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Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries. Even if you were involved in only a minor fender bender, the force of a slow-moving accident impact can still "whip" the neck backwards and forwards, a motion injury known as Cervical Acceleration Deceleration (CAD). CAD moves the cervical spine beyond its normal range of motion, causing damage to the neck and the surrounding soft tissue. Whiplash symptoms include neck pain and stiffness, headache, difficulty concentrating, soreness between the shoulders, facial pain and jaw pain, vertigo and dizziness. Patients may experience this pain immediately following an accident, or it may take several weeks or even months to experience a full range of these symptoms.
A whiplash injury may include damage to the muscles, ligaments, tendons and discs. A chiropractic adjustment is a safe and non-invasive treatment for restoring alignment to the spine. Adjustments provide natural pain management while also correcting the underlying cause for your injury. Following the accident, your neck may be sore or stiff, and it may be incredibly painful for you to look from side to side or move your head up and down. Rehabilitation and corrective care exercises can also help strengthen the muscles as they heal from injury.
Many auto accident victims also suffer from a herniated disc. This occurs when the force of the accident dislodges a vertebra in the spine, causing it to put pressure on nearby nerves. This can lead to a radiating pain sensation in the legs, buttocks and back - a condition known as sciatica. Spinal decompression therapy can naturally restore alignment to the spine, helping the herniated disc return to its correct spinal position and while relieving pressure on nearby nerves.
Following a Tulsa auto injury, we know that the last thing you should have to deal with is a stack of legal paperwork and a difficult insurance company. We offer a no-hassle paperwork process, same day appointments, and medical doctor and Tulsa attorney referrals. We are committed to helping you heal safely and ensuring that you receive the medical compensation to which you are entitled.
If you have sustained a car accident injury, it is critical that you receive a full diagnostic evaluation from a Tulsa chiropractor at HealthSource Tulsa. The sooner that you seek treatment, the faster we can begin to help your injury heal. When the body is injured, it's natural for the body to compensate for this injury by naturally adjusting the body's movements to relieve pressure or stress. Unfortunately, this can strain other muscles in the body, leading to additional injuries. Prompt diagnosis and treatment will help us get you healthy and active again as quickly as possible!
Are you suffering pain due to an auto injury? Not sure what to do to get healthy? Give our Tulsa chiropractor a call today 918-398-4273