5 Things You Need to Know about Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash Injuries 5 Things You Need To Know Whiplash injuries can occur under a variety of circumstances and have different symptomatic presentations. The Family Chiropractic Care professionals have worked with many clients whom were unaware that they were suffering from what would be considered a whiplash injury by a trained chiropractic expert. Here are 5 things you need to know about whiplash injuries that you may surprise you:


  1. Immediate medical assistance is necessary. Injuries to the neck and head can result in whiplash injuries, concussions and spinal damage, so it is advisable to be evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible.
  2. Whiplash injuries aren’t solely caused by car accidents. Any rapid movement of the head from front to back can cause whiplash, which means this specific type of injury can occur when riding a bike, playing sports, participating in water activities, being struck by a motorized vehicle, or falling down a flight of stairs.
  3. Car accidents resulting in whiplash can occur at very low speeds. Fast acceleration and abrupt deceleration, even at a speed of 5 mph, can force your neck to extend its muscles and tendons in such a way that results in tearing and damage.
  4. In addition to neck pain, whiplash injuries cause other symptoms that may not appear until a day or longer after the trauma. If you have a whiplash injury, you may also experience some of all of the following: immobility of your neck and upper back, headaches, blurred vision, dizziness, fatigue or exhaustion, inflammation and/or tenderness in the neck, numbness or tingling into your arms, nausea, or difficulty swallowing.
  5. Chiropractic treatment can ease the discomfort of whiplash injuries. Oftentimes, an individual will try to wait out the pain, tension and discomfort by simply resting and taking an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain reliever, which can result in loss of wages and decreased mobility for several days to weeks. Chiropractic care can carefully release the tension of the neck through concentrated massage techniques to increase flexibility and speed up healing time.

Contact the Gentle Chiropractic Team in Longview, WA

At Family Chiropractic Care in Longview, WA, we understand the pain and discomfort associated with injuries and will work to provide you with relief from non-invasive treatments performed by our compassionate and highly trained chiropractic team. Contact the Family Chiropractic Care team by calling 360-636-2636 and start feeling better today!