Whether it's caused by a car accident, a sports accident, or a seemingly innocuous event like a fall, whiplash is an injury that can lead to a wide range of symptoms. Some of these symptoms may only persist for a few weeks, while others can linger long after the initial injury. No matter how long you've been struggling with whiplash, there are solutions available. One way you may be able to alleviate the pain is to reach out to Dr. Charles Laycock at Today's Chiropractic in Des Moines, WA.


What Is Whiplash and What Causes It?

Aptly named, whiplash is an injury that occurs when the head and neck are forcefully whipped back and forth. Imagine the motion of a whip to get a better idea. Like other injuries, whiplash can often be resolved within a few weeks of receiving proper treatment, which may include exercises, medications, and chiropractic care.

Whiplash has several common causes, all related to the forceful movement of the head and neck. These include car accidents, sports injuries where you get knocked over, falling down violently, and even injuries sustained during a fight.

Understanding the Range of Whiplash Symptoms

While neck pain is a primary symptom of whiplash, the injury can affect other areas and cause a wider range of issues. Whiplash can cause:

●     Loss of your typical range of motion in the neck

●     Headaches and migraines

●     Tenderness or tingling around the shoulders and upper back area

●     Fatigue

●     Dizziness

●     Blurry vision

●     Cognitive issues

The reality is that whiplash can significantly impact your overall quality of life.

How a Chiropractor Helps You Manage Whiplash

In addition to other treatment options, working with a chiropractor can be a valuable option for managing your whiplash symptoms. Chiropractic care can help tackle pain and discomfort in the region through soft tissue therapies (such as massage therapy) and gentle adjustments that improve spinal alignment and movement. By addressing the root cause of the pain, which is trauma to the neck and spinal region, chiropractic care can help you find lasting relief.

Start Your Journey to Recovery with Today's Chiropractic

At Today's Chiropractic, Dr. Charles Laycock can help you address the symptoms of your whiplash, regardless of whether you're dealing with neck pain, migraines, or other issues. Are you looking for a chiropractor near you? Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and to schedule your first appointment!

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