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Chattanooga Chiropractors and Whiplash
One of the more common injuries sustained in automobile accidents is whiplash. Whiplash is actually a neck strain that is caused by the rapid movement of the head forward and backward. It is a stretching or tearing of the muscles and tendons in the neck. Along with automobile accidents, whiplash also occurs in a variety sports accidents, especially football. Technically, there is a difference between a neck strain and a neck sprain, but the treatments of the two are similar. At Total Health Chiropractic, we can help determine the severity of any whiplash injuries and offer treatments that provide relief.
How Do You Know If You Have Whiplash?
If you have recently been involved in an automobile accident, how would you know if you have whiplash? There are some common symptoms. They include:
A limited range of neck motion
Pain in the neck area
Tightness in the neck
Discomfort when trying to move the head from side to side
Discomfort when trying to move the head from front to back
Difficulty looking over the left or right shoulder
Headaches that range from the base of the head to the forehead
Tenderness in the neck area
If you think you have experienced whiplash, we encourage you to contact Total Health Chiropractic.
Treatment of Whiplash at Total Health Chiropractic – Chattanooga
When you make an appointment at Total Health Chiropractic and fill out your initial patient forms, we will discuss the circumstances surrounding your injury. We'll give you a physical exam of the neck and back area and may take x-rays or other tests. Based on the results of your physical exam and tests, we'll determine the extent of any injuries and recommend a treatment plan. In many cases, we will conduct your initial treatment following your exam, especially if you are experiencing pain.
At Total Health Chiropractic in Chattanooga, all results and services will be documented to assure proper medical reimbursement from your insurance company and/or to assist in any legal action that may result from your injuries.
How Long Will Treatments Last?
The number of treatments needed to resolve whiplash will depend on the severity of the injury and how your neck responds to treatment. Many whiplash victims will experience some relief after their initial treatment. Our goal is to attain proper realignment to promote long lasting results. Total Health Chiropractic is proud to have served the Chattanooga area for over 20 years with expert chiropractic services including those that provide relief of whiplash.
Make an Appointment Today
Getting an exam quickly following an auto accident can minimize pain and long term effects of any injury sustained. Even if pain seems minor, an examination can be helpful. We encourage you to contact us at Total Health Chiropractic. You can find information for our locations on our website. Make an appointment or to get your free consultation by visiting our Locations Page. Better health starts today.