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Posted on 08-14-2015

How to Treat Whiplash After a Car Accident

Whiplash is a serious but treatable neck injury that typically occurs during a car accident. Symptoms include severe headaches, neck pain, neck stiffness and trouble sleeping.

Diagnosing Whiplash in Westlake

The risk for whiplash during a car accident increases if the car has bench seats versus bucket seats and if the individual's head was not against the headrest at the time of the accident.  Individuals with longer necks are more prone to whiplash than those with shorter necks.

While there is no definitive test for whiplash, it can be diagnosed with a physical examination by our chiropractor in Westlake. X-rays or digital images may also be recommended in order to determine how severely the ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues were damaged. If you have recently been in a car accident or you believe you have a neck injury, it is important to get your injuries evaluated by our chiropractor.

Whiplash Treatment with our Chiropractor, Dr. Darr

When you arrive at our chiropractor's office, Dr. Darr will perform a thorough assessment of your injuries. After the diagnosis, you will be given a comprehensive treatment program that may include chiropractic adjustments, non-surgical decompression, physical therapy, spinal decompression and massage therapy.

Our first goal in the treatment process is to ensure your cervical vertebrae are properly aligned and to reduce your pain. Our second goal is to improve the range of motion in your neck, strengthen weak muscles and help your ligaments and tendons return to their pre-injured state.

The last phase in the treatment process involves preventing future injuries. Our chiropractor may recommend periodic checkups, addition corrective exercises and tips for performing daily activities.

To learn more about how we can safely and effectively treat your whiplash symptoms, call our office at 440-839-4483. We serve Westlake as well as the communities of Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmstead and Rocky River.

What benefits have you noticed from receiving whiplash treatment from our chiropractor?

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