An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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If you have recently been involved in a car accident and are experiencing neck pain that interferes with your normal routine and daily tasks; you may be the victim of whiplash. Also referred to as a neck strain or neck sprain, this common, painful neck injury happens frequently during auto accidents and can be extremely painful and even debilitating. Prompt chiropractic care and whiplash injury treatment from your chiropractor in Milwaukie, Dr. Brian Sims at Eastside Spine and Injury, can help relieve the pain and have you feeling better fast.
When the sudden impact of an auto accident abruptly “whips” the neck back and forth in an unexpected jerking motion, this is called whiplash. This unfortunate injury can cause neck pain and in some cases, even damage to the cervical spine. Whiplash has typical symptoms that occur after the accident including damage to the joints located between the vertebrae, torn or stretched ligaments, discs, headaches, dizziness, shoulder pain and/or pain between the shoulder blades, sore cervical muscles, and sensitive nerve endings.
Most whiplash injuries are found in the muscles, discs, and ligaments and therefore specialized imaging, such as CAT scans or MRI’s are needed properly diagnose the damage to these soft tissue areas that are likely causing the pain and symptoms.
Victims of whiplash should be aware that some of the symptoms of whiplash are not immediately apparent right after an auto accident. Symptoms can actually be delayed for a day or more after the accident, so auto wreck victims are urged to visit a chiropractor immediately to access any potential damage and seek whiplash treatment as soon as possible.
Dr. Brian Sims, your chiropractor in Milwaukie, is an experienced whiplash specialist who will find the source of your neck pain and initiate a customized whiplash treatment plan to resolve the issue. He will use a combination of advanced chiropractic techniques including spinal adjustments, alignments, physical therapy, and massage to reduce your pain. This will help to restore the injured muscles, nerves, and joints, as well as properly align the neck and body, which will ease pain and make you feel better.
Rest assured knowing our team at Eastside Spine and Injury is focused on providing effective and safe whiplash injury treatment with a natural, drug-free approach so you are back to your old self in no time.
If you have been in an automobile accident and are ready to rid yourself of whiplash pain today and get back to your daily routine, we can help. Call Eastside Spine and Injury in Milwaukie, WI today at (503) 654-7400 to make an appointment with our experienced chiropractor, Dr. Brian Sims, to get relief from your painful whiplash injury with a customized chiropractic whiplash injury treatment plan.