One of the most common injuries sustained from a car accident is whiplash. This can cause pain that may be short term or chronic in nature, and may contribute to headaches and other body pains. Unfortunately, most primary care doctors cannot offer much relief from whiplash.
Symptoms are most commonly treated, but the damage itself is not often repaired. This is why chiropractic treatment is so important following a whiplash injury. Our chiropractors can offer permanent healing when it comes to this injury.
Whiplash can happen to anyone, regardless of the severity of the accident they are in. When the neck is jarred abruptly, damage may occur. This can happen in a minor bumper hit or in a major accident. Regardless of how severe the accident was, whiplash may occur. Sports and falls may also cause this injury, although car accidents are the most common cause, leading to long lasting pain.
The most disconcerting thing about whiplash is the symptoms do not always present immediately. Sometimes a few days or weeks may pass before you begin to experience any discomfort. The chronic nature of the pain from the whiplash is what is most terrible. This is where chiropractic treatments become imperative to your recovery.
When you sustain a whiplash injury, our chiropractic treatments are very effective in alleviating your pain and preventing chronic discomfort. It has remained the only proven treatment for this condition because of its ability to address the source of injury. Medication only treats the symptoms, whereas chiropractic care corrects the damage sustained to the neck. By addressing the damage itself, the injury is healed instead of masking the pain.
There are many degrees of whiplash injury, but they are treated in a similar fashion. Both short and long term pain are addressed by our chiropractors and you will be free from the discomfort of the injury upon completion of recommended therapy.
One of the side effects of whiplash, headaches, is also treated by our chiropractors. When compared to medication, which only acts as a band aid to the pain, we offer a more permanent solution. Call our Atlanta chiropractors today at (404) 889-8828 to find out how we can help you recover from your whiplash injury.