Chiropractic Care - The Effective Whiplash Treatment
Almost 5 million people were injured in car accidents in 2017, so you’ve got a pretty good chance of sustaining an accident-induced injury at some point in your life.
In fact, if you’re like the average person, you’ll probably crash your car three to four times over your lifetime — scary, right?
If you do get into a fender-bender, the most common injury sustained is whiplash.
While often dismissed as a temporary issue, whiplash can lead to debilitating pain if not treated promptly.
Common Symptoms of Whiplash You Should Know
So, you’ve been in an accident. How do you know if you have whiplash?
Whiplash is caused by hyperflexion of your vertebrae — in layman’s terms, a quick back-and-forth movement of the head and neck. This jarring movement often displaces vertebrae, which then goes on to cause other symptoms.
Some of the most common are:
- Numbness and/or tingling
- Tenderness and/or stiffness
- Problems with vision
If you’ve been injured and you think you might have whiplash, please get to a qualified chiropractor right away.
Untreated whiplash can turn into something more serious like vertigo (extreme persistent dizziness), tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and even chronic pain syndromes.
Why Chiropractic Care is the Best Whiplash Treatment
Chiropractic care has been proven to be an effective treatment for the symptoms of whiplash. That’s no surprise, since chiropractors are focused on spinal care and on disorders that affect the spine and neck.
Best of all, chiropractic treatment is gentle, it’s non-invasive, and it doesn’t rely on drugs.
Spinal manipulation has proven anti-inflammatory effects, so you’re able to get pain relief without the worry or side effects of over-the-counter or prescription medications.
Finding the Right Chiropractor
If you’re in Longview, you’re in luck. Dr. Gary Lipkin has been providing whiplash treatment since 1983, and he’s constantly attending seminars and programs to keep up with emerging technology and advances in treatment protocols.
He cares deeply about providing pain relief to his patients, and would be delighted to help you recover from your injuries.