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Wilmington Chiropractor Discusses Whiplash and Neck Pain

Our Wilmington chiropractor sees many patients with neck pain related to whiplash and other conditions. Fortunately, our chiropractor in Wilmington provides neck pain relief and auto accident injury treatment for pain associated with whiplash and other trauma.

Whiplash is a neck injury that results from forceful, back-and-forth whipping movement of the head. The injury is most common in rear impact crashes, and usually affects a person riding in the front car and is hit from behind.

Symptoms of whiplash typically develop within the first 24 hours after the collision. The most common symptoms associated with whiplash are neck pain and stiffness that worsens with neck movement, loss of range of motion in the neck, headaches, and pain or tenderness in the upper back, shoulders, and arms.

Whiplash is a complicated condition that may lead to other problems, such as joint dysfunction where joints of your spine or limbs lose resilience and shock absorption in a way that restricts your movement and causes further pain. The jolt of the car accident may cause other problems, such as misalignment of the vertebral bones that make up your spine.

A whiplash accident may injure the discs cushioning the bones of the spine, causing tears in the rubbery shell of the discs and leakage of the gooey substance at the disc’s inner core. This substance irritates any nerves it contacts, potentially causing sharp and shooting pains down your arms or numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in your upper extremities.

Chiropractor in Wilmington Provides Neck Pain Relief from Whiplash

If you have been in a car accident and are not seriously wounded enough for admission to a hospital, you should still see our Wilmington chiropractor immediately. Symptoms of whiplash may not develop until after serious damage has occurred, so early evaluation is important to a speedy recovery. Our chiropractor in Wilmington provides safe, effective neck pain relief from whiplash and other soft tissue injury associated with a car accident.

Care for whiplash and neck pain starts with a comprehensive evaluation to assess the extent of your injuries and potential for complications, such as a pinched nerve, ruptured disc, or displaced vertebra. We may recommend rest along with ice to reduce swelling and pain. Our chiropractic treatment for whiplash includes chiropractic adjustments to correct joints and discs pushed out of alignment during the trauma of the accident. Massage and low-level laser therapy soothe soft tissues and improve healing time. Our chiropractor also teaches patients like you how to perform stretches and exercises that help you rehabilitate and regain full function.

If you have neck pain from whiplash or another cause, make an appointment with our Wilmington chiropractor. Lodes Chiropractic Center is conveniently located at 3411 Silverside Rd. #102 in Wilmington, DE. We offer a free consultation for new patients. Make your appointment today by calling (302) 477-1565!