personal injury occur every day in and around Ontario. Whiplash is one of the most common type of personal injury suffered in those accidents. Here at United Chiropractic Health Center in Ontario, CA, we professionally and effectively treat and care for auto accident injuries, especially whiplash.
What is Whiplash?
Most whiplash injuries are strains or sprains. Some are more severe and might involve a displaced or herniated spinal disc. Whiplash injuries are typically an auto accident injury when the victim's head is violently thrown forward and then backward or backward and forward. They're often the result of a rear-end auto accident, but people might also suffer whiplash in a sports collision or a slip-and fall.
Symptoms of a Whiplash Injury
The symptoms of whiplash can vary from victim to victim. They might include one or more of the following:
- Neck pain.
- Upper back pain.
- Muscle spasms or knotting.
- Loss of range of motion.
- Fatigue or anxiety.
How Does Your Chiropractor Diagnose Whiplash?
A chiropractor from our clinic may diagnose a whiplash injury by taking a medical history and asking questions about your accident and complaints of neck pain and discomfort. Then, a physical examination of your neck and related muscles may be performed. X-rays may or may not be taken.
Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash
Neck joints often become misaligned as a result of an auto accident injury. Our chiropractors will identify any misaligned cervical spine joints and gently realign them to where they are intended to be positioned. These spinal adjustments offer pain relief by reducing pressure on spinal nerves and relaxing painful muscles that are in spasm.
Supplemental Therapies to Chiropractic Treatment
Aside from chiropractic adjustments, our chiropractic clinic relies on additional therapies for neck pain and back pain relief. Those therapies may include electronic muscle therapy, chiropractic massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, cold laser therapy and acupuncture.
Visit Our Clinic for Your Neck Pain and Back Pain
If you live in or around Ontario, CA, and you suffered a whiplash injury, contact us at (909) 984-2765 United Chiropractic Health Center here in Ontario, CA for an appointment and examination. Our chiropractor will help isolate the source of your pain and discomfort, and then, a treatment plan will be discussed. The source rather than the symptoms that will be treated. Don't ignore that whiplash pain and discomfort. The longer that you try to just live with it, the potentially higher the likelihood becomes that it will become chronic and more difficult to treat. Make that appointment as soon as you can after suffering any whiplash injury.