Recognising Whiplash and Seeking Treatment

If you are involved in an accident that caused your neck to move forward or backward beyond the reach of its normal limits, it can cause damage to the tendons and ligaments. This strain is known as whiplash, and it can result in discomfort that takes months to heal.

If you suffer from whiplash, the pain you feel is caused by inflammation and bruises in the muscles of your neck. These take a little time to develop, so if you are in an accident you may not be aware that any damage has been sustained until sometime afterwards. It is common for symptoms to come on the day after an accident, and they can continue to worsen for several days.

The most common symptoms of whiplash include;

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Reduced movement
  • Muscle tenderness
  • Headaches

In some cases patients also experience pain in the lower back, muscle spasms, dizziness, tiredness, irritability, blurred vision and vertigo.

As with other strains, mild whiplash generally heals itself over time. However, if you suffer severe symptoms or they have not begun to ease after a few days then you could benefit from chiropractic treatment.

Here at Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic we offer a range of treatments to help to ease the symptoms of whiplash and speed up your recovery. Our fully trained team of experts will work with you to devise a regime of gentle exercises that are designed to improve the mobility of your neck.

We will also give you lifestyle advice to help you to combat your condition within your daily routine and get you back to normal as soon as possible.
So if you are suffering with whiplash in Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth or the surrounding areas, call us on 01926 865985 to arrange your first consultation.