Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Have You Been In A Car Accident?

whiplash

The name whiplash, says it all. This injury occurs when the head and neck are whipped from back to front, similar to how a whip is cracked. The majority of car accidents are rear-end collisions with whiplash being a common result. Whiplash can also occur from other kinds of trauma, accidents, abuse, and falls.

Many people in Pasadena or Claremont who have been involved in an accident don't even realize they have received a whiplash injury until weeks or months later when the problem becomes persistent and leads to other issues. If your neck has been injured in an accident or other incident, this article will you to understand if you have a whiplash injury and how chiropractic care can help you to treat it.


Whiplash in Pasadena or Claremont

When the neck is whipped from back to front during a car accident, while playing contact sports such as football, or occasionally from an assault or other physical trauma, a number of things can happen to the spine and surrounding soft tissue. Whiplash describes the initial impact, but the results can include:

  • Disc bulges and herniation
  • Subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine),
  • Injured bones in the spine,
  • Irritated and damaged nerves
  • Pulled ligaments and muscles in the neck

What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

Whiplash injuries can range from mild to very severe. Injuries tend to be more significant when your headrest is positioned too low. If the impact was quite severe or the headrest was low there is the possibility that bones are broken or tissue is damaged. It is highly recommended that you see a chiropractor and receive a thorough examination and x-rays. Even if the impact seemed mild, you may have whiplash if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder, upper back, and arm pain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain when turning the head
  • Inability to move or turn the head fully
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, and fingers
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depression

As you can see there are a wide range of symptoms and not all of them may be immediately traceable to whiplash. Even if you have been cleared by a doctor, your pain could still be related to whiplash and you may need treatment to correct the problem. If you have recently been injured it's important to get your spine checked as soon as possible. The sooner that you start treating the issue the less chance you have of it developing into a long-term problem.


Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

Because the majority of whiplash incidents impact the spine and the surrounding nerves and tissues, chiropractic care is an excellent avenue for treatment. Chiropractic doctors are skilled in assessing the source of the pain associated with a whiplash injury and determining a plan for effective treatment. Chiropractic treatments are gentle and non-invasive. Through small adjustments, people find great relief from the pain associated with whiplash and are set on a road to full recovery. Call our team at Your Health In Motion to discover how chiropractic care can help you recover from whiplash.

(909) 257-7598
Claremont
456 West San Jose Avenue
Suite A
Claremont, CA 91711

(626) 765-0555
Pasadena
221 East Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

highly recommended

What Our Patients Say

"Dr. Derakhshan’s ability to explain to me in detail, what is causing my specific ailments has helped me more ware of my body and allowed me to be more involved with my own healing in a proactive way. She is also the sweetest doctor I have ever had."
K.S.

"Dr. Setareh has a wealth of knowledge in natural medicine with a magical touch. Her blend of clinical nutrition, neurology and sports rehabilitation makes her a valuable resource in the community for health and wellness. I would highly recommend this doctor for anyone that’s looking for answers and is serious about getting “well”."
A.N.

"After countless days of unsatisfactory visits to medical offices, I ended up at Your Health in Motion and I am so glad that I did! Dr. Derakhshan is as good as they come! She is very personable and professional at every level. From the moment I stepped into the office I felt a sincere warmth from the environment."
B.F.

Chiropractic Pasadena CA Your Health in Motion Logo

Your Health In Motion
221 East Walnut Street Suite 275
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 765-0555

OFFICE HOURS
Monday9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday9:00am - 5:00pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed