Natural Whiplash Treatment for Patients of All Ages in Irvine CA With Our Experienced Chiropractor
With over 20 years of practice, our Irvine chiropractor Dr. Gary Martin has met hundreds of locals suffering from whiplash. This is one of the most commonly seen issues following an auto injury, although it can also occur in other situations: fall, near fall, work injury, or sports incident.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is neck strain caused by rapid cervical flexion and extension. It's common in a car crash because the sudden stop or change of direction can cause the open-chain end of your body (i.e., your neck and head) to snap back and forth. This forceful movement leads to cervical tissue damage and inflammation.
Signs and symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck pain and stiffness (especially to one side)
- Tissue inflammation
- Jaw pain
- Jaw clicking or popping
- Spinal joint misalignments (and subsequent nerve impingement and/or disc injury)
- Pain, stiffness, numbness, and/or tingling in the shoulder and arm
- Difficulty sleeping, concentrating, or managing mood
Why Early Whiplash Treatment is Better Whiplash Treatment
You'd think that if you experience whiplash symptoms, you'd want to seek professional help as soon as possible. Unfortunately, many people take the "wait and see" approach, hoping that with enough time their discomfort will just go away on its own.
The problem with this is that untreated whiplash can significantly increase your risk of chronic neck pain. Even if your symptoms do go away "on their own," there still could be underlying joint alignment issues, scarring, adhesions, and other problems that increase your risk of re-injury.
To make matters more complicated, many people may have underlying issues associated with whiplash for days or weeks without even realizing it! This is because flight-or-fight hormones surge during trauma and can mask the pain for a long time until they return to their normal resting levels.
The takeaway? Seek treatment as soon as possible following any sort of accident in which your neck is subjected to a forceful strain. The earlier you get treatment, the better your chances are of reversing inflammation and achieving a full recovery.
How Our Irvine Chiro Team Treats Whiplash
Whiplash treatment with our Irvine chiro team works with your body and doesn't subject you to harmful drugs or invasive procedures. Bring yourself or your loved one in to discover how the following services can resolve your pain, swelling, inflammation, and more:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Cold laser therapy
- Nutritional counseling
Ready to See How Chiropractic Care in Irvine CA Can Help You Heal?
Are you wondering if a chiropractor in Irvine CA can help you recover from your whiplash naturally? Contact Dr. Martin now at 949-559-7999 to schedule an appointment.