Will Whiplash go Away?
After being in a car accident and suffering injuries to your neck, shoulders, or back, you may wonder, “Will whiplash go away?” The answer to this question is that in many cases, yes it will go away after a few days or weeks. However, for others, whiplash can linger on indefinitely because the damage done to your body merely hasn’t been repaired. In these cases, chiropractic treatment is probably the best option since it seeks to resolve the underlying cause of pain rather than just relieving it temporarily.
At the Align Wellness Center in Northbrook, IL, we can help relieve any pain or discomfort you’ve been suffering as a result of whiplash. Our skilled chiropractors will first consult with you to determine what it is you’re feeling. We’ll question you about your medical history since that may have a bearing on treatment. Then we’ll use the most modern diagnostic equipment to pinpoint the cause of your ongoing discomfort, so we’ll know where to focus our efforts during treatment. In the following sessions, we can develop a treatment plan with you, and you can expect to feel some reduction in pain after the first session.
How will you know if you have whiplash?
Technically speaking, whiplash is a sprain suffered in the neck area. It doesn’t always appear in the immediate aftermath of an auto accident. It might be several days or weeks before you begin feeling the discomfort of a sprained neck. In addition to that, you may also experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- neck pain
- back pain
- pain in the upper limbs and extremities
- shoulder pain
- headaches which seem to recur
You should seek chiropractic care if you begin experiencing any of these conditions following your accident. If left untreated, the symptoms associated with whiplash may persist for months or even years. The untreated stresses placed on body tissues could cause other subluxations or spinal misalignments. It’s crucial to address these problems so they don’t worsen into conditions that have an even greater impact on your health.
How chiropractic care helps
Rather than just masking your pain or other symptoms, chiropractic care seeks to heal the primary cause of your discomfort. Painkillers might make you feel better for a few hours, but when they wear off, all your pain and discomfort will come flooding back to you. That’s not how you want to live your life, experiencing relief for only a few hours at a time.
You’re much better off to seek out expert chiropractic care from the Align Wellness Center where we can determine what’s wrong with your body. Our chiropractors can deliver gentle spinal adjustments to relieve nerve pressure and restore proper spinal positioning. This all-natural treatment will provide you with a long-lasting solution that will allow you to work toward a pain-free lifestyle.
If you are seeking an all-natural treatment for whiplash give us a call at Align Wellness Center. We treat patients in Northbrook, IL and surrounding cities. Get an appointment today.