If you have fallen victim to a car accident, you may experience a strain in your neck muscles.
Damage to the neck muscles can result in whiplash which can cause mobility issues.
Immediate Treatment Is Key
With any accident, it is always best to follow up with a medical professional to rule out any serious injuries. With upper-body injuries especially the head and neck, whiplash can occur and should be treated right away.
What To Look For
With whiplash, symptoms can be identified right away and other times it may take days or weeks for symptoms to surface. Symptom include:
- Back pain
- Poor mobility in neck and/or shoulders
Although car accidents are the most common location for whiplash to occur, any time the body faces a sudden impact there becomes a risk for whiplash.
Headrests Are Your Best Friend
The designs of cars have drastically changed over the years with many new and improved safety features but one you may not think of is the headrest which can protect you from serious whiplash. To decrease your risk of whiplash follows these guidelines:
- The top edge of your headrest should be taller than your temples
- The headrest should be no more than 10 cms centimeters recessed from your head
As we shared before, whiplash can occur anytime there is a violent force to the neck and back such as taking a hit in a football game or even falling down a flight of stairs. With the excellent level of care, our Atlanta chiropractors have to offer, you have a better chance at a full recovery.
AICA Is What You Need, Deserve
Our chiropractors specialize in correcting misaligned spines and treating a variety of conditions. If you are looking for a highly qualified chiropractor, our team is just what you need. We take pride in our patient’s success and would like to help you reach your full potential. Contact our Atlanta chiropractors today by dialing (404) 889-8828 to schedule an appointment.