Whiplash or neck sprain is a common auto accident injury that can cause long-term damage if it is not treated on time. However, pain and other symptoms may not appear right away. If you believe you suffered a neck sprain and are looking for chiropractic care in Temple, TX, our chiropractor may be able to help. Dr. Armstrong performs non-invasive spinal adjustments at Armstrong Chiropractic Center as a gold standard treatment for alleviating neck pain and restoring function.
What is Whiplash?
The term "whiplash" describes an injury that occurs from a sudden back-and-forth movement of the neck. It can happen from a rear-end collision or trauma to the head, such as during contact sports. In a car accident, the head may forcefully hit or extend over the top of the car seat. The flexion-extension motion may strain the neck muscles, tendons, or ligaments. The force of the impact may even dislocate the spinal joints in the neck.
Why Immediate Whiplash Treatment Matters
You may not feel whiplash effects right away, but it doesn't mean you're okay. There could be serious underlying injuries to the spinal discs, joints, or nerves. Symptoms sometimes take 24 hours to appear or may delay for days, weeks, or months after the accident or neck trauma. Receiving prompt medical care or treatment by a chiropractor can help to prevent chronic pain or loss of mobility.
Common Whiplash Symptoms
A neck strain may cause pain in the neck, shoulder, back, arm, or muscles. Other symptoms include headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, neck stiffness, tenderness, or limited range of motion. A pinched nerve may cause a pins-and-needles sensation.
Whiplash Treatment by Our Chiropractor in Temple
Prompt chiropractic care in Temple for whiplash is designed to reduce the extent of your injury and improve function. Before treating you, we will do a detailed physical exam and perform an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan to determine what injuries you sustained. Patients reported improvement in pain, stiffness, headaches, and pinched nerve symptoms after spinal adjustments.
Dr. Armstrong is experienced in the Palmer and Gonstead Techniques, which he uses to mobilize the cervical joints and discs back into their normal position. Realigning the spine also offer these benefits:
- Lasting pain relief
- Increases neck mobility
- Reduces inflammation
- Promotes soft tissue healing
- Restores message signals between the brain and body
Combining adjustments with corrective exercises helps to speed up healing of the joints and soft tissue.
Request an Appointment for Chiropractic Care in Temple Today
Armstrong Chiropractic Center provides personalized whiplash treatment in a caring environment. Our certified staff will work with you to help you recover fast and avoid invasive surgery. Patients in Temple, TX, and surrounding cities are welcome to call 254-778-5575 to book an appointment.