Whiplash: Symptoms, Causes & Cure

Whiplash is basically a spine or muscle injury that leads to lower back pain, neck sprain or strain. In this particular injury, there are higher chances of intervertebral joints (located between vertebrae), discs, and ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve root damage. 


One significance of this injury is that it is not usually visible right after the accident. It might take a week, a month or even a year to be visible. But, procrastinating the process of auto accident injury treatment is going to make the situation even worse for both the patient and the doctor. 


Whiplash is caused by an abrupt backward or forward swing motion of the head, which might lead to a serious spine injury, or muscle contractions. This often happens after a car accident.


You can identify a whiplash injury by a few symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, neck pain, stiffness, lower back pain, irritability, numbness, losing focus, etc. If you experience any of these symptoms after you have been in a car accident, it’s a clear sign of whiplash injury. 


Therefore, to make sure it is auto accident injury treatment is done on time you should visit a chiropractor or physiotherapist. They specialize in such treatments hence, they can help you get a non-surgical treatment.  


Treatment provided by a chiropractor involves traction, massage, physical exercises, yoga, and a few pain relief medications. They, first of all, make sure that the patient’s body is ready to take the level of treatment that they want to give. 


In case you are unable to find a good chiropractor, you can search for them online. In fact, there are many online medical directories that provide the facility of medical treatment by experienced chiropractors. Those medical directories give you transparency to know all about the doctor and accordingly you can choose to take an auto accident injury treatment service or decline it.  


You can also look for doctors closest to your location with good experience. All you have to do is go to their website, put in your details, issues, symptoms and they will suggest you, doctor, accordingly. You can then look at the doctor’s profile and book an appointment. They will make sure that you are attended well and are given a regular check-up. 

You can go for medical directories like South OC Chiropractic and choose the best doctors for your treatment. They are known to be very co-operating and have an amazing work record.




I am a chiropractor in Lake Forest, California USA.

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