After an automobile accident, the most common injury sustained by people is whiplash. When our Conyers chiropractors see a patient following an injury it is most often to treat pain associated with this type of condition.
Medical professionals use the term whiplash to describe a neck injury that results from the head whipping back and forward during an auto accident. This is typically the result of a rear-end collision, which is also the most common type of collision.
When our chiropractors find you to have a whiplash injury, they will assess your entire spine in order to determine if the injury is limited to your neck. In their assessment, poor range of motion, muscle spasms, weakness, or pain will be sought. Most often in the initial phase of the injury, moving your neck or head will provide discomfort. Our chiropractors will also search for tender spots or tightness in the neck and back by feeling around.
Our chiropractors start with gentle stretching or ultrasound in the initial phase of the injury in an attempt to reduce inflammation. Icing the injured area may also be recommended. Once initial swelling is resolved and pain diminished, spinal manipulation will be utilized to help restore normal motion and blood flow to your neck.
No one can control being hit from behind while driving. If you have been hit and you think that you may have whiplash, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as you can to ensure that a greater injury has not been sustained. If you are not experiencing a medical emergency after an accident, call our Conyers chiropractors at (404) 602-0386 so that our doctors may evaluate your condition and develop a treatment plan to get you feeling better.