An auto accident can happen so fast, and in the blink of an eye, your entire life can change. Whiplash is a common auto accident injury that can be painful and difficult to manage. Our team at Deitch Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Princeton Junction, NJ, are well versed in treating patients with whiplash.
What Is Whiplash?
Technically speaking, whiplash is a sprain or strain of the muscles in the neck area. When you are in an auto accident, your head and neck are forced in one direction and then suddenly in another direction. This sudden movement can make your head and neck move beyond its normal range of motion. When this happens, the soft tissues in the neck extend beyond their ability, causing the tendons, muscles, and ligaments to become sprained or strained.
The Symptoms of Whiplash
The most common symptoms associated with whiplash is neck pain. This is because the muscles have been stretched beyond their normal capacity. A headache is also common, with the headache sometimes developing hours after the auto accident. The headache can be a dull ache or can turn into a migraine. In some severe cases of whiplash, patients even experience blurred vision and nausea. It is important to remember that sometimes the symptoms of a whiplash injury do not appear until hours, even days after the accident has occurred.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Our chiropractor offers an alternative drug-free medical approach to treating whiplash that is safe, non-invasive, and effective. Dr. Deitch believes in restoring balance and alignment to the body through a variety of chiropractic techniques. Often, this can mean stretching and strengthening the muscles surrounding an injury, or this can involve manual manipulation to help restore alignment in the body.
Following an accident, it is important to meet with our chiropractor and disclose any symptoms or ailments. After a full evaluation, our chiropractor will develop a specialized treatment plan to help restore balance to your body and provide pain relief. Often, with just a few chiropractic adjustments, our patients will experience immediate relief from common whiplash symptoms.
Whiplash Treatment in Princeton Junction, NJ
At Deitch Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center we understand just how frightening an auto accident can be. After an accident, you have enough to worry about, so medical care should be the last thing on your mind. Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive and professional care to help relieve your neck pain quickly. Call us today at (609) 897-1200 to schedule a consultation with our chiropractor.