Auto Accident Whiplash and Neck Injuries

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Picture this: you are stopped at a red light waiting for the light to turn green. Then, from nowhere, another vehicle collides with your back bumper! Depending on how fast the other driver was going, your airbag may or may not deploy. Regardless, your neck was abruptly flung forward and back like a whip- meaning that you suffered auto accident whiplash and neck injuries

Read on to learn more about whiplash, neck injuries, and how White House Chiropractic can help you heal and find pain relief through non-surgical and drug-free treatment methods. 

Whiplash Defined

As previously mentioned, whiplash is an injury that results from your neck being forcefully thrust back-and-forth. Rear-end car collisions are among the most common causes of this type of neck injury. 

Symptoms of whiplash don’t always immediately appear because of the rush of adrenaline being dumped in your body right after an auto accident. When the adrenaline wears off, however, you may experience intense stiffness, pain, or tingling from the damage done to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues in your neck. 

Left untreated, whiplash can lead to spinal misalignment, neck complaints, neurological symptoms, and compounded damage to spinal discs and supporting ligaments.  

Common Neck injuries Related to Whiplash

We briefly touched on a few neck injuries that can result from whiplash after a car accident. Here is a more comprehensive list of neck injuries that our chiropractic care team in White House have helped to treat:

  • Inflamed or irritated facet joints (joints that allow you to freely move your head and neck)
  • Neck fracture or compression 
  • Slipped or herniated disc    
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neck stiffness
  • Pinched nerves
  • Post-surgical cases

Chiropractic Non-surgical Treatment Options

At White House Chiropractic, we take a non-surgical and drug-free approach to treating auto accident whiplash and neck injuries. Our ultimate goal is to determine the best possible treatment methods that would benefit you the most. 

That is why we start the process by having you complete a questionnaire and take a few X-rays. Dr. Banning will then go over your answers to discuss what occurred during the accident, how it has impacted your life, and what health improvements you want to achieve.  

From there, you will be presented with a customized treatment plan to help release you from pain and heal.

Your chiropractic care plan may include a variety of treatment methods including:

  • Gentle stretching
  • At-home exercises
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Low-impact chiropractic techniques
  • Laser therapy 
  • Spinal decompression
  • Stabilization exercises
  • Physical therapy

Your treatment plan will also be professionally documented. By taking this extra step, you’ll then have something to share with a personal injury attorney to help them better understand the nature and extent of the injuries you sustained as a result of your car accident. 

Get Help with a Neck Injury! Contact White House Chiropractic

Do you live or work in or near White House, TN? For almost three decades, our experienced chiropractic care team has been bringing pain relief to local community members who suffer pain from a neck injury after an auto accident. Call 615-672-7878 today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how we can help you recover and begin to enjoy life again.