Whiplash can happen due to a forceful or rapid back-and-forth movement which results in neck injury -- it's much akin to the cracking of a whip (hence the name).
If you've been in a recent auto accident, especially if you were rear-ended, it could be likely that you might have experienced some degree of whiplash. Whiplash can also occur due to sports injury, like in football, hockey, even boxing. Whiplash can also happen due to physical abuse or trauma.
Below are some signs and symptoms that you may have whiplash, in which case you should make an appointment with a chiropractor near you immediately.
1.) Look for Pain, Stiffness, or Headaches
If you have headaches, pain in the neck, or stiffness in the neck, it's pretty much a telltale sign that you have whiplash.
2.) Loss of Range of Motion
If you're having trouble moving your head and neck about as you normally do, then chances are you have whiplash and should seek treatment immediately.
3.) Tenderness in the Shoulder, Upper Back, and Arms
When you've experienced whiplash you might have pain in surrounding areas of the neck, like the shoulder, back, and your arms.
Select few patients have the following symptoms:
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the Ears
- Memory Problems
- Difficulty with Concentration
If you're experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, it's time to schedule an appointment with Barton Chiropractic Clinic today. Schedule your appointment with us today and we'll get you on the path to wellness again.