Whiplash Treatment: The Risks of Not Receiving Treatment for Whiplash
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that occur as a result of car accidents. Even when a collision occurs at low speed, whiplash can be one of the consequences.
If left untreated, whiplash can lead to a life of chronic pain, limited range of motion, and stiffness.
However, thankfully, whiplash treatment can be done by your chiropractor. And, it is highly recommended that you see your chiropractor as soon as possible after an accident.
Long-Term Impacts of Whiplash
Studies have shown that there are certain indications that may determine whether a patient may suffer long-term impacts from their whiplash injury.
In this WebMD article, Danish study leader Helge Kasch, MD, PhD says, “we can identify those people who are at risk of prolonged disability if we examine them in the week (following a wreck).”
And, in this article by Accident Chiropractors, they indicate that there is an increased likelihood of suffering long-term issues if chiropractic whiplash treatment is not sought early on.
Whiplash May Cause Chronic Pain and Neurological Problems
Some of the more serious issues that can arise if you don’t seek chiropractic care for whiplash treatment are tinnitus (ringing in the ear), vertigo or dizziness, and chronic headaches.
These symptoms, along with ongoing or chronic neck pain can significantly impact your quality of life. And, sometimes these can contribute to non-physical problems as well. As pointed out by Accident Chiropractors, “Over time, the burden of dealing with chronic pain can contribute to additional problems such as clinical depression, anxiety disorders, and marital stress.”
Contact us After an Auto Accident for Whiplash Treatment
Here at Northgate Chiropractic, we are experienced with treating whiplash as a result of auto accidents. Both Dr. Buchanan and Dr. Spangler can diagnose and treat whiplash.
It may take a couple days after your accident for you to start to feel any pain or stiffness. So, it’s important to seek whiplash treatment to alleviate those symptoms and to promote healing as soon as possible.
You may also contact us 24/7 by filling out our webform online here.