Aiding Whiplash Injury With a Multifaceted Approach

Neck injuries can significantly affect the entire body and should be taken seriously. Let the chiropractors at Alpha Medical and Spinal Care aid in your recovery and rehabilitation goals to get you back on your feet and living a pain-free life today.

Whiplash Treatment in Charleston, SC

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that can result from an auto accident. According to statistics, approximately three million people in the United States sustain a whiplash injury every year. 1.5 million people are currently suffering the consequence of untreated whiplash pain. As many as 300,000 patients suffer from disability caused by the pain from a whiplash injury, and it doesn’t take much to cause whiplash: most injuries occur at speeds of less than 12 miles per hour.

One of the biggest problems with a whiplash injury is that it often gets worse with time. When people who have a whiplash injury fail to address it immediately, they can make the outcomes worse. If not treated effectively, whiplash can lead to serious issues that can be debilitating. And often, whiplash takes many different treatment modalities to overcome.

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What is Whiplash?

In an accident, when your car is hit from behind, it causes your head to snap forward and back very suddenly, much like a whip. That is why it is called "whiplash." When your head and neck are forced into a sudden range of motion, soft tissue, and sometimes muscles, can be damaged. People who have whiplash injuries can experience moderate to severe neck and back pain, along with other symptoms. If left untreated, most whiplash injuries will continue to worsen and lead to pain and the potential for disability without rehabilitation.

What are the
Symptoms of Whiplash?

When you sustain a whiplash injury, there are common symptoms that will accompany it. But unfortunately, those symptoms don’t always surface immediately. If you are in a car accident and hit from behind, it is critical to get the help of a professional to rule out the potential of pain and mobility issues down the line.

Common symptoms include:
  • Upper back and neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Concentration and memory disorders
  • Feeling of “pins and needles”
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Decreased range of motion

Schedule your Whiplash Treatment Appointment Today

Our team of professionals is located in three convenient offices in North Charleston, Summerville, and James Island. We are currently accepting new patients without the need for a referral, and offer same-day visits. Contact us to schedule your whiplash treatment appointment today.

Visit One of Our Three Conveniently Located Charleston Whiplash Care Centers

Alpha Medical and Spinal Care takes a multifaceted approach to your overall health concerns. We not only offer chiropractic care; we have many subspecialties and treatment options available to treat the whole body. If you are experiencing pain, we understand that it often takes more than one appointment to solve, which is why we offer everything under one roof. Instead of going from one specialist to the next, scheduling tests at different locations, we offer subspecialties to diagnose and treat acute to chronic and complex health concerns. Contact us today to start down the path of living a pain-free life.