Car Injuries

San Mateo Whiplash Treatment by Spicer Chiropractic

What is a Whiplash Injury?

Whiplash treatment is used to help treat someone who has recently experienced an injury. Whiplash, itself, is a term used to explain a mechanism of injury to the neck where there is a rapid movement of the head causing pain in the neck. This can occur in a variety of settings, including car accidents, sports injuries, and amusement park rides. When the head rapidly moves either back to front, side to side, or any opposing direction, this will cause damage and result in neck pain. Neck pain is not generally felt immediately after the injury. 

Common Whiplash Symptoms

If you have gone through trauma, it is important to pay attention to your symptoms as it will likely indicate that you need to see medical care quickly. Common symptoms people experience with whiplash include:

  • Neck Pain
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • increased pain with movement
  • Headaches
  • Tenderness
  • Pain in the shoulder
  • Upper back or arms pain
  • Tingling in the arms
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness. 

Some people also experience blurred vision, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), sleep disturbances, irritability, memory problems, and depression although they are not pain-like issues that most people commonly assume are the result of an injury. 

When Should You See a Doctor for Whiplash?

Following a traumatic event, it is important to not brush off your injuries, as it could create complications in the short and long term. It is very important to seek medical care. The ER or Urgent care has on-sight resources available to evaluate your condition for immediate concerns of injury. As your chiropractor, I am trained to evaluate your symptoms, and I refer out to a medical doctor when and if necessary, as some cases require more doctors on your team to best serve your needs. 

Benefits of Visiting a Chiropractor for Whiplash Treatment

Chiropractic is a safe and effective Whiplash solution to help restore the function of your neck, manage your neck pain, and help you heal to reduce issues of dysfunction and degeneration later on in life. 

Why Spicer Chiropractic is San Mateo’s Choice in Whiplash Treatment

As your San Mateo Chiropractor, I have training and experience in treating whiplash injuries with many resources to help manage your pain and other symptoms conservatively. There is no judgment for people who are a little nervous to see a chiropractor or who also take medication for their pain. I am here to help you heal and support you as we find you the best direction for care so that you may move on after sustaining an injury from whiplash. 

Additionally, I work closely with a network of providers that I co-manage cases with, including pain management, orthopedists, neurologists, and neuropsychologists. If you have a chiropractor you are already seeing, I will respect that you are in my office for the collision only and I will return you to them when we are done with your case. If you have any questions or concerns about whiplash, I am here to answer your questions, please send me an email or give me a phone call. I look forward to supporting you as you heal.