Whiplash Injuries are significant injuries that occur after an acceleration/deceleration injury such as an auto accident. These injuries are often ignored or mistreated, causing future pain and suffering down the road. It’s crucial that motion is restored to the cervical joints as soon as possible, making recovery faster than prolonged immobilization.
When using the term “whiplash injury,” this describes trauma to both the bone structures and joints along with the soft tissues in this area. Symptoms of whiplash may include one or more of the following:
- Neck Pain and stiffness
- Shoulder Pain
- Headaches or TMJ (jaw pain)
- Radiating arm pain or weakness
- Tiredness or fatigue
- Back pain
- Visual disturbances
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
Diagnosis and Treatment of Whiplash Injury:
It’s important to get your cervical spine examined as soon as possible following an auto accident. Dr. James specializes in the treatment of whiplash injuries and will begin by doing a thorough examination which could include: physical exam, orthopedic exam, x-rays, and/or functional and neurological testing.
If you or a loved one needs a consultation or examination, call today: 817-337-3636
Dr. Dennis James
Keller Chiropractor, Certified in Brain & Whiplash Traumatology