- Getting Started
Whiplash is the painful condition that arises from the sudden, involuntary hyperextention of the neck muscles. This condition most commonly arises from car accidents, though it is not limited to that. Here is the mode in which whiplash may arise:
There are different levels of severity in a whiplash injury, so every person will react differently to an accident. However, here are the most common symptoms associated with whiplash:
The treatment for whiplash injuries is usually simple and effective, especially when commencing immediately after the accident has occurred. At the Head Neck and Spine Center of San Diego we can begin immediate chiropractic treatment for the strained muscles, misaligned vertebrae, restricted movement, and pinched nerves that are caused by whiplash. With continuing treatment most patients see relief within six to nine months. However, if your injuries require more aggressive treatment we have an extensive network of Pain Management specialists, Orthopedic Surgeons, and Physical Therapists that we would be happy to schedule you time with. If you have any of the above symptoms, or have recently been involved in a car accident, please call us to set up a free consultation!