When we think of whiplash, the first thing that comes to mind is an auto accident injury. While auto accidents are the most common cause of whiplash, whiplash can also occur at work or while playing sports. Whiplash causes pain and immobility in the neck and upper back. At Symtrio Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, our Hillsboro chiropractor treats patients for whiplash injuries effectively and painlessly.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash occurs when a person's neck is forcibly moved backward then forward. The injury can be complicated. It typically involves the vertebrae, spinal discs, nerves, ligaments muscles, and tendons of the neck.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Symptoms of whiplash can vary widely from person to person. Some common symptoms of the injury follow:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain and stiffness
- Arm and hand pain and weakness
- A reduced range of motion
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
At the time of your initial examination with our chiropractor, certain orthopedic and neurological tests will be performed. Although whiplash isn't a complicated diagnosis for a chiropractor to make, it can be a troublesome injury. A set of x-rays might be beneficial for purposes of isolating where the specific injury is located. Once the injury is isolated, our chiropractor will begin treating it with painless chiropractic adjustments and other therapies like electronic muscle stimulation. If massage therapy is called for, we have a licensed massage therapist on our staff.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash
As an auto accident injury specialist, our chiropractor can provide effective long-term relief from the pain and discomfort of a whiplash injury. In turn, you can expect that your range of motion will be restored. Chiropractic care and treatment can also significantly relieve tension and prevent muscle spasms. You can expect your symptoms to begin to subside over your course of treatment.
Visit Our Hillsboro Chiropractor for Your Whiplash Injury
You don't want to ignore a whiplash injury. It's likely to worsen and become more difficult to treat. Contact Symtrio Chiropractic & Sports Medicine for safe, painless, and effective whiplash treatment. Call us today at (330) 281-1238 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.