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Risks of Not Receiving Treatment for Whiplash

Written By Smyrna Injury Center on December 12, 2018

Have you recently been in a car accident or sustained some other injury that hurt your neck?

If you are considering not bothering with whiplash treatment, don’t skip this very important support for your long-term health and wellness.

Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by a fast movement of the head. The high velocity head movement or impact can strain and damage the muscles and disks in the neck. Whiplash can cause short and long-term pain and other problems if not treated properly.

Fortunately, your Smyrna area chiropractor can help with a holistic approach to whiplash treatment.

The Risks of Skipping Whiplash Treatment

You may be tempted to not bother with treating your whiplash. “I’m OK,” you might say! But here are just some of the potential negative side effects from whiplash:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Tinnitus
  • Neurological problems

Even if you have a mild case of whiplash, you may have put stress and strain on the disks in your neck. While it may not seem life-threatening, that stress in your neck can be compounded by work at a desk job or other repetitive body patterns. Over time, this stress in the neck muscles may lead to headaches that you may not initially connect to your whiplash. 

For some people, whiplash results in long-term disability. However, this can be avoided with the right treatment from a qualified chiropractor.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Heal Whiplash

Using spinal adjustments and manipulations, a chiropractor will help realign your spine, including the cervical spine of your neck. Once your spine is brought back into the proper alignment, tense muscles can relax and pinched nerves can be freed. 

At Cumberland Chiropractic Clinic, located in the Smyrna area, we also offer adjunctive therapies, including soft tissue and massage therapy, therapeutic exercises, and other physical modalities.

Get Chiropractic Whiplash Treatment in Smyrna, Georgia

Founded by Dr. Dale E. Enix, D.C., Smyrna Injury Center has been helping people with pain relief in the Marietta area since 1998. With our expertise in helping people recover from automobile accident injuries, we can help you heal from whiplash. Contact us today at (770) 955-3502.

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