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Risks of Not Receiving Whiplash Treatment

Written By Advanced Health, PA on March 28, 2019

If you've recently had a car accident, or had a major sports injury, and didn't go see your doctor or chiropractor about the possibility of whiplash, you could be in trouble.

Just because you don't feel pain immediately after an accident, that doesn't mean you don't have an injury which just hasn't shown itself yet.

What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a common motor accident injury. Even low-speed fender-benders can result in whiplash. However, impact during sports can also lead to whiplash – since it's a traumatic blow.

Whiplash is a neck strain. It happens when you experience an impact that jerks your head forward or backward. This sudden movement actually stretches and can even tear your neck muscles and tendons.

Why Whiplash Treatment Is Important

The pain from whiplash might not show up immediately. That, or, you might have some back pain and not realize it is neck strain related. If you don't get your whiplash treatment following a traumatic injury like a vehicle accident, it could lead to chronic pain.

Some people opt out of treatment for this type of injury because they think it will go away on its own (and sometimes it does). Untreated, you can end up with chronic pain and stiffness, as well as issue with your range of motion. Even a mild case of whiplash can lead to neurological problems (like tinnitus).

Risks of Not Receiving Whiplash Treatment

To show you how urgent treatment is when it comes to this type of injury, you need to look deeper into the risks. It helps to understand the extent of chronic pain and neurological problems that can come without treatment.

First, to know if you might have whiplash, look at the following possible symptoms –

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Neck pain
  • Blurred vision

These more “minor” symptoms can lead to some issues that can affect your quality of life. Chronic pain comes in many different forms.

  • Vertigo – The dizziness you experience could be the onset of vertigo, which is an inner ear issue that causes you to end up off balance.
  • Tinnitus – This is a ringing in the ear that can be constant.

Whiplash Treatment

The chronic pain you feel in your neck and back can make it difficult for you to work, exercise, or even get out of bed in the morning. Dr. Gregg Hebeisen, D.C., is a qualified auto accident chiropractor treating those located in the areas of Blaine, Columbia Heights, Mounds View, New Brighton.

Contact Dr. Hebeisen for a consultation and whiplash treatment today, at (763) 571-9499.

Posted In: Chiropractic Whiplash Auto Accident Treatment