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Chiropractic in Charlotte, NC

Whiplash services offered in Charlotte, NC

Whiplash is a common auto accident injury characterized by headaches, neck pain, and shoulder pain. At Complete Healthcare in Charlotte, North Carolina, experienced chiropractor Christopher L. Beller, DC, and the team offer various noninvasive treatments for whiplash. After an exam, they can make personalized care recommendations to relieve your symptoms and restore your range of motion. Call Complete Healthcare today to receive treatment for back pain, or make your appointment online.

Whiplash Q & A

What is whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when your head snaps back and forth rapidly due to a sudden impact. Most cases of whiplash are the result of car crashes –– particularly rear-end accidents. However, it can also occur because of trauma from falls or sports collisions.

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

Symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Dizziness 
  • Fatigue
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms
  • Decreased range of motion in the neck
  • Difficulty turning your head
  • Worsening pain with neck movement
  • Headaches

Some people experience neurological symptoms, including sleep disturbances, memory issues, and blurred vision.

Should I see a chiropractor for whiplash?

Make an appointment with the team at Complete Healthcare if you experience a car accident, work collision, or sports injury. Getting an accurate diagnosis is crucial, even if you feel okay. Whiplash doesn't always present symptoms. An exam and diagnostic imaging can determine your risk and speed up your recovery.

How is whiplash diagnosed?

Your Complete Healthcare provider reviews your medical records and asks about your accident and symptoms. Next, they complete a physical exam. Your provider tests your ability to move your head, neck, and arms and has you perform some easy exercises.

They assess the range of motion in your neck and shoulders, gently feel for tenderness in your back and neck, and test your reflexes and sensations in your limbs. Then, your provider orders diagnostic imaging, like X-rays or MRIs, to check for fractures, dislocations, or herniated discs.

How is whiplash treated?

At Complete Healthcare, the team treats whiplash with conservative and holistic measures. They may recommend:

  • Chiropractic manipulation
  • Cryotherapy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy (TENS)
  • Muscle stimulation
  • Manual therapy
  • Massage
  • Spinal decompression therapy
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Traction
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Low-level light therapy (LLLT)

You may benefit from several treatments, depending on the severity of your symptoms. 

Your provider makes adjustments as necessary, ensuring the treatment process is quick and provides lasting relief.

Is there any way to prevent whiplash?

You can significantly reduce your risk of whiplash by driving defensively. Every time you get into your car, buckle your seatbelt, follow the speed limit, and regularly check your side and rearview mirrors. Likewise, if you play contact sports, wear the proper safety equipment and always warm up and cool down. 

Call Complete Healthcare to receive treatment for whiplash, or make your appointment online today.