Whiplash is a common car accident injury. You may not feel it as a symptom immediately after your collision—sometimes it can be hours, days, or even weeks before the pain sets in—but that doesn’t mean the injury is not there. Once you start experiencing whiplash symptoms, they can greatly interfere with the everyday enjoyment of life—and the things you need to get done in your role at home and work.
A whiplash chiropractor in Marietta, Georgia, with Dominguez Chiropractic can start treating your whiplash right away, the same day you call to schedule your appointment. The sooner you start treatment, the sooner your life can return to normal.
Call Dominguez Chiropractic today to schedule your same-day appointment: (404) 800-3000.
Your Marietta One-Stop Auto Injury Center
Our whiplash chiropractic team in Marietta, Georgia, at Dominguez Chiropractic can see you the very same day you call for an appointment. They will assess your whiplash and set you up on a treatment program to get you back involved in the activities you know, love, and need.
We also have a medical doctor on staff who can evaluate any other injuries you might have sustained in your car accident. Possibly, what you think is only whiplash pain might also stem from tissue damage or broken bones, which tend to make symptoms worse.
If you need a lawyer, we can connect you with one from our referral network, and/or we can assist you with your insurance claim here in our office. Finally, if your car suffered its own damages in the accident, our staff will send you to a reputable auto repair professional who can get you back and running in a motor vehicle.
So, with a single stop, you can take care of all your post-accident needs—starting with treating your whiplash. Call Dominguez Chiropractic today to schedule your same-day appointment: (404) 800-3000.
Common Whiplash Symptoms
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke identifies multiple symptoms you might experience with whiplash:
- Neck pain
- Stiffness of the neck
- Trouble remembering
- Problems with concentrating
- Injured muscles and ligaments
- Back pain
- Burning or prickling sensation
- Pain in shoulder
- Feelings of depression
- Loss of range of motion
- Feeling nervous
- Difficulty sleeping
Many chiropractors will simply treat the symptoms of your whiplash. You leave the treatment facility feeling great, only to have the pain resurface hours later.
A whiplash chiropractor in Marietta, Georgia, at Dominguez Chiropractic, however, will work the source of your injury. This way, we fix the problem, so the pain does not return. With our focused chiropractic treatment plan, your head and neck pain will go away within days or weeks, depending upon the severity of your injury. Within three months, you could enjoy a complete recovery from your whiplash.
Understanding What Causes Whiplash
Imagine what happens to your body in a car crash. The force of the impact from the other vehicle—especially in a rear-end collision—whips your head forcefully forward, then backward. By the way, this same injury can happen when you are tackled on the football field or punched in a fight, or you take a fall down a flight of stairs. Whiplash is also a common outcome of shaken-baby syndrome, assault, and physical abuse.
This sharp and forceful head movement can result in damage to several areas of your body, including:
- Neck tissues
- Bones in your spine
- Disks between your bones
- Neck tissues
Risk Factors for Whiplash Complications
If you are older in age, have existing pain in your lower back or neck, and/or previously were injured with whiplash, you stand a greater risk of experiencing complications from your current whiplash injury. These complications can include enduring chronic pain, such as pain in the neck, pain that spreads to the arms, and severe neck pain.
Our whiplash chiropractors in Marietta, Georgia, will work to develop a custom-tailored plan that will account for your unique physical condition, lifestyle, etc. Our goal is always to expedite your recovery and minimize your risk of complications.
What to Expect During Your Chiropractic Visit
Your visit to our Marietta chiropractic office will start with a conversation with members of our chiropractic team and Dr. Dominguez.
We know that your time is valuable and that you have many things to take care of after your accident. We also know you are in pain and want to have answers, as well as a treatment plan, so you can rest assured that relief is forthcoming.
Our team will listen as you tell us about your accident, as well as your symptoms and medical history. We will invite you to tell us about your daily activities and physical hobbies that might be affected by your whiplash. We will check for signs of whiplash and other injuries in a simple exam that will let us observe your movement, reflexes, strength, muscular tenderness, and range of motion.
We Can Even Help You Receive Compensation for Your Whiplash
So, now that you are feeling fantastic about the great decision you made to have Dominguez Chiropractic treat your whiplash injury, you can turn your attention to the other services we offer in our Marietta One-Stop Auto Injury Center—and we offer a lot.
Get a Lawyer
If someone else’s negligence caused your whiplash, for example, from a car accident, slip and fall, or some type of physical assault, you might want to consider taking legal action against the negligent party to cover your medical expenses and other damages. Our staff can connect you with a personal injury attorney from our network of lawyers who can fight for your right to receive the maximum compensation possible.
Your attorney is only as good as the evidence made available to them, so our office staff will forward your lawyer all the medical documentation related to your accident. This evidence will be the basis of a well-constructed case.
Fix Your Car
Finally, you’re probably not the only one who was injured in your accident. If your car took some of the damage, we can connect you with a mechanic and/or paint and body shop that will get your car back to running order.
Call Us to Start Treating Your Whiplash and Mending Your Life
It is natural to put off dealing with the many things that fall into your lap after a car accident. If you are feeling the pain of whiplash, you are even more likely to just want to stay home and relax. Pull yourself out of this funk, pick up the phone, and call Dominguez Chiropractic today for your appointment today. With one call, you can be one your way to checking every item off your post-accident “to do” list.
Call Dominguez Chiropractic today at (404) 800-3000.