Whiplash FAQs

Whiplash is a common byproduct of auto collisions. It leads to neck pain, stiffness, and soreness. Severe whiplash symptoms can make it difficult to keep up with daily tasks. Fortunately, you can obtain whiplash pain relief through chiropractic care. These FAQs from Advanced Chiropractic Pain & Wellness in Temecula, CA, explain more about whiplash auto accident injury causes symptoms, and treatment. 


What causes whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when your head is thrust forward and back forcefully and suddenly. This typically occurs due to the impact of a car collision. The violent motion of your head can strain tendons, ligaments, and muscles in your cervical spine, resulting in painful neck symptoms.

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

Whiplash symptoms don’t always occur immediately. Some people don’t feel a thing until weeks later when pain begins. Whiplash can produce:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Pain in your shoulders, back, or arms
  • Chronic headaches
  • Loss of neck flexibility, range of motion, and mobility
  • Dizziness or fatigue
  • Problems sleeping

Your symptoms may start a day or two after your accident or several weeks or months down the line.

Why should I see a chiropractor for whiplash?

Chiropractors specialize in relieving muscle, joint, ligament, and tendon injuries using holistic chiropractic therapies and techniques. We won’t mask your pain with medication or resort to invasive surgical treatment. Our Temecula, CA chiropractor will evaluate your condition, identify the source of your pain and create a treatment plan to reduce pain, restore mobility and promote recovery of your injury.   

How does chiropractic care treat whiplash?

Through the use of chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic massage, we can help reduce neck pain and stiffness. The sudden impact of an auto collision can cause structural imbalances in your neck and spine, which can put undue pressure on spinal nerves. This pressure can be relieved through spinal adjustments. Adjustments restore balance to your system to relieve pain and help your body heal.     

Massage circulates blood to injured muscles and ligaments in your cervical spine to expedite your healing. We’ll also recommend rehab exercises to strengthen sore neck muscles and joints and restore flexibility and mobility. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may need multiple chiro treatments to fully recover from your injury.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Whiplash Treatment in Temecula, CA

To schedule an appointment for auto accident injury treatment, contact Advanced Chiropractic Pain & Wellness Center in Temecula, CA, by calling (951) 303-8486.


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