Whiplash

Whiplash Specialist
Motor vehicle accidents can cause substantial problems such as whiplash that can last a lifetime if not treated immediately after the accident. Visit Dr. Weddle at DMC Healthcare in Dallas, Texas for treatment of injury like whiplash after a motor vehicle accident to prevent further problems.

Whiplash Q & A

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Why should I see a chiropractor after a car accident?

After an accident, the physical effects are not always immediately present due to shock. Even serious injuries may take several days to present themselves. As the body is jarred, or thrown forward unexpectedly, and beyond the normal range of motion, any part of the body can sustain stretched ligaments and even tears. Chiropractic care is an effective form of treatment after being involved in a motor vehicle collision whether mild or major. Chiropractors are trained in treating the musculoskeletal system and in recognizing common injuries associated with car accidents. Treatment immediately following a car accident and continued treatment for maintaining structural health has been proven to decrease the risk of long-term problems.

What is whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when the head snaps in a sudden motion back and forth after the car is impacted from an accident. This is most often the result of an automobile accident where the car is rear-ended. Whiplash is also known as cervical acceleration/deceleration (CAD) trauma. The trauma is described as a cervical acceleration/deceleration of CAD. This refers to the rapid movements associated with whiplash which can cause substantial damage to the vertebrae, nerves, discs, muscles, and ligaments of your neck and spine.

How can chiropractic care help whiplash?

Damage in the neck resulting from whiplash can become chronic over time if not treated which can interrupt a victim’s quality of life. Chiropractors are one of the standard practices to visit when sustaining whiplash. This is because the spinal adjustments, spinal decompression, and soft tissue therapies are all beneficial for treatment. The techniques used in chiropractic care can treat whiplash for the following reasons after sustaining the injury:

  • They restore movement lost after the accident
  • Allow the patient to overcome muscle weakness
  • Enhances muscle tone
  • Relieves pain and muscle stiffness
  • Relieves headaches caused by muscle tension
  • Speeds recovery
  • Diminishes chronic symptoms that can persist or recur over many years
  • To learn more about how Dr. Weddle’s complete care for whiplash and other injuries, please contact the office or make an appointment today.
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