According to the National Highway Traffic Administration 5.25 million driving accidents take place every year and 2.9 million people end up suffering light or severe injuries. It’s an unfortunate event for anyone, but it can happen. When it does happen, the most common injury is whiplash (occasionally referred to as cervical acceleration/deceleration syndrome) and it’s important to seek whiplash injury treatment and therapy. At Align Medical and Chiropractic, we offer the best Arizona whiplash treatment.
Although whiplash is an auto accident injury commonly linked with low-speed rear-end collisions, the condition can also be the result of a sports injury and any physical force applied to the neck. Whiplash occurs when the soft tissues (muscles and ligaments) extend past their normal range of motion and enter an abnormal “S” shape for a brief moment as the head is rocked back and forth. The abnormal and often quick motion damages the muscles and ligaments around the vertebrae and results in a variety of symptoms.
Whiplash Injury Symptoms
Symptoms include neck pain, lack of mobility in the neck, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, muscle spasms, lower back pain, and trouble sleeping. The symptoms, however, may not appear for several hours or even up to 2 weeks. The delayed onset of symptoms can sometimes make it difficult to connect the pain with the cause of injury, but once diagnosed it is imperative you seek Arizona whiplash treatment because 20% of all whiplash patients will have residual chronic pains when left untreated.
Whiplash Injury Treatment
Recovery times average 3 months, but if the symptoms do not subside within 6 months you will be diagnosed with chronic pains and whiplash injury symptoms.
At our facility, we treat mild and severe cases of whiplash with the best Arizona whiplash treatment. Our processes are proven to reduce the pain that radiates across the neck and shoulder. For a more severe case, you would undergo active rehab and soft tissue rehabilitation. It is a process in which you receive treatment for the damaged muscles and ligaments in your neck. We utilize manual manipulation of the spine to restore the normal movement and position of the spine to minimize the long-term impact of whiplash injuries. We offer the best Arizona whiplash treatment and we will help you move past the injury and start enjoying a pain free life.
Don’t go another day in pain from whiplash.