According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash injuries are common in motor vehicle accidents. The fact that they are common, though, does not lessen the pain these injuries cause and the degree to which they can interfere with your life. A whiplash chiropractor in Lawrenceville, Georgia from Dominguez Chiropractic can treat your whiplash so you can move on with life as you once enjoyed it.
If your whiplash resulted from a car accident, you might have sustained other injuries. We have a medical doctor on staff who can meet with you the same day you come in to treat your whiplash. We can even connect you with auto repair professionals who can fix your car while we treat your injuries.
In other words, Dominguez Chiropractic is your Lawrenceville one-stop auto injury center. Call us today to schedule your same-day appointment: (404) 800-3000.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash shows up as an array of symptoms, which can sometimes appear immediately after your accident—or take days to appear.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, whiplash manifests as:
- Neck pain
- Stiff neck
- Loss of range of motion
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory loss
- Injuries to ligaments/muscles
- Feeling of prickling or burning
- Trouble sleeping
A whiplash chiropractor in Lawrenceville, Georgia will treat your pain and discomfort at the source, not the surface, as some chiropractors do. By addressing the point of origin, we can make sure that the pain will leave and not come back.
When You Can Expect to Feel Better
With skilled chiropractic treatment, like what we offer at Dominguez Chiropractic, you can expect the head and neck pain from your whiplash to disappear within a matter of days or weeks. Complete recovery may take up to three months.
Underlying Causes of Whiplash
Anytime the head jerks back and forth forcefully, similar to a whip cracking, whiplash injuries can result. This is why the injury often turns up from auto accidents, especially rear-end collisions, when your head is thrown forward, then back, with the tremendous force of a crashing car.
This head movement can damage several areas of your body, including:
- Neck tissues
- Bones in the spine
- Disks between bones
Although whiplash frequently results from car accidents, the injuries can also be caused by assault, physical abuse, shaken-baby syndrome, and contact sports.
Potential Complications From Whiplash
In some cases, recovery from whiplash may take longer than usual. And in still other cases, the injury may never completely go away and will cause a patient to suffer chronic pain for months or years after onset. Symptoms can include:
- Severe neck pain
- Pain that moved out to the arms
Our team will review your symptoms with you so we can tailor your treatment in a way that facilitates a speedy recovery and mitigates the negative outcomes of your whiplash.
What to Expect When You Visit Our Office
When you come to Dominguez Chiropractic, you will meet with Dr. Dominguez and her chiropractic team. Together, we can accomplish a great deal in a short time. You can expect:
A Meaningful Conversation
We listen carefully to your account of the accident that caused your injury, as well as to how you describe your symptoms.
Our team will also want to hear about any activities that you regularly enjoy and how your whiplash might be keeping you from enjoying them or executing important aspects of your life. In this conversation, our goal is to understand your symptoms, as well as how frequently and severely they affect you.
A Simple Exam
Next, we will conduct a brief exam that involves checking your physical limitations and pain level. We will observe as you move your neck, head, and arms, and as you execute simple tasks that give us an idea of:
- Your range of motion
- At what degree of motion you begin to feel pain or heightened pain
- Your strength and reflexes
- Any tenderness you may experience in your back, neck, or shoulders
How a Car Accident Chiropractor Can Help You Recover Compensation
Treating and eliminating your physical pain is our top priority at Dominguez Chiropractic. We know this is what brings you to our chiropractic center, and we want to take care of your need to have this pain eased or erased. We do this well.
Once you know your pain is being handled, you will want to start addressing other important matters, especially if your whiplash was caused by a car accident. Quite possibly, you will be wanting to recover damages from the driver who caused your accident.
In this case, we can help you with the documentation you need to prove the extent of your injuries. We can also file your insurance claims and manage the claim through the settlement process. If you would like to hire a personal injury lawyer, we can connect you with one.
Reasons You Should Address Your Whiplash Now
So many of us are socially trained to endure pain and discomfort in our lives, simply because we do not have time to seek treatment. With a whiplash injury, especially one caused by a car accident, there are many reasons to avoid procrastinating meeting with a whiplash chiropractor in Lawrenceville, Georgia:
- You will relieve some anxiety simply by understanding your pain and what is causing it.
- You can start to experience physical relief from your pain so you can get back to your normal life.
- You will deter future complications that could arise if you ignore the injury.
- You can get information that you or your lawyer can use to help you decide what legal route to take after your accident.
- You will receive documentation of your whiplash and other injuries so your lawyer can prove your injury and connect it with the accident.
- You can get referred to a personal injury attorney who can represent you in your quest for compensation.
Call Dominguez Chiropractic Today
When you call Dominguez Chiropractic, you put yourself one step closer to solving your whiplash pain and problems. Also, with this same-day visit to our Lawrenceville one-stop auto-injury center, you can take care of all your post-accident needs.
Call Dominguez Chiropractic to set up an appointment that will start you feeling better today: (404) 800-3000.