If you have been in a car accident, you may be suffering from whiplash. Whiplash is caused by your neck bending forcibly forward and then backward, or vice versa. Most whiplash injuries result from a collision that includes sudden acceleration or deceleration due to being rear-ended in an automobile accident. They can also be a result of a sports injury, particularly during contact sports.
Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as seriously injured as you really are. Symptoms from a car accident and whiplash can include anything from radiating pain into the shoulder, elbow pain, wrist pain, hand pain, lower back pain, headaches, jaw pain, and more.
Whiplash is an injury that will only worsen with time. Without proper treatment, whiplash can cause you pain and disability for months and even years. Because the pain isn’t always felt immediately, you may not even be aware you have an injury. The sooner your chiropractor begins to treat your injury, the faster you will heal an less complicated the injury will be.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, schedule your appointment today with Dr. Jeffrey Klein, Klein Chiropractic Center, West Chester, PA, who can help diagnose and treat your injuries.