If you’re living with a whiplash injury or other neck pain, let Dr. Secora Lambert at Lambert Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Lithonia, GA help you achieve relief and get back to your pre-injury life.
What Exactly Is Whiplash and Why Does It Cause So Much Pain?
The term whiplash is used to describe an injury in which your neck forcefully and rapidly moves back and forth – or “whips.” It’s common during auto accidents but can be the result of any incident that causes your neck to move that way.
Such movement can cause the soft tissues in the neck to stretch beyond their normal capacity, which leads to tears and sprains. And as many people tense up when they know that a car accident is about to occur, those tears can be amplified and lead to even more trouble.
How Do I Know I’ve Sustained a Whiplash Injury?
If you’ve been involved in an accident and notice that your neck’s range of motion is extremely limited and there is a great deal of pain, it’s likely you are suffering from whiplash. The following are additional symptoms that typically come with the injury:
- Blurry vision
- Trouble concentrating
- Pain and tension in the upper back, shoulders, and even the arms
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic headaches
How Can Neck Pain Be Treated In Lithonia, GA?
Dr. Lambert at Lambert Chiropractic and Wellness Center can help you get back to your pre-whiplash life through customized and comprehensive treatment.
Typically, when whiplash first occurs, the neck can be too tense and stiff for many chiropractic treatments. Therefore, the first stage is usually focused on treating the soft tissues to reduce these symptoms. It will usually include treatments such as electrical muscle stimulation.
Once the stiffness has begun to subside, other treatments will be put in place according to your comfort level and your needs. Spinal adjustments and manipulations are a very effective method of addressing whiplash. Treatments such as therapeutic exercise and ultrasound therapy are also utilized to ensure the greatest possible results.
You don’t have to live with neck pain, discomfort, and stiffness when you have Dr. Lambert standing by. Schedule an appointment at Lambert Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Lithonia, GA by calling (770) 987-0771 today.