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Posted on 04-11-2018

Whiplash FAQs from Our Wake Forest Chiropractor

Being in a car accident can cause the head to be thrown back and forth suddenly and rapidly. This can cause an injury known as whiplash, which can lead to considerable pain. At Porter and Rabinowitz Chiropractic, our Wake Forest chiropractor offers treatment to relieve the symptoms of this injury. Find out more about whiplash, including what causes it and how it is treated.

man suffering from whiplash after being involved in an auto accident

What Causes Whiplash?

People can experience whiplash from a car accident, which is the most frequent cause, and also while playing rough sports. When the head is thrown around during a collision, this sudden motion can cause damage to the upper spine, including the spinal discs. This can also cause damage to the muscles, ligaments and other soft tissue in this part of the neck. 

What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

Whiplash commonly causes pain and stiffness that affect the neck and upper back. Other symptoms include pain in the shoulder or arms as well. In some cases, whiplash can restrict the range of motion when attempting to turn the head. Other symptoms include headaches, dizziness a, d fatigue. 

How Can an Auto Accident Chiropractor in Wake Forest Treat Whiplash?

Our auto accident chiropractor in Wake Forest can do spinal adjustments that focus on your upper spine. This part of your spine can become damaged or thrown out of alignment when you have whiplash. Spinal adjustments help bring this part of your spine back into alignment, which can take pressure off of the nerves that branch out from this area. Having auto injury treatment for whiplash also helps ensure that your spinal discs, muscles and other damaged areas are able to heal properly, which helps reduce your risk of having chronic pain. 

Contact our Chiropractor in Wake Forest

If you have whiplash from a car accident, please contact Porter and Rabinowitz Chiropractic to make an appointment. Our chiropractor in Wake Forest provides chiropractic adjustments and other care for neck and upper back pain from whiplash, so you can make a full recovery.

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