Treating Whiplash Auto Injuries in Hillsdale, NJ
Wellness for Life Chiropractic offers treatment for whiplash and auto injuries.
Anyone who has been in an auto accident is aware of the possibility of whiplash developing in the days and weeks afterward. The sudden wrenching of the head and neck can result in damage to the muscles, ligaments, and discs of the neck. This often triggers neck pain, upper back pain, and headaches in the days following a crash. For whiplash auto injury treatment in Hillsdale, NJ, contact the Wellness for Life clinic.
When you come to our state-of-the-art facility we will do a thorough history including a detailed account of the car crash. When people are rear-ended there are different types of injuries compared to front-end collisions or “T-bone” (side-impact) collisions. We will then perform a thorough neuromusculoskeletal examination. With our years of experience, you will recognize the quality and thoroughness of our examination procedures. Our ultimate goal is to find the underlying tissues that have been injured causing your pain and discomfort. We have a goal for our patients with whiplash injuries to not have to resort to taking painkillers and medications that merely hide the pain. Once we discover which tissues are injured we can design an ideal treatment plan to get you feeling improvement right away. Treatment starts with gentle adjustments of the spine that remove pressure from impacted nerves Our board-certified Doctors of Chiropractic will also recommend other types of treatment including traction, manual stretching, soft tissue work, etc.
Sometimes neck pain is just neck pain, other times it is whiplash.
Several symptoms typically attend the whiplash condition, and these are readily observable. If you have recently been in a car accident and feel one or more of these typical symptoms, you have likely suffered a whiplash injury:
- neck pain
- upper back pain
- pain radiating into the shoulders and arms
- numbness and/or tingling in the hands or fingers
- weakness in the hands (grip strength)
- jaw (TMJ) pain
- blurry/double vision
- ringing in the ears
When any of these symptoms occur, our doctors will work to find out how they are related to your injuries. Often X-rays are recommended to check for abnormal alignment and stability of the joints when put through different motions. Sometimes other imaging is necessary, such as MRIs.
Outlook for recovery
You might be surprised to learn that around 50% of all individuals involved in a car crash never fully recover. In many of these cases, they didn’t seek treatment for their injuries. Or they waited too long to begin treatment. Delayed treatment, especially for months, can result in the pain and injuries becoming “chronic”. Chronic pain is more difficult to improve even with the right kind of treatment. This is why time is of the essence when trying to get into our office. We always make room for our car crash patients to get into the clinic as soon as possible.
Unfortunately in the case of whiplash, it often goes undiagnosed altogether. People go to an emergency room or some other emergency center and are rushed through the visit and the diagnosis is missed. If you weren’t satisfied with your initial assessment at the emergency room, come in to see us and we will thoroughly investigate the injury and find the underlying injuries.
By seeking prompt chiropractic care following an auto accident, you are more likely to achieve long-term relief and recover your health. Take the first step toward becoming whole again by consulting with your local chiropractor at Wellness for Life. Once you’re in the hands of a capable chiropractic expert, you should start to notice that your pain and discomfort levels are steadily improving. You’re on your way to enjoying a good quality of life again!
At Wellness for Life, we offer chiropractic care for the treatment of shoulder pains from injuries or overuse. Additionally, we offer wellness plans for those looking to continue to remain healthy once their problem is corrected. Book an appointment with us today!