Have you been in a car accident recently and are experiencing whiplash?
If you live in Montgomery County, Maryland, call Advanced Spine &
Wellness Center, located in Rockville, about treatment options!
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is most commonly associated with rear-end car collisions in which the heads of the people in the front car are suddenly snapped back and forth by the impact. It is more accurately called cervical acceleration/deceleration (CAD) trauma or syndrome, which describes the rapid movements that can injure the vertebrae of the neck and the muscles and ligaments that support them. As you will see in Figure 1 below, your car does not have to be seriously damaged in order for your spine to incur significant injury.
Who suffers from whiplash?
Anyone can be subjected to whiplash, even in a low-force car crash at speeds as low as 5 mph! But injuries associated with whiplash can also result from other mishaps in which the head is pushed or jerked beyond its normal range of motion. Whiplash most commonly causes serious and lingering neck pain, but people also experience headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, nausea and numbness – some of the milder effects. Some people, on the other hand, experience back pain, severe whiplash and bruising of the brain.
How can chiropractic treat whiplash?
The sudden accident that caused the whiplash in the first place may fade into memory, but the physical and psychological damage of whiplash can become chronic, eroding a victim's quality of life. Chiropractic techniques and chiropractors' skills are particularly well-suited to relieving the neck pain and other debilitating effects of whiplash because they can:
- Restore movement lost after the accident
- Overcome muscle weakness and enhance muscle tone
- Speed recovery
- Diminish chronic symptoms that can persist or recur over many years
Repeated and effective chiropractic adjustments have proved successful for many thousands of patients. Chiropractic can, in many cases, significantly reduce patients' distress and allow them to return to their normal activities rather than seeing themselves as invalids – as so many whiplash victims do long after their accident.
Whiplash Treatment in Rockville, MD
Advanced Spine & Wellness Center offers more than just chiropractic! We offer physical therapy, acupuncture and more, and can help you safely and effectively relieve your pain.
If you need whiplash treatment today, come see the leading chiropractors in the Rockville, Maryland area!