Car accidents are a common cause of whiplash injuries. Due to the rush of endorphins, many people think that they are fine after an accident, but later feel the effects. It is advisable to have any injury looked at by a professional. The domino effect of not treating whiplash can have a very real impact on your quality of life. The dangers of letting a whiplash injury go untreated include:
Injuries to the neck caused by a sudden movement of the head can result in extremely uncomfortable chronic pain if left untreated. In addition to neck pain, patients who suffer whiplash often complain of severe headaches that, as with tension headaches, are often felt behind the eyes. There is also the risk of chronic shoulder pain as the result of an untreated whiplash injury. If you have experienced whiplash and want to avoid the discomfort of chronic body aches and pains, then visit your chiropractor as soon as possible.
Serious Neck Injury
Because neck and spine injuries tend to increase in severity the longer they go untreated, a whiplash injury can lead to extremely serious and painful neck injuries such as spinal degeneration, nerve compression, and slipped discs. Unfortunately, these symptoms can take years to develop, during which time they become increasingly difficult to treat. To avoid developing a serious neck and spine injury, visit your chiropractor right away following a whiplash injury.
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Chris Serafini, DC Can Help With Whiplash Injuries
Dr. Chris Serafini, chiropractic physician of Valley Spinal Care Kierland feels a strong sense of mission when it comes to chiropractic and wellness. He has seen how the proper application of practices can transform a person’s life, wiping away pain, and building the foundation for true health. If you or someone you know has been in an accident recently, call our office at (480) 443-7678 for more information.