Whiplash: More than Standard Neck Pain
The phrase "pain in the neck" might have been coned with whiplash in mind, and in more ways than one. But this debilitating injury syndrome involves more than just neck pain, and finding the right treatment for it is crucial. Let us look at whiplash in all its ugly detail, along with the advantages of receiving natural whiplash treatment from our chiropractor in Atlanta, Dr. Simon.
Whiplash Diagnosis and Treatment
Whiplash diagnosis involves a combination of intake and physical examination. Our whiplash doctor will ask you about the incident that caused the injury and how your neck was thrown around in the process. We will discuss your symptoms in detail so help determine whether you've sustained pinched nerves or torn muscles. Imaging technology allows us to view any changes to the cervical spinal column, including a straightening of the normal neck curve known as lordosis.
The symptoms we must evaluate can be surprisingly varied, depending on which body parts have suffered damage. Neck pain and stiffness are certainly common, but you may also experience strange sensations, muscle weakness, or numbness in your hands and arms. This issue, cervical radiculopathy, occurs when herniated discs or dislocated vertebrae press against nerve tissue. Strained muscles that go into spasms can cause chronic headaches, shoulder pain and jaw pain. You may even struggle with tinnitus, vision problems, dizziness, and other unsettling symptoms.
How is whiplash treated?
Treatment for whiplash should begin as soon as possible, beginning with the relief of acute symptoms. Physiotherapy measures such as ice compresses can help ease acute pain. Contrary to the TV images of whiplash sufferers always wearing cervical collars, immobilizing the neck in a cervical collar for long periods is not a good idea. Drugs can mute your pain temporarily, but they can't address your neurological or functional problems. For that, you need treatment that actually corrects the underlying causes of those symptoms -- in other words, you need Century City Chiropractic.
Chiropractic care is a cost-effective option for chiropractic treatment because it fixes the musculoskeletal imbalances that might otherwise keep plaguing you for years. Our chiropractor in Atlanta can correct issues such as lordosis by gently bringing the vertebrae and their joints back into their normal positional relationships. Normalizing these structures also relieves the nerve pressure that causes cervical radiculopathy. We also utilize other forms of natural therapy to deal with soft tissue damage. In addition to sophisticated techniques such as hydro massage to boost circulation and relieve spasms, we can prescribe corrective exercises to rehabilitate your neck and support your new and improved cervical alignment.
Talk to Our Whiplash Doctor Today
Whiplash may be more than a pain in the neck, but it's no match for our whiplash doctor. Call Century Chiropractic Center at (404) 634-1669 so we can help you recover!