Whiplash is most often diagnosed in victims of car accidents but can occur as a result of any sudden force. Some people have reported whiplash as a result of roller coasters and other thrill rides, playing contact sports, and even slip and falls. Unfortunately, most people do not realize they have whiplash when it first occurs as symptoms can take up to 72 hours to manifest.
The severity of whiplash varies and may involve discs, ligaments, joints, muscles and nerves.
Common indicators of whiplash include:
- Neck and/or shoulder pain
- Neck Stiffness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleep disturbances
- Blurred vision
- Ringing of the ears
AHC uses a variety of methods to treat whiplash:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Deep tissue massage
- Injections (TPI)
- Myofascial release
- Physical therapy
- Durable Medical Equipment
- Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
The mistake most patients make is not seeking treatment soon enough. We recommend a comprehensive exam for anyone who thinks they could be experiencing whiplash.