Whiplash

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Whiplash in Marietta

Chiropractic care is a profession dedicated to the non-surgical treatment of disorders of the nervous system or musculoskeletal system.  If you are having pain from whiplash in Marietta, you have an important resource in Dr. Trent Brumbaugh of Chiropractic Care of Marietta Square.


What is Whiplash?

We have all heard the term and the name, whiplash, says it all.  This serious condition is caused when the neck is “whipped” front to back, back to front, or side to side from a car accident or serious injury.

Whiplash can also occur from physical activity, such as, sports, ruff housing, assault, trauma, slips and falls, or even sudden movements involving the neck and spine.

No matter the cause, the after affects from whiplash can be severe and painful resulting in other nervous system or musculoskeletal system issues.


What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

Symptoms from whiplash can be immediate or delayed and pain can be categorized as mild discomfort to severe pain.  Whiplash injuries tend to be more significant than other injuries treated by a Chiropractor.  This is due to the extreme mechanism and cause of a whiplash injury.

The swift and forceful whipping of the neck can lead to the following symptoms:

  • Neck pain
  • Arm pain
  • Shoulder, upper back pain
  • Headaches or Migraines
  • Blurry vision
  • Motion pain of the neck
  • Loss of neck mobility
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands and fingers
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Loss of appetite or increased appetite
  • Irritability
  • Depression

Whiplash can cause a series of serious problems, in addition to loss from work or personal activities.  If whiplash were not a serious injury, automobiles and many contact sports would not have as many preventative devices to protect the neck from whipping back and forth or side to side.

Protective devices such as headrests and airbags are designed to protect the head and neck during a car accident.  Protective devices such as neck braces and padding is used in NASCAR and INDY CAR racing.  The same protective measures are used in contact sports such as football.  Finally, protective devises are used at amusement parks and amusement rides that could result in whiplash to occur.


Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

Chiropractic care by an experienced Chiropractor trained in whiplash care is paramount for an effective treatment plan. Chiropractors are skilled in evaluating whiplash through interviewing patients, examination and x-rays.

If you have been injured in an accident or other physical injury or incident, it is important that you have an evaluation by a Chiropractor, no matter how mild or severe the symptoms.