in West Chester, PA
Whiplash is the common name given to the injury in which the cervical (neck) spine has been hyper extended (increased backward motion) and hyperflexion (increased forward motion). In simpler terms, the head is significantly forced forward and backward. Whiplash injuries can be caused by traumatic events such as a car crash or a fall.
Whiplash and Chiropractic Care
Headache; visual disturbance; stiffness of the spine; restriction of movement; and pain in the back, spine, or arm are signs/symptoms of whiplash. You can or may not instantly notice these symptoms. Many whiplash injuries are estimated to be felt for several hours, days and, in some cases, even months or years after the accident.
It is important to get prompt attention to your injury, even if you are not in pain after a whiplash event, as the structural balance of your neck and spine is important to your wellbeing. By correctly changing your neck and/or back, we will assist with your healing so it has the opportunity to heal properly. In addition, to bring you back on the path to good health, we will prescribe physical therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, and natural anti-inflammatory medications.
A better quality of life awaits you - contact the professionals at Goshen Family Chiropractic today!