When most people think of whiplash, they think of neck pain. Although damage to the neck does cause whiplash, the injury often extends well beyond this region of the body.
If you suffer from whiplash, the team of chiropractors at Dominguez Chiropractic can review your symptoms and craft a custom-tailored treatment plan that will address your injury at the source. You can also see our on-site medical doctor the same day if you sustained other injuries that require medical treatment.
Often, whiplash results from car accidents. If this is the case with your injury, know that Dominguez Chiropractic offers a Jonesboro One-Stop Auto Injury Center that can file and manage your insurance claim, coordinate your car repairs, and even connect you with a lawyer, if necessary.
Call Dominguez Chiropractic today to schedule a same-day appointment: (404) 800-3000.
Whiplash, sometimes referred to as neck strain or neck sprain, is a soft-tissue injury that is often associated with car accidents but sometimes results from physical assault or abuse, contact sports, and shaken-baby syndrome.
In the case of an auto accident, the injury typically occurs when one car crashes into another vehicle. The head of the passenger in the struck vehicle snaps forward and backward with a violent force. This sudden movement can damage several areas, including:
- Nerve roots
- Intervertebral joints
- Cervical muscles
- Neck tissues
Dominguez Chiropractic’s team of chiropractors base their treatment of whiplash on the knowledge that everything in your body is connected to something else. We will use our deep knowledge of the neuromusculoskeletal system to determine the extent of your injury. We will treat your pain at the source. Once we treat the cause, the pain will not return.
Whiplash is much more than neck pain. Rather, it can manifest as a collection of symptoms. If you have been in a car accident, you should be aware of the symptoms, so you recognize them if they arise.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) lists the following symptoms as those that often connect with whiplash injuries:
- Neck stiffness
- Neck pain
- Loss of range of motion
- Back pain
- Memory loss
- Injuries to ligaments/muscles
- Trouble concentrating
- Sensations of prickling or burning
- Pain in the shoulders
- Trouble sleeping
Keep in mind that not all whiplash symptoms show up right after an accident. Many can take hours or even days to manifest.
For this reason, we recommend that car accident victims always get checked out by someone who specializes in car accident injuries, knows what to look for, and can start treating any injuries right away.
A Dominguez Chiropractic whiplash chiropractor in Jonesboro, Georgia, will treat your symptoms and get you feeling more like your old self again. If you are concerned about bone fractures or other damage, our on-site medical doctor can assess you and treat you as needed the same day. Call us today at (404) 800-3000 to schedule your same-day visit.
What To Expect With Whiplash Injuries
The pain you experience in your neck and head could vanish within days or weeks after beginning chiropractic treatment. Sometimes, as many as three months may pass before a patient feels completely recovered. Some cases simply take longer than others to heal. For patients who suffer from severe neck pain, headaches, or pain that extends to their arms, the whiplash may linger indefinitely as chronic pain.
At Dominguez Chiropractic, we commit to delivering a treatment tailored to your individual injuries and needs to quicken your recovery time and reduce the risk and/or degree of negative outcomes from your whiplash.
A Preview of Your Visit to Our Chiropractic Center
The first thing you should know is that when you call Dominguez Chiropractic, we will schedule your appointment for that very same day. We know you are in pain and want relief as soon as possible, and we are eager to help you get that relief quickly.
Whiplash chiropractor in Jonesboro, Georgia, Dr. Barbara Dominguez will meet with you personally. We will also introduce you to the chiropractic team, and then we will get down to work.
We Will Have a Productive Conversation
Our team will listen as you describe the accident that caused your whiplash. We will want to hear a detailed account of all your symptoms. Dr. Barbara Dominguez will also ask you about how you spend your time typically—sports, hobbies, and other activities that could be affected by your whiplash.
We will put everything we learn from this conversation to use in diagnosing your injuries and customizing your treatment plan.
A Brief Exam
After we have gathered all the preliminary information we need, we will perform a simple exam aimed at gauging your pain level, as well as your physical limitations. Our diagnostic team will watch as you perform some simple tasks, like moving your head, neck, and arms. As a result of this activity, we will be able to formulate a solid understanding of your strength, reflexes, tenderness in various areas, range of motion, and the degree of motion at which you sense pain or increased levels of pain.
We Can Help You With All Your Post-Car-Accident Needs
As a Jonesboro One-Stop Auto Injury Center, we will do much more than treat the physical injuries you sustained from your car crash—although that will be our initial focus and top priority. As soon as you realize that we are addressing your physical pain, you may be eager to start taking care of your other damages. We want to help you with that, too.
If your motor vehicle sustained damage in the collision, we will help coordinate any repairs. Our staff can also sit down with you and gather any information we need to file a claim with your insurance company. We will even monitor and manage the claim all the way through the settlement process.
Finally, as is often the case with whiplash patients, another person may be liable for your damages, and you may want to hire a lawyer to help you recover the compensation from them that you deserve. The staff at Dominguez Chiropractic can connect you with a personal injury lawyer who can represent you in this effort.
Call Us Today for a Same-Day Chiropractor Appointment in Jonesboro
It is so easy to put off seeking medical treatment after a car accident—many people assume they have not suffered injuries if they do not see any blood or feel any broken bones. Trust us on this, though. You will feel better knowing earlier whether you have injuries, and starting treatment on them, rather than risking further complications and additional pain.
Call Dominguez Chiropractic today to set up an appointment that will start you feeling better today at (404) 800-3000.