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Whiplash treatment in Murfreesboro, TN

A neck injury that occurs when the head suddenly moves backward and then forward. Whiplash syndrome, also known as a cervical sprain/strain is a problem often caused by car accidents.

It’s no secret that car accidents are the leading cause of whiplash in the United States, and Murfreesboro is no exception. Have you been the victim of a car accident and are looking for a whiplash treatment specialist in Murfreesboro? Most people with whiplash can get better within weeks with proper early intervention treatment. However, the pain can become chronic and limit your life if the injury was serious.

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SYMPTOMS OF WHIPLASH/ AUTO ACCIDENTS INJURY

The first symptoms of whiplash are typically neck pain or neck stiffness that extends to the back of the neck. This pain usually appears 24-48 hours after the car accident. Other common symptoms are:

  • Neck pain and stiffness, worsening of pain with neck movement
  • Loss of range of motion in the neck
  • Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull
  • Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back or arms
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms, fatigue, dizziness

OTHER SYMPTOMS Although LESS FREQUENT INCLUDE

These symptoms may be due to the impact of a traumatic brain injury during the car accident.

  • Blurred vision.
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Irritability.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Memory problems.
  • Depression.

CAUSES OF AUTO ACCIDENTS INJURY / WHIPLASH

There are many reasons why car accidents happen. Common causes reported in Murfreesboro are:

  1.  Speeding.
  2. Alcohol and drug consumption.
  3. Careless driving in bad weather and rain.
  4. Fatigue and Numbness.
  5. Car defects such as a flat tire or brake failure.

Besides car crashes, extreme sports like boxing, fights and violence, abuse, or physical assault can also cause whiplash.

LONG-TERM PROBLEMS THAT CAN HAPPEN DUE TO IGNORING AUTO ACCIDENTS INJURY / WHIPLASH

The consequences of whiplash will depend on many variables regarding the nature of the impact and how soon treatment begins after the accident. Most people recover within a couple of months if they go to a chiropractor specializing in car accidents. Between 15% and 20% of people are left with chronic pain.

Other consequences of ignoring whiplash are muscle contractures, decreased mobility of the spine, degenerative joint disease and neurological disorders like tension headache, or migraines.

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR WHIPLASH

Self-care at home: It can help the first few days to improve inflammation from damage and lessen pain.

  • Ice packs and gentle exercises

Pain medications:

  • Analgesic, non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxant, and narcotic

Therapies:

  • Chiropractic treatment techniques
  • Stretching, physical therapy, and massage

Chiropractic techniques work successfully in the healing process of whiplash. The sooner it starts, the better.

Chiropractic is an effective treatment for injuries from car accidents that bring healing to the cervical spine. It does so through spinal adjustments by applying light force to specific points of injury, decreasing inflammation, increasing range of motion restoring the brain-body communication.

DOES MEDICAL INSURANCE COVER TREATMENT FOR AUTO ACCIDENTS INJURY / WHIPLASH?

Most health and auto insurance plans cover treatment expenses for car accident injuries. It can vary between different insurance policies or insurance companies. Our office will assist you in contacting your insurance company to find out about your health coverage.

How Revolution Health Center Can help in AUTO ACCIDENTS INJURY / WHIPLASH treatment in Murfreesboro, TN

Approximately three million Americans suffer from whiplash annually, mostly due to car accidents, and nearly 50% have a slow recovery because they do not start treatment early.  Starting treatment immediately helps most people recover quickly in the first few months.

Whiplash not only hurts the neck, but it can also have consequences for the rest of the body, such as walking problems or arms weakness since major nerves pass through the cervical spine.

This vital involvement of the cervical spine is why we care about you and your health at Murfreesboro Clinic because we know what whiplash can mean.

The sooner you start treatment, the better the recovery will be. At Murfreesboro Revolution Health Center Clinic, you will find trained specialists with years of experience, like Dr. McCary, who has many years of experience and has helped many patients heal after whiplash.

Call our contact number to schedule an appointment, or go to our Murfreesboro Chiropractic clinic. We will be there for you to help you heal through this challenging process.

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Do not ignore your Auto Accident Injuries / Whiplash, it can become worse overtime. It’s important to consult with the doctor and understand the root cause of Auto Accident Injuries / Whiplash.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT Auto Accident injuries

Do Murfreesboro chiropractors treat whiplash?

Of course, Murfreesboro chiropractors treat whiplash or any car injury. The efficacy of chiropractic science is based on adjusting the spinal joints. The sooner you contact a chiropractic specialist, the more beneficial the results will be. Besides, it is a safe, non-invasive, and very effective procedure. Avoid chronic pain and call now.

How long does it take for neck whiplash to heal?

Recovery time varies according to the severity of the whiplash injury. Typically, a person who has suffered whiplash should recover in one and three months. Sometimes there are extenuating circumstances.

What is the best treatment for whiplash injury?

The best treatment is to see a chiropractic accident specialist immediately. Treatments include heat and cold therapy, chiropractic adjustments and massage.  

Can you heal from whiplash?

Of course, you can heal from it, recovery depends on the seriousness of your whiplash. Some people may get better after a few weeks while others may get better after a few months. We are all different.

What is the fastest way to recover from whiplash?

There is no magic formula for a quick recovery from whiplash, but following these tips on treatment can help:

  • Apply cold and then heat to the cervical spine where it hurts for 15 min 3 times a day.
  • When necessary consider taking over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
  • Gently massage the area where it hurts.

How can I speed up my whiplash recovery?

While feeling pain in your neck, start therapy with cold and then heat, if necessary take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, make gentle neck movements every hour. 

What are the side effects of a car accident?

There are many, and they can go from minor bumps on impact to death. The side effects can be physical (injuries, bruises, wounds, contusions) or psychological (emotional trauma).

How long are you sore after a car accident?

Many people deal with soreness for eight weeks or more after an accident.  Ailments include bruises, stiffness, joint pain, and headache. More serious injuries include damage to major organs or neck fractures. Injuries can also be emotional, and getting psychological and emotional help can be a big step in recovery.

Is it normal to throw up after a car accident?

Throwing up after a car accident is a sign of a concussion. Even the simplest collisions can cause you to vomit, or nerves and adrenaline of the moment often lead to vomiting.

How long does it take to recover from soft tissue injury?

It depends on the type and grade of the injury. The mildest injuries are grade 1 and can be recovered in a few weeks, while grade 2 or 3 injuries may take longer, from 4 weeks to several months. Consult a physician if you suspect soft tissue injury.

Can you get a concussion from a minor car accident?

A person can get a concussion from even a minor accident. Both the driver and the passenger can get concussions. Consult a chiropractor immediately if you have been in a car accident. Traumatic brain injuries not promptly treated can leave permanent consequences such as loss of cognitive function or disability.

Can you sue for emotional distress from a car accident?

Of course, a car accident is a traumatic process for everyone, and any trauma leaves us with emotional distress as a result. The key is to know how to recognize it and receive psychological help for it.

What are the less frequent symptoms that include but are not limited to whiplash/auto car accident injury?

The less frequent symptoms are tinnitus, dizziness, loss of vision or feeling sensation and walking problems. 

What are the long term problems that can happen due to ignoring whiplash?

The problems resulting from ignoring whiplash are increased risk of degenerative joint disease,  chronic pain, and neurological complications such as loss of feeling sensation, numbness, tingling, paresthesias, or paresis.