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Whiplash is a condition that affects two million Americans each year. Often patients who experience whiplash are people who have been in car accidents. Even very minor car accidents can cause symptoms of whiplash.
Whiplash is caused by the sudden jerky movement that occurs when the car impacts a large stationary object. When this happens, the joints in the body stretch in ways that are painful and detrimental.
Although whiplash is a common problem for people who are in auto accidents, whiplash can actually affect people under a variety of circumstances. Sports injuries and unexpected falls can also cause whiplash.
Whiplash can cause a variety of symptoms. The symptoms include:
Chiropractors have a number of methods they use to treat whiplash. These methods include:
It can take people days to show symptoms of whiplash, and even people who show symptoms may not recognize the symptoms for what they are. As a result, many people who experience whiplash fail to seek medical treatment when the car accident first occurs. This delayed response can lead to prolonged pain and suffering. The sooner the injured person seeks treatment with a chiropractor, the better.
For more information about how chiropractic care can be helpful in treating your condition, contact our chiropractor, Dr. Michael Soloman. He can treat your whiplash before the problem becomes severe. If you have been involved in a car accident in the Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, and Glendale, AZ area, contact the Soloman Center at 602-254-2454 for tips and advice on treating your whiplash, and for proper diagnoses of your condition.