Whiplash Treatment with our Hiram Chiropractor
One sudden stop in a vehicle can put the brakes on your quality of life with equal suddenness. The neck injury syndrome known as whiplash can include multiple kinds of damage, leaving you with symptoms ranging from muscular stiffness to neurological impairment. Immediate evaluation and treatment can not only ease your symptoms; it can also prevent the damage from growing steadily worse. That's why you'll want to talk to your Hiram GA chiropractors at Cornerstone Chiropractic.
When Your Neck Is Whipped Out of Position
Whiplash is aptly named. The lash of a whip is a sharp, high-speed motion -- and so are the motions that can cause whiplash damage in the human neck. Although whiplash is commonly associated with auto accident injuries (which can convey tremendous amounts of force even at slow speeds), it can also occur in a high-impact sports or workplace injury.
A harsh jolt to the body throws the weight of the head backward and forward sharply enough to cause hyperextension and hyperflexion of the cervical spine. This may dislodge the cervical vertebrae so far out of the position that the curvature of your neck actually changes. The resulting joint misalignment makes normal motion impossible, while pressure from herniated discs can impinge the cervical nerve tissue. Meanwhile, strained muscles and tendons cause severe pain and stiffness. Other symptoms can include:
- TMJ pain
- Shoulder stiffness
- Vision or hearing abnormalities
- Trouble with short-term memory
- Mood disorders
- Headaches and migraines
Sometimes these symptoms can be significantly delayed due to shock -- but don't assume that all is well. The damage found in whiplash injuries may get worse and worse before the symptoms finally hit you.
Getting Help From Our Hiram GA Chiropractors
The best thing you can do for your neck following an auto accident or similar trauma is to schedule an evaluation from either of our Hiram GA chiropractors. Dr. Roberts or Dr. Laurenzi can study your cervical alignment and your reported symptoms to understand exactly how your injury has affected your musculoskeletal system. This enables us to administer soothing, healing treatment in the form of:
- Chiropractic adjustments to correct cervical vertebral/disc position
- Massage therapy, which removes pain and inflammation from injured tissues while promoting faster healing
- Stretches and other therapeutic exercises to rehabilitate your neck
- Nutritional counseling to help you provide your injured tissues with the raw materials they need for healing
Choose the Whiplash Chiropractor Hiram Residents Rely On
Don't risk your neck by delaying treatment or going with an unproven practitioner. Choose the whiplash chiropractor Hiram residents rely on -- call (770) 439-7765 to schedule an appointment at Cornerstone Chiropractic!