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What Is A Whiplash Injury?

Commonly caused by car accidents, physical abuse, and contact sports, whiplash is bodily trauma in which your head is forcibly jerked back and forth on your neck. The movement can cause muscles and tendons to stretch and tear, leaving you with persistent neck pain, stiffness, and headaches.

While you may begin to feel the symptoms of whiplash immediately, it typically presents within 24 hours of the event and in some cases, may take up to a week to appear. It is important to seek the opinion of a trusted medical professional as soon as possible for proper diagnosis. If you’re suffering from whiplash, come to Progressive Health and Rehab. Our skilled medical team will develop a treatment plan to bring you the relief you need.

What Are the Symptoms Of Whiplash?

Some of the most common whiplash symptoms reported by patients include neck pain, stiffness, and headaches. While many patients recover within a few weeks given proper treatment and exercise, it’s possible for whiplash to cause chronic neck pain and/or other ongoing complications.

Be sure to visit our pain relief experts at Progressive Health and Rehab if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Neck pain and/or stiffness
  • Loss of range of motion in the neck
  • Pain made worse with neck movement
  • Headaches in the base of the skull
  • Tenderness in upper back, arms, or shoulder
  • Dizziness and/or fatigue

Other less common symptoms should also be checked out, including blurred vision, ringing ears, memory and concentration difficulties, sleep disturbances, and irritability.

Get the Relief You Deserve

When you’re suffering from whiplash, the pain can affect every area of your life. Progressive Health and Rehab has the tools and expertise to get you back on track and feeling like yourself. During your exam, our medical professionals will discuss the event that led to the condition and your symptoms to get a better understanding of the situation.

In some cases, we may use imaging tests, such as X-rays, CTs, or MRIs to rule out other conditions that may be causing your symptoms. Once accurately diagnosed, we’ll work together to form a pain management and treatment plan. This customized plan will likely include proper chiropractic manipulation, nutritional support to manage symptoms as well as a series of stretching and movement exercises by a licensed physical therapist to restore your strength and range of motion. In the case of ongoing whiplash pain or complications, we may make a referral for additional testing.

Chiropractic Care Team at Progressive Health & Rehab, Gahanna, OH

Your Source for Personalized Medical Care

Don’t suffer from whiplash pain. Call us today to begin your recovery. Progressive Health and Rehab has been providing custom-tailored pain relief and rehab services to patients in and around Gahanna, OH, for decades. At our clinic, we understand that no two people or situations are alike and that standardized treatment plans aren’t always the best choice. Our licensed health care professionals are dedicated to bringing you fast, effective relief through cutting-edge technology, industry leading advancements and a multi-disciplinary approach that is personalized to your specific needs.

We work alongside chiropractors, physical therapists, and holistic practitioners to provide you with comprehensive care and service for a wide range of physical conditions. We’ll get you back on your feet and feeling like yourself before you know it.

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